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Title: Composite struts
Published by: Minesto UK Ltd.
Publication Date: 24/02/2017
Deadline Date: 10/03/2017
Deadline Time: 15:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Minesto is developing a 500kW tidal power plant in form of a “flying” kite tethered to the sea floor. Please visit the website www.minesto.com for more information.
The contract is for fabrication and delivery of composite struts to the Minesto DG500 Kite. The two struts shall connect the wing to the top joint, and transfer the majority of the tether load.
The scope is for 2 main struts and option for spare units.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SUPPLIES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Minesto UK Ltd

St. James House, 13 Kensington Square,

London

W8 5HD

UK

Martin Carlén

+46 731585003

martin.carlen@minesto.com

http://minesto.com/
www.sell2wales.gov.wales
www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Minesto UK Ltd

Vita Gavelns väg 6,

Västra Frölunda

42671

SE

Martin Carlén

+46 731585003

martin.carlen@minesto.com

http://minesto.com/

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Minesto

Vita Gavelns väg 6,

Västra Frölunda

42671

SE

Martin Carlén

+46 731585003

martin.carlen@minesto.com

http://minesto.com/

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Composite struts

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Minesto is developing a 500kW tidal power plant in form of a “flying” kite tethered to the sea floor. Please visit the website www.minesto.com for more information.

The contract is for fabrication and delivery of composite struts to the Minesto DG500 Kite. The two struts shall connect the wing to the top joint, and transfer the majority of the tether load.

The scope is for 2 main struts and option for spare units.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=63354.

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Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

34710000 Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft
34730000 Parts for aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters
34731700 Parts for helicopters
43300000 Construction machinery and equipment
43600000 Parts of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction
43800000 Workshop equipment
44000000 Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
45350000 Mechanical installations
50100000 Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment
50200000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft, railways, roads and marine equipment
50700000 Repair and maintenance services of building installations
71322000 Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering works
1011 Isle of Anglesey

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The main delivery is fabrication of 2 units with option of spares.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

A signed NDA is required to get the Drawings

Additional conditions is specified in additional documents

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

10738

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    10-03-2017  Time  15:00

Estimated award date
 31-03-2017

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN  SV 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

To get the drawings and Signed NDA needs to be sent to Minesto representative.

See also additional doc

(WA Ref:63354)

Relates to the following project/programme financed by EU Community Funds: The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government. The ERDF funding is managed by the Welsh Government’s European Funding Office (WEFO). Website http://wefo.gov.wales/?lang=en

Website http://wefo.gov.wales/?lang=en

5.2

Additional Documentation

DG500-MNT-290-SPC-0001 Technical Specification Struts A01
ITT Kite Struts DGU0330 A01
Contractor application form DGU0168 - rev03
Minesto Terms & Conditions, Standard, Products 1.2
Minesto Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 24-02-2017

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
08/03/2017 10:10Questions by email

According to the process of Sell2wales all questions shall be documented by the webpage.

We have got some questions by email. We show them below:

Buoyancy
Section 3 of the Technical Specification calls for neutral buoyancy, however it also allows provision for the trailing edge to be foam filled. This would result in a significant increase in buoyancy (circa 1kN).
• How critical is the in-water weight of the completed assembly?
Answer: We need to know the in-water weight quite good to balance the complete power plant. When final geometry has been agreed a weight target should also be agreed with a +- tolerance.
• Is positive buoyancy desirable or should the assembly be neutrally buoyant?
Answer: yes positive buoyancy is desirable.

Entrained mass
The volume of enclosed water contributing to the entrained mass would be significantly reduced by the addition of foam core to the trailing edge fairing.
• How critical is the entrained mass of the completed assembly?
Answer: Entrained mass (added mass ) is included in our fluid dynamics simulation of the kite performance. However, it shall not be considered by you. It is sufficient for you to consider dry weight and the weight of the submerged volume.

Verification
Design and fabrication in accordance with DNV standards is called for, however there is no mention of verification.
• Will third party verification of either the design or manufacture be required?
Answer: Not for supplier of struts but DNV is assessing Minestos design and some of the documents that the supplier should provide i.e. manufacturing procedure will be shared with DNV. Hence, DNVGL will review the Minesto strut analysis reports. However your fabrication documents, and material certificates may be relevant for info.
10/03/2017 14:42deadline in 30 minuts!

Please note that the deadline is in app. 20 minutes.

Please check that you have got an submission email. if not check if you have really published/submissed your tender

//Minesto
13/03/2017 10:46Deadline information

Minesto has got the information from WEFO that the procurement process cant allow any delayed tenders. Unfortunately we did get 1 that was delayed and needed to be rejected.
We dont know who this is so thats why you all get this notice!
Main Contact: martin.carlen@minesto.com
Admin Contact: martin.carlen@minesto.com
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: martin.carlen@minesto.com

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
43300000Construction machinery and equipmentMachinery for mining, quarrying, construction equipment
44000000Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatusMaterials and Products
71322000Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering worksEngineering design services
34710000Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraftAircraft and spacecraft
45350000Mechanical installationsBuilding installation work
34730000Parts for aircraft, spacecraft and helicoptersAircraft and spacecraft
34731700Parts for helicoptersParts for aircraft
43600000Parts of machinery for mining, quarrying and constructionMachinery for mining, quarrying, construction equipment
50700000Repair and maintenance services of building installationsRepair and maintenance services
50100000Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipmentRepair and maintenance services
50200000Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft, railways, roads and marine equipmentRepair and maintenance services
43800000Workshop equipmentMachinery for mining, quarrying, construction equipment

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1011Isle of Anglesey

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
24/02/2017 DG500-MNT-290-SPC-0001 Technical Specification Struts A01 Technical specification938.74 KB1
24/02/2017 ITT Kite Struts DGU0330 A01 ITT Composite Struts DGU0330757.54 KB0
24/02/2017 Contractor application form DGU0168 - rev03 Contractor application form119.46 KB0
24/02/2017 Minesto Terms & Conditions, Standard, Products 1.2 Minesto Standard Terms and conditions130.10 KB0
24/02/2017 Minesto Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement Minesto NDA102.00 KB0

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