Waste-to-Energy Procurement Assistance (Deloitte Consulting LLP, Amman, Jordan)

Due to the desire for improved energy security, Jordan is pursing long-term initiatives such as improved energy efficiency and alternative energy supplies. One potential long-term energy supply for Jordan could be a municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) facility. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting Jordan’s energy security through the Energy Sector Capacity Building (ESCB). Deloitte Consulting LLP has a task order contract to implement the ESCB activities.

The ESCB assisted the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) in developing procurement documents for a municipal WTE facility. Amman Jordan generates approximately 3,000 tons per day of solid waste, which is delivered to a transfer station and transported to a landfill approximately 40 miles from Amman. This solid waste may be able to fuel a WTE, reducing landfill disposal, and create energy security for Jordan.

GBB was retained by the ESCB to develop a “results-oriented” procurement process  following a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) issued by MEMR which resulted in submission by companies offering technologies for the production of refuse-derived fuels (RDF) and WTE.