The Goverment of Malaysia has re-launched a tender process to develop the Kepong Solid Waste Transfer Station PPP project.
According to the invitation to tender issued by the government, only companies or consortia with at least 51% of its shareholdings to be held by Malaysian controlled entities are able to bid for the project.
It is understood that the project would involve the development and maintenance, under a 30 year concession period, of a 15 MW waste-to-energy incinerator with a total capacity of 1,000 tonnes per year. The new facilities would be located at Kepong, a town at the borders Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, located about 6 km from the Kuala Lumpur City Center, to the south of Sungai Buloh.
The total project investment is estimated between RM600 million (US$132 million) and RM800 million (US$181 million).
Interested parties must submit their expressions of interest on of before 28 January 2015.
In October 2014, the government of Malaysia shortlisted four firms for the project. At that time the shortlisted firms beat out competition from 29 other competitors. The team were the following: UEM Environment Sdn Bhd & Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, DRB-Hicom Bhd & MC Corp Bhd's & Sumitomo Corp, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) & South Korea's Hyundai Rotem Co, and Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd & Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp.
See invitation to tender: