Madagascar Oil renounces bidding to Jirama’s call to offers for heavy fuel supply
“(Ecofin Agency) - Madagascar Oil regrets not being able to take part in Jirama’s recent call to tenders for fuel supply”. That is how the Malgasy oil and gas company announced that it renounced taking part to the call to offers launched by the power company for heavy fuel supply to its thermal plants.
Last March 1st, Madagascar Oil had announced in newspapers l’Express Madagascar it intended to bid to the call to tenders and would provide heavy fuel from Tsimiroro where it currently has 16,000 reserve barrels. However, it appears it had to go back on its word due to the various requirements of the call to tenders. Indeed, the process excludes joint participation through which Madagascar Oil wished to offer its services. Additionally, the oil company is not willing to rehabilitate the road by which the fuel will be conveyed as Jirama requests.
Madagascar presently struggles against a severe power crisis. Truly, the country, which depends a lot on fuel-powered thermal plants, encounters challenges getting the fuel and water levels at its hydropower dams are actually too low.