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Moldovan Railway seeks consultant for assistance in the implementation of an Energy Efficiency Programme

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is in the process of providing a sovereign loan to the national railway operator and infrastructure manager Moldovan Railway (CFM). CFM plans to enhance the efficiency and safety of railway services and to improve the overall performance of its railway operations.

CFM has identified improving energy efficiency as a strategic area for reducing operational costs, improving quality and reliability of service and mitigating the environmental impact of its operations. CFM now intends to engage a consultant to assist CFM in the implementation of an Energy Efficiency Programme which will include both organisational arrangements (establishment of a unit in charge of energy management), as well as implementation of procedures for energy monitoring and metering and information systems.

The Consultant’s tasks will likely include, but not be limited to, the following:
•  A review of energy efficiency investment areas which have already been investigated by CFM and form part of their investment plan (traction rolling stock modernisation), ensuring the integration of best available technologies through adoption of life-cycle criteria into the procurement processes;
•  A review of energy/environmental management practices at the rail sector in Moldova and preliminary assessment of energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction opportunities, with particular focus on the quality of rolling stock and built environment (e.g. railway stations, service buildings, offices);
•  Establishing and providing training to a function within the organisation aimed at identifying/assessing areas for energy savings, identifying energy performance indicators and appropriate benchmarks and defining appropriate instruments/channels to report performance/results achieved in line with international standards;
•  Defining the scope of energy and fuel metering procedures following a sequential approach towards a full energy management system, which must be consistent with the industry best practice and operational standards;
•  Draft the technical specification for Energy Management Information System to be procured by CFM; this system would comprise hardware and software to collate resource data on traction and non-traction energy consumption from across the organisation.
•  Exploring the feasibility of some specific opportunities and complementary ways for financing energy efficiency such as using the Energy Performance Contracting.

More details: http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/p-pn-48452.html

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