TEASER FOR 1 GW ON SHORE WIND RE-ZONE (YEKA) TENDER PACKAGE

1. RE-ZONE (YEKA) MODEL

The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (the MENR) issued the Regulation on Renewable Energy Resources Zones on October 9,2016, in the Official Gazette. The new regulation has introduced a new investment model to support renewable energy investments and incentivize local manufacturing of renewable generation assets. The main purposes of the Regulation are to use renewable energy resources much more efficiently and effectively by identifying renewable energy zones on public, treasury, or private-owned territories; to realize the renewable energy investments much more rapidly; to manufacture renewable energy equipment in Turkey; to use locally-manufactured equipment/components; and to contribute to research and development activities through technology transfer. A renewable energy resource zone (YEKA) and its electrical connection capacity utilization rights can be offered to an eligible entity under the “Allocation on the Condition of Local Manufacturing” or “Allocation on the Condition of Using Locally-Manufactured Equipment” mechanisms.

In the first mechanism, the legal entity being offered the YEKA and its connection capacity utilization rights must establish an equipment manufacturing factory in Turkey according to the standards and the relevant terms of references (ToR) of tenders. A research and development (R&D) center must be established by the legal entity as well. In the R&D Center, R&D activities must be implemented at a certain period of time and in line with the pre-determined obligatory conditions such as budget, number of employees, and staff qualifications. In this mechanism, locally-manufactured equipment and the other local components that are defined in the ToR must be used in the YEKA.

In the second mechanism, the YEKA and its electrical connection capacity utilization rights are given to a legal entity who wins the competition and commits to procure locally-manufactured equipment and other related local components (balance of the plant) for the power plant from available Turkish factories. The equipment and components have certain levels of local content ratios as defined in ToR’s and must be compatible with the national or international standards.

In 2017, Turkey finalized the largest-ever solar and wind power reverse-auctions based on the first mechanism. On March 20, 2017 a consortium of Turkey’s Kalyon Enerji and South Korea’s Hanwha Q CELLS won the tender for the construction of a 1-GW solar power plant in the Karapınar district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya. The winning bid was a price of USD 6.99 cent/kWh. The tender – held in a reverse auction where the ceiling price per kWh was USD 8 cent/kWh – will see 1 GW of installed capacity along with a manufacturing factory for photovoltaic (PV) equipment coming online over the next two years. Under the terms of the tender, the power purchase agreement (PPA) will be valid for 15 years, and the solar equipment used must be domestically procured.
On the other hand, Turkey held one of the largest wind tenders calling for 1 GW power installation and establishment of a local wind turbine factory. A consortium of German giant Siemens and Turkey’s Türkerler and Kalyon Enerji Holdings won the billion-dollar wind energy tender on Aug. 3 2017, offering the lowest power purchasing price to the state with $3.48 cent/kWh. The consortium will benefit from the PPA for 15 years. The turbine assembly plant will in the first stage be supplying locally-manufactured components to the 1 GW capacity YEKA Wind Power Plants. (WPPs).

2. ONSHORE WIND TENDER FOR 1 GW CAPACITY ALLOCATION

The MENR announced in the Official Gazette dated November 7, 2018, the new YEKA tender for 1 GW capacity broken into four different Connection Regions (Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Aydın and Muğla), each being 250 MWe capacity. The new wind YEKA tender will be based on the model of “Allocation of the Capacity on the Condition of Using Locally-Manufactured Equipment.” The Ministry has set March 7, 2019, as the deadline for submission of the financial offers. Four different tenders will take place and the investors may apply to any or all of the tenders.

The tender calls for a reverse-auction from the ceiling price of USD 5.5 cents/kWh and set-up of maximum 1 GW wind power plants with the 55% localization requirement. The WPPs will be licensed for at least a 49-year period and will not be benefiting from any additional premium or support from the Government. The electricity generated from the power plants shall be purchased by the Government at the price identified through reverse-auction; and the PPA term begins with the signing of the Contract on the Allocation of the YEKA Utilization Rights between the Ministry and the Winner.

2.1. TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Qualifications:
− One legal entity, joint ventures or consortiums may offer bids to the tender and no previous experience is expected from the bidders. Acquisition of the ToR by at least a member of joint ventures or consortiums is required in order to participate in tender.

− Legal entities and joint ventures or consortiums must satisfy either of following financial criteria. The shares of different shareholders are taken into account in calculation:

a. Total sales revenues or turnover for 2016, 2017 and 2018 ≥ 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million) TL (or its equivalent in foreign currency)
b. Total assets’ value as of the end of 2018 ≥ 45,000,000 (forty-five million) TL (or its equivalent in foreign currency)

− The financial criteria abovementioned shall be met independently for each of the tenders.

− Applicant shall submit to the Ministry a 1-year letter of guarantee worth USD 2.5 million USD, which is exact, convertible to cash partially or wholly, and which is arranged by banks established in Turkey according to Law of Banking No: 5411, or by foreign banks who are allowed to operate in Turkey according to their legislation, or by Banks who operate in Turkey under counter-guarantee of banks or credit institutions active outside Turkey. The guarantee letters shall be submitted separately for each of the tenders if the applicant is to participate in all.

Tasks Required to Fulfill After Tender:
− The Winner shall submit to the Ministry (no later than one day before the Signing of the Contract on the Allocation of the YEKA Utilization Rights) a 10-year letter of guarantee worth USD 12.5 million and the letter submitted before the tender shall be returned to the Winner. The guarantee letters shall be submitted separately for each of the tenders awarded.

− The Winner shall sign the Contract on the Allocation of the YEKA Utilization Rights within 30 days following the invitation by the Ministry.

− The winner shall submit to the Ministry the candidate YEKAs within the relevant Province (Connection Region) within 90 days following the Signing of the Contract. Although there is not any lmitation to the number of candidate YEKAs to be submitted to the Ministry, the number of the final YEKA zones in a certain Connection Region shall not be more than five.

− The Winner may offer candidate YEKAs upto 500 MWe capacity.

− The Ministry shall finalize the evaluation process for the submitted candidate YEKAs within 150 days following the submission.

− At least 70% (175 MWe) of the total 250 MWe capacity allocated for each Connection Region shall be utilized by the Winner. The Ministry shall announce the final YEKA Zones on the Official Gazette within 5 days following the composition of the final list.

− Investments of energy transmission line/transformer substations between the electrical switchgears of the WPPs and connection point determined by the TEIAS (transmission system operator) shall be made by the TEIAS in accordance with the Electricity Market Law No. 6446.

− The wind turbines shall be at least 3 MWe electrical generation capacity and be in conformity with Turkish Standards or EU Standards, and if not, with the international standards in order of priortiy. The turbines shall be in conformity with the standards including but not limited to:

IEC 61400-22 Wind Turbines – Part 22: Conformity testing and certification for wind turbines
IEC 61400-1 Wind Turbines – Part 1: Design requirements for wind turbines

− The winner shall obtain all permits and finalize all other procedures for licensing pursuant to the Electricity Licensing Regulation.
Localization

− The wind turbines shall total weighted score of 55 points. The localization total score is the sum of the relevant weighted scores of the Components listed in Annex-1.

− The winner shall procure the required locally-manufactured components from local manufacturers operating within Turkey (except for Free Trade Zones).

− The component that satisfies the specified minimum localization ratio receives the full of weighted score.

− In calculation of the localization ratio, the local product regulation of the Ministry of Industry (http://mevzuat.basbakanlik.gov.tr/Metin.Aspx?MevzuatKod=9.5.20049&MevzuatIliski=0&sourceXmlSearch=YERL%C4%B0%20MALI) is taken into account and the relevant Regulation sets the following formula in calculation of localization:

Localization Ratio = Cost of Final Product (TL) – Cost of Import Input in Total Final Product Cost (TL) / Cost of Final Product (TL) x 100

− Pursuant to the Regulation, “direct and indirect input costs, direct and indirect labor costs and other general costs related to the product” are considered as cost items.

Compensation:
− Any losses in electricity flow resulting from the market operation orders of the TEIAS (transmission system operator) that exceeds 2% of the total electricity generated in a certain billing period is compensated in the next billing period as income loss. Following formula shall apply to calculation of income loss.

Amount of Payment (kWh) = (electricity amount not granted to the system – (2 x total generated electricity/100)
Income loss[TL] = Amount of Payment (kWh) x (PPA Price – Market Clearing Price)

Procurement of Tender Documents and Submission of Financial Offers:
Companies shall procure tender documents from the Directorate General for Energy Affairs (DGEA) under the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources for which the contact details are given below:

Name : T.C. Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanlığı
Address : Enerji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Eskişehir Yolu 7. Km, No: 166, 06520 Çankaya/ANKARA
Phone : +90 312 295 51 10
Fax : +90 312 295 50 05
E-mail : yeka@enerji.gov.tr

The companies shall in the first stage pay 5,000 TL to the following bank account as tender document fee and shall apply to DGEA for procurement of tender with the payment receipt. The purpose of the transfer shall be indicated as “YEKA RES-2 Yarışması Şartname Bedeli” in the bank receipt.

Bank Account Name : T.C. Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanlığı Merkez Saymanlık Müdürlüğü
Branch name :T.C. Merkez Bankası Ankara Şubesi
Account Number (IBAN) : TR 5700 0010 0100 0003 5015 4015
The interested entities shall submit their financial offers to the DGEA with the required documents in the ToR no later than 12.00 on March 7, 2019.

3. COMPETITION PROCESS AND IDENTIFICATION OF PPA PRICE

The legal entities who will participate in the tender must submit all application forms defined in the ToR. The Commission shall open the sealed envelope including all application forms according to the document registration order in the presence of the applicants at a place on a date/time specified in the competition announcement and will check all the documents within the scope of the contents stated in the ToR. If any one of the application letter, receipt of received ToR, Letter of Guarantee, financial offer envelope, or signed ToR is missing and / or if one of these is found to be incorrect, the application shall not be taken into consideration.
The financial offer envelopes of the applicants who are entitled to participate in the competition shall be opened by the Commission at a specified place on a specified date/time in the presence of all eligible applicant authorities. Offers in the financial offer envelopes are ranked and a competition based on a reverse-auction method is carried out among a maximum five designated participants with the lowest financial offers. If there is an equality in the financial offers while determining the least five financial offers, all the applicants with equal offers shall be included in the competition.

The Competition shall continue until the lowest price offer is reached through the reverse-auction process. Applicants who submit their final price offer and who do not give a new offer, sign the Official Reverse-Auction Report and cannot offer again in the competition. The applicant who has the lowest price offer at the end of the competition shall have YEKA utilization rights. The whole and final price offers of the applicants are registered in the Official Reverse-Auction Report issued by the Commission, and it shall be signed by the all eligible applicants.

The Commission’s Report shall be submitted to the approval of the Minister. The competition shall be finalized with the approval of the Minister, and the approved applicant with the lowest price offer shall be invited to sign the Contract on the Allocation of YEKA Utilization Rights. The Ministry may cancel the competition at any stage until the Signing of the Contract.

ANNEX-1 LOCALIZATION TABLE

MAIN PARTS – COMPONENTS – WEIGHTED SCORE – LOCALIZATION RATIO (%)

TOWER 1. tower 17 65
TOWER 2. mechanical interior components of tower 4 51
TOWER 3. tower fasteners 1 51

ROTOR 1. rotor blade 19.5 60
ROTOR 2. rotor hub 2.3 51
ROTOR 3. rotor blade bearings 1 51
ROTOR 4. main or fixed shaft 2 51
ROTOR 5. pitch system 4.5 51

NASCELLE 1. nacelle housing, spinner and canopy 2 51
NASCELLE 2. main frame, bed/generator frames and bed plate 3 51
NASCELLE 3. yaw ring 1 51
NASCELLE 4. yaw system 3 51
NASCELLE 5. main shaft bearing and main shaft bed 1.7 51
NASCELLE 6. cooling system 1 51
NASCELLE 7. brake system 1.2 51
NASCELLE 8. hydraulic system 1.3 51

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS
A1. Gear box 15 51
A2. Generator with conventional gear 5 51
B. Direct drive with synchronous/permanent magnet generator 20 51

POWER SYSTEMS 1. turbine transformer 1.5 51
POWER SYSTEMS 2. power converter 3 51
POWER SYSTEMS 3. electronic power controller 3 51

OTHERS 1. aviation beacon system 0.5 51
OTHERS 2. meteorological instruments/sensors 0.5 51
OTHERS 3. internal nacelle crane 0.5 51
OTHERS 4. auxiliary castings and fittings 0.5 51
OTHERS 5. lubrication system 1 51
OTHERS 6. grounding/lightning system 0.5 51
OTHERS 7. monitoring, data acquisition, control systems 3 51
OTHERS 8. others 0.5 51

For further information, please contact Yasemen Korukçu, korukcu.yasemen@invest.gov.tr –
C/Principe de Vergara 55, 6B 28006 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 010 76 45

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