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About the HCP

Established in 2000 by Privatization Law 228 and assumed PPP functions in 2017 by Law 48, the High Council for Privatization and PPP is the executive arm of the government in charge of tendering privatization and PPP projects.

In light of the recent enactment of the PPP Law in September 2017, we are presenting below certain potential PPP projects with the aim of:

1) Giving local and international companies a preview on some of what the various Government entities are working on; and

2) Soliciting feedback and interest.

This is not an exhaustive list of potential PPP projects. Indeed, many of the projects currently under examination are not listed here, for particular reasons in each case.  It should also be noted that the projects presented below are not all at the same level of development. Some are more advanced, others are still in very early development. What they have in common is their importance to the economy of the country and the wellbeing of its citizens.

Working with the various ministries over the course of the next several months, the High Council for Privatization and PPP will endeavor to solidify a formal PPP Program that includes project priorities.

EXPANSION OF BEIRUT RAFIK HARIRI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Government of Lebanon (GoL) intends to expand its sole operational commercial airport in Lebanon, the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BRHIA) on a PPP basis.

The key project components are as follows:

  • The development of a new terminal for 6,000,000 passengers and its concourse.
  • Some improvements to existing airport infrastructure (the aprons, taxiways etc.)
  • Some improvements to the access roads.
  • Develop non-aeronautical revenues for the financial sustainability of the project.

Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) completed the Airport Master plan and are currently working on the traffic impact study expected to be completed by end of March 2018.

KLEIAAT RENE MOUAWAD AIRPORT

Government of Lebanon (GoL) intends to rehabilitate and expand Rene Mouawad Airport on a PPP basis. Project highlights:

  • An airport that will operate charter, cargo and internal flights as well as hosts an aviation training centre.
  • Benefits from an area of 6MM m2, out of which 2.75MM m2 is the investment area.
  • Currently comprises one runway of 3000m length (expandable by 250m) and 45m width, a 3000m taxiway, a 100-car parking lot, and a control tower.

Linked to an international coastal and internal road network.

KHALDEH – NAHR IBRAHIM EXPRESSWAY

The Government of Lebanon (GoL) intends to build an Expressway from Khaldeh to Nahr Ibrahim on a PPP basis. The key project components are as follows:

  • Total length of the expressway is 38 km divided into a tunnel section of 12 km and a dual 3-4 lane expressway of total length approximately 20 km, Interchanges, service roads and bridges
  • GoL might consider splitting the execution of this expressway into different standalone sections for ease of implementation and for securing the funds for the expropriation

JOUNIEH TOURISTIC PORT

Government of Lebanon (GoL) intends to develop a new Touristic Port in Jounieh on a PPP basis. The project entails the development of a port for cruise ships that has a total area of 920,000m2 and can accommodate ships of 360m in length. It comprises the construction of:

  • 2130m main breakwater, two quays of 1000m total length and 12m depth.
  • Two marinas for a total of 400 marina berths.
  • One passenger terminal.

All facilities required for the provision of high quality service to the users.

SAIDA NEW PORT

Government of Lebanon (GoL) intends to develop a New Port in Saida on a PPP basis. The project entails the development of a commercial and touristic port that can accommodate commercial and cruise ships up to 275 m by comprising:

  • Three commercial quays of a 590m total length with a draft of 10 meters.
  • Around 300 marina berths for touristic boats of 5m draft.

GoL completed part of the infrastructure work for a total of USD 19MM in Dec 2016, including a main breakwater of 1000m length with a reinforced concrete superstructure of 630m length, a secondary breakwater of 230m length, and a 150m commercial quay adjacent to the main breakwater.

EL BARED DAM

The project comprises two components:

  • A central core rock fill dam for water supply of 37 MCM (static) / 90 MCM (dynamic) annual storage capacity, of a height of 88m, length of 635m, and crest level of 180m and a fill volume of 4.80 MCM. Submerging an area of 113 Ha, it has very low leakage risk with no housing, archeological or infrastructure impact. The supply from the dam would rely on both pumping and gravity; and
  • The associated water treatment plant, transmission lines and reservoirs.

AIN DARA – AZOUNIEH DAM

The project comprises two components:

  • A central core rock fill dam for water supply of 4.1 MCM (static) / 5 MCM (dynamic) annual storage capacity, of a height of 53m, length of 300m, and crest level of 1106m and a fill volume of 0.74 MCM. Submerging an area of 28 Ha, it has low leakage risk with no housing or archeological issues but a moderate infrastructure impact. The supply from the dam would rely on gravity; and
  • The associated water treatment plant, transmission lines and reservoirs.

MAASER EL CHOUF DAM AND LAKE

The project comprises two components:

  • An asphalt concrete face rock fill dam for water supply of 2.2 MCM (static) / 2.2 MCM (dynamic) annual storage capacity, of a height of 51.5m, length of 253m, and crest level of 1131.5m and a fill volume of 0.5 MCM. Submerging an area of 13.5 Ha, it has high leakage risk with no housing, archeological or infrastructure impact, and no agricultural land loss. The supply from the dam would rely on gravity; and
  • The associated water treatment plant, transmission lines and reservoirs.

QORTADA-SFAILEH-DEIR KHOUNA-HLALIYEH WASTEWATER SYSTEM

The project comprises two main components:

  • Four wastewater treatment plants: Qortada (34,330 PE), Sfaileh (108,800 PE), Deir Khouna (79,478 PE) and Hlaliyeh (51,144 PE) in horizon year 2050; and
  • Their relative collection and conveyance systems, connecting 14,500 homes and all totaling 400km of lines and 284km of over-asphalting.

ALEY (MOEW MASTER PLAN ZONE 8) WASTEWATER SYSTEM

The project comprises two components:

  • Two activated sludge technology wastewater treatment plants: Maasriti/Chourit, serving Region A (65,000 PE year 2035 and 97,000 PE year 2050) and Charoun, serving Region B (15,000 PE year 2044 and 22,500 year 2050); and
  • Their relative collection and conveyance systems, totalling 266km of lines.

ALEY (MOEW MASTER PLAN ZONE 7) WASTEWATER SYSTEM

The project comprises two components:

  • Two wastewater treatment plants: Mejdlaya activated sludge technology plant, serving Region A (45,000 PE year 2025 and 66,000 PE year 2050), and Bchetfine upflow bioreactor technology, serving Region B (20,000 PE year 2025 and 30,000 PE year 2050); and
  • Their relative collection and conveyance systems, totalling 250km of lines.

KFARHAI WASTEWATER SYSTEM

The project comprises two components:

  • A wastewater treatment plant in Kfarhai (13,980 PE year 2040); and
  • Its collection and conveyance system, totalling 103km of lines.

SHABTINE WASTEWATER SYSTEM

The project comprises two components:

  • A wastewater treatment plant in Shabtine (6,524 PE year 2040); and
  • Its collection and conveyance system, totalling 62km of lines.

ZAHRANI AND SELAATA IPP PROJECTS

Implementation of two Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) projects involving two Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plants located in Zahrani and Salaata areas, each with a capacity ranging between 500 MW and 600 MW.

In terms of fuel supply, GoL is planning to develop Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRUs) for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for each Project. The deployment of the FSRUs is expected to be finalized by GoL ahead of the Projects’ completion. Both Projects are planned to have dual fuel capabilities using natural gas as a primary fuel and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) as a secondary duel with diesel oil being a start-up fuel and a back-up fuel.

NATIONAL DATA CENTER

One or more scalable data center facilities and infrastructure based on Tier 3 standard, offering cloud infrastructure, platform and software services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) to both the public and private sectors, with the potential of expanding services in the region.

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TO ENERGY SYSTEM

The project comprises two components:

  • An incineration plant of 2,000 tons/day capacity based on “Waste to Energy” technology for municipalities that are willing to participate in the project; and
  • Six associated sorting plants.

HAZARDOUS WASTE INTERIM STORAGE

A minimum of three interim storage facilities for Hazardous Waste generated in Lebanon (estimated at 50,000 tons/year).

TRIPOLI SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

The Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ) is the first project of its kind in Lebanon to develop a multi-use economic zone complete with all required infrastructure and utilities.  The 55-hectare site is adjacent to the Port of Tripoli and offers many logistical advantages.  The TSEZ is expected to be a catalyst for the sustainable economic growth of Tripoli and the north of Lebanon. The TSEZ will provide a streamlined and transparent business environment, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure services, and bolster SME capabilities in order to attract local and foreign investors and expand Lebanon’s export potential.

Ongoing Tenders

Requesting Expressions of Interest from Legal and Technical Advisory Firms for the Expansion of Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport PPP Project

 
 
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