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Clean Coal Day in Japan 2016 International Symposium

"Pathway for Coal towards High Efficient & Low Emission (HELE) Technology under the World's Coal Value Chain"


(Wed) 7 - (Thu) 8 September, 2016,  ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo

(Fri) 9 September, 2016,  Site Tour (J-POWER, The Isogo Thermal Power Plant)


Coal is used in many countries around the world as a useful energy source for its excellent supply stability and economic efficiency. The circumstances surrounding coal have not changed much, and coal demand is expected to increase further mainly in developing and emerging countries.

The issue of CO2 reduction, however, is an addressing task in the light of preventing the global warming since the amount of CO2 emitted by coal utilization is larger than that of other fossil fuels. The latest technologies have enabled to reduce the environmental burden though the measures have not been taken globally for prioritizing economic efficiency. It is urgently necessary to implement concrete measures for the CO2 reduction.

The OECD Meeting held in November 2015 set a new regulation rules on the international financing organizations concerning the CCT introduction to developing countries. Following the Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 in December 2015, all participating countries have been set to pursue global warming mitigation measures toward 2030 and they have started taking action for implementing concrete measures.

The developing countries in Asia as well as the developed countries including Japan regard coal as an important energy source that plays a role in energy diversification to secure energy security. Considering the situation, further efforts for increasing efficiency, reducing environmental burden and realizing coal utilization in the future hydrogen society have been set out.

Under these circumstances, we will discuss the following issues from various viewpoints at the CCD2016 Symposium; position of coal in respective countries and regions after COP21, change of needs on CCT/CCS introduction, measures and issues involved in promoting CCT/CCS introduction and the effective collaboration and cooperation among countries and regions.

We look forward to your active attendance at the Clean Coal Day in Japan 2016 International Symposium.





You can contact the symposium secretariat (clean-coal-day_2016@jcoal.or.jp)  regarding special course for the Osaki CoolGen Project site tour held on an invite-only basis.

Announcement of Final Tender Results

Business Development Department of Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) is pleased to announce today the final results of the tender on Support and Facilitation Work for Japan-India Cooperation for Project on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Electricity, offer of which was made from July 4 to 25, 2016.

 Shown below is the first ranked company, with which JCOAL will enter into contract negotiations, followed by a set of activities required for attaining the objective of the commissioned work under the bilateral cooperation:

Company name: STEAG Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Address: A-29, Sector 16, Noida-201301 INDIA

 We appreciate interest and enthusiasm of each and every stakeholder in participating in the bidding.


                       Yasushi Kawamura
       Business Development Department
       Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)

Tender Notification

Title: Support and Facilitation Work for Japan-India Cooperation for Project on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Supply of Electricity

1. Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) has been engaging in Japan-India Cooperation for Project on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Supply of Electricity (hereinafter referred to as "CEA-JCOAL Cooperation" or "the Cooperation"), in close cooperation with Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of India.  The Cooperation saw a steady development through diagnostic activities at power stations and knowledge-sharing activities through workshops, meetings and observation and meeting program in Japan. JCOAL intends to employ a consultant to provide supporting services for the Project.

2. The cost of the consulting services will be financed by JCOAL out of the proceeds of the budget extended for the Cooperation by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the consultant to be employed will be selected in accordance with JCOAL's guidelines for the employment of the consultants.

3. The RFP includes the following documents:

a. Request for Proposal (This document)

b. Instructions to Consultants (including Data Sheet)

c. Technical Proposal-Sample Forms

d. Financial Proposal-Sample Form

e. Terms of Reference (TOR)

f. Sample Form of Contract

4. You may undertake the work in association with other consultants (not necessarily selected from among the other consultants invited to present proposals), provided that your firm as the consultant shall execute a major portion of the services.  In such a case, the proposal shall state clearly whether the partners in the association will be "jointly and severely" responsible for performance under the consulting services contract, or whether one of the partners will be "solely" responsible, and it shall state which partner will be acting on behalf of the association in all its relations and communications with the JCOAL.

5. Your technical and financial proposals respectively shall cover in detail the following: 

Technical proposal

a. General information that clearly indicate that your firm is financially and socially credible, such as published financial statements and annual reports as attached to the technical proposal.

b. The background and experience of your firm and associated firms if any, including a list of past and present work of a nature similar to this project.

c. The general approach and methodology which you propose for carrying out the services covered in the TOR, including such detailed information as you deem relevant, together with:

-A detailed overall work program and a bar chart indicating the duration and the timing of the assignment of each expert or other member assigned to the Project:

-Your estimate of the total number of man-months required; and

-A clear description of the responsibilities of each expert within the overall work program.

d. The name, background and professional experience of each expert to be assigned to the Project, with particular reference to the experience of work of a nature similar to that of the proposed assignment.  You are requested to cover at least the points specifically mentioned in the TOR and in this document.

Financial proposal

a. The proposed amount of the cost you deem to be required to fulfill the mission of the consultant clarified in the TOR.

6. You are kindly requested to e-mail your technical proposal and financial proposal separated into two (2) electronic files to JCOAL at the following e-mail addresses no later than July 25, 2016. Please note that the submission will be closed at 4:30 pm Japan time, i.e. 1:00 pm India time on the deadline date.

7. As soon as all technical proposals have been evaluated, the technical proposals by the firms that have passed the mark will be open.  After the comprehensive evaluation has been completed, a consultant who has submitted the first-ranked proposal will be invited to discuss the financial and other terms of a contract.

8. Should you like to have additional information, we will do our best to provide it. Requests for additional information, or any delay in complying with such requests, shall not, however, in any way affect the obligation of firms invited to send complete proposals by the designated deadline.

Bid acceptance period: 4th July to 25th July. 2016


1. RFP_070416.pdf

2.ITC_Data Sheet_2016.pdf


4.Technical Proposal_sample_2016.doc

5.Financial Prposal_sample_2016.doc

6.TOR_contractor india_2016.pdf


Round Table Con­fer­ence by WBPDCL

The Government of India has been making its strenuous efforts toward sustainable power supply by massive capacity addition through new construction of large scale power plants under Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) and R&M as well as Life Extension (LE) of existing power plants. In an endeavor to be conducive to the foregoing policy efforts, CEA and JCOAL embarked on their bilateral cooperation, Indo-Japan Cooperation for Efficiency and Environmental Improvement of Coal Fired Power Stations, abbreviated as CEA-JCOAL Cooperation, based on shared recognition that R&M is quite significant to efficiency and environmental sustainability of power supply.

Diagnostic activities under the project so far have produced steady outcomes with the diagnosed 9 units out of 8 power stations. The bilateral activities have been contributing to some cases of R&M materialization with Japanese CCT, e.g. MEEP (Moving-electrode Type Electrostatic Precipitator) introduction to the two 500 MW units at Rihand TPS of NTPC.

It is natural that JCOAL welcomed the invitation from the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) and the World Bank to attend and share its experience of R&M in India as well as Japanese philosophy of plant life management at a high-​level round-table organized by WBPDCL in Kolkata on April 4, 2016. While the primary purpose of the round-table was to share the imple­men­ta­tion experience from Bandel TPS and to brain­storm on issues around the poten­tial for scal­ing up R&M of similar TPS units in India, esti­mated to be in the range of 25,000 MW, the record and presentations of the meeting covers a wide range of relevant issues so that they will be quite useful for those who are interested in R&M and/or coal power development in India.  The Round Table was attended also by the other imple­ment­ing part­ners of the World Bank-​supported project are MOP, CEA, MSPGCL and HPGCL as well as major domestic and international stakeholders including JCOAL. The meeting was followed by a site visit to Bandel TPS on April 5, 2016. 
Part of relevant doocuments are available at the foregoing link.