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Support to the Electric Programs (APE 1 & APE 2).

Albania

Initiative timeframe: 2004/2016

Total initiative costs

€ 94,326,804.0
Reparted as
  • Loans € 93,022,344.0
  • Grants € 1,304,460.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 16.11.2015

Status

75 Complete
75%

Albania


Location

Albania

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The initiative is divided into two programmatic components: APE 1 and APE 2. APE1 (Help to electric Programs), which was the first important sector reform programme after the ‘97-'98 financial crisis in Albania, supported with a remarkable effort by the Italian Development Cooperation. Through this component engineering services, basic equipments, technical assistance to the top management of the two electricity authorities KESH and OST have been supplied. After the emergency phase, when APE1 was already at an advanced implementation stage, the "Program of restructuring and strengthening of the Albanian electrical system for its integration into the system of the Balkans -APE2" started in 2008. The initiative aims at adapting the entire Albanian electrical system to European standards, increasing its reliability and efficiency in view of its interconnection with neighboring countries. A controlled and transparent energy management, in production and sale, is indeed one of the obligations required to Albania by the European integration process. Through the creation of the Dispatching and remote Control Center - DRC -, whose completion is expected by 2015, and the supply of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), the Albanian energy management system aligns to the one of EU countries. Also as part of the APE 2 program, the Tirana 2 Substation has been completed. The substation is a high-tech facility performing functions of electrical voltage’s elevation / reduction in order to allow the distribution of electricity on a continuous and efficient way. In addition, the construction of the Tirana-Elbasan Line has been also completed. This power line is part of the Albania-Montenegro high tension connection In the framework of the 2014-2016 Development Cooperation Protocol signed between Italy and Albania in December 2014 it was agreed the use of worth 16 M Euro savings of APE2 Programme for further actions to support the sector. read more close

Main outcome

Strengthen the management and interconnection capacity of the Albanian power system for its full integration within the electricity market of South-East Europe.

Initiative data

Initiative number 006656
Purpose Electrical transmission/distribution
Sector Energy

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania
Representative andrea.senatori@esteri.it
Other financiers Albanian Government Euro 5.396.537,26

Beneficiaries

Albanian Transmission System Operator (OST) Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania – MEI Albanian Electro Energetic Corporation – KESH Albanian population (about 3 million people)

Beneficiaries of which females 50.0%

As part of the Contract "Construction of the Dispatching and Remote Control Center - DRC", awarded to the Temporary Business Association ABB - Falcione Costruzioni Srl, Falcione was responsible for the civil works for the construction of the DRC, while ABB was responsible for the supply, construction and installation of all the electric-technical components. In 2012 the Falcione Costruzioni was declared bankrupt by the competent Italian Court.

The construction works of the Dispatching and Remote Control Center in Albania, completed only for the reinforced concrete bearing structure, were suspended in 2012.

Actions taken

After a prolonged period of legal assessments and negotiations among the parties, which lasted over two years, ABB as Lead Company of the Temporary Business Association took over the DRC construction works, whose completion is expected by 2015. The Embassy/Italian Development Cooperation’s mediation role since the early stage of the negotiations was fundamental to obtain such result, whose alternative would have been the termination of the works.

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

Works for the construction of the Pogradec, Sauk and Tirana substations.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/13/4 Final Design and Drafting of the Tender dossier for the construction of the Tirana 2 Substation and the 400 kW Line Elbasan2 – Tirana 2.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Italian Embassy/UTL

AID 6656/06/4 Fund for locally contracted technical assistance and support services to the MEI Programme Management Technical Unit

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Works for the construction of the Pogradec, Sauk and Tirana substations

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Technical Assistance to the top management of KESH and OST

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Works for the construction of the new KESH Headquarters (central and peripheral)

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/13/4 Detailed Design and Works for the Dispatching and Remote Control Center in Albania.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Supply of maintenance equipments for the Pogradec distribution line.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Supply of engineering services for the construction of the Pogradec, Sauk and Tirana substations.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/05/3 Supply of urgent equipments for KESH

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

Supply of basic equipments for the construction of the Pogradec, Sauk and Tirana substations.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/13/4 Detailed Design and Works for the construction of the Tirana 2 Substation.

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania

AID 6656/13/4 Detailed Design and Works for the construction of the 400 kW Line Elbasan 2 – Tirana 2.

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded