International Consultant for Detailed design and implementation follow-up for the Steam System improvement, Steam Condensate Return and control in one selected industrial facility - Ref: LBN/CO/IC/104/21

Lieu : Beirut, LIBAN
Date limite de candidature :19-May-21 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :International Consultant
Langues requises :
Durée du contrat initial35 working days spread over 16 months

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The United Nations Development Programme, in support of the Ministry of Energy and Water, has initiated the implementation of the CEDRO 5 project, which is co-funded by the European Union. The CEDRO 5 project is implemented in partnership with the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), The Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), and the International Renewable Energy Credits (I-REC) Institution.

The European Commission (EC) is encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Lebanon to support a clean energy transition. The overall aim of the EC is to address job creation and growth in support of Lebanon's economy, in line with the first priority sector of the Single Support Framework for EU Support to Lebanon (2017-2020), while supporting Climate Change Mitigation in Lebanon. The specific objective is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation in support of Lebanon's clean energy transition and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the energy sector. The EC proposes the gradual shift towards a clean energy transition (gradual phasing out from fossil fuels by switching to renewable energy sources) and circular economy principles, paving the way for (1) tapping into the potential for green jobs and growth (in particular in the energy sector), (2) alleviating financial and economic burden of the current energy system on the various sectors and sub-sectors of Lebanon, (3) facilitating access to financing, and (4) improving the linkages amongst green entrepreneurship, small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), industries and research/technology centers. 

The UNDP CEDRO 5 project aims to achieve the objectives outlined above through enhancing innovation, entrepreneurship and research, assisting in technology transfer and the creation of new value chains in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector, supporting and imitating enabling policy, training and capacity building, and targeting effective awareness initiatives on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE).

Devoirs et responsabilités

The objective of the Consultancy is to provide the necessary technical support for the effective design, technical specifications drafting, monitoring of the implementation of energy efficiency activity (steam system improvement, steam condensate return and control), and technology transfer for Gemayel Freres.


In specific, the technology intervention aimed for will be steam system improvement, steam condensate return and control in Gemayel Freres (GF), Mount Lebanon, an industry specialized in the production of corrugated cardboards. GF sells and packages corrugated cardboards for both industrial and agricultural products. GF has one office building and three hangars used for production and storage and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


GF has a boiler of 17 Bars, 7 Tonnes/hr, which supplies steam at 180°C to the corrugator line. Another back up boiler of 4 Tonnes/hr exists for emergency cases. An Energy Audit was done in 2015 for the industry and identified the energy efficiency solutions that can save energy. The main energy efficiency solution is the steam network improvement along with steam condensate return with a control to the steam system and steam traps.


The existing steam network generates steam in the process of corrugated board manufacturing mainly to condition the paper and to dry out the starch-based glue in order to ensure a good and quick bonding between the paper layer and to remove excess moisture from the board. The steam is generated by a fire tube boiler at 13-14 Bar. There are two types of heat exchangers in the process: rotating cylinders and flat plates. Both heat exchangers are currently equipped with spiral type steam traps. The flat plates of the double backer section are equipped with steam pressure reducers while the rotating cylinders of the single facers and the double glue unit are supplied with live steam at line pressure. The condensate is collected from the heat exchangers through two lines and conveyed to an atmospheric feed water tank by steam pressure. No condensate pumps are used. The mixture of condensate and make up water is then pumped to the boiler. The industry is considering upgrading the condensate system to become pressurized to improve the thermal efficiency. The project might introduce other improvements to the steam system to control, enhance, and monitor its performance.


The Consultant, in close coordination with the UNDP Project Management Unit (PMU) and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI) will be required to develop the full technical specifications (bidding documents) for the steam system improvement and steam condensate return with control to be implemented at the selected beneficiary facility, and assist in capacity building of the specified technology, including the publication of a guideline report, as per the below two tasks:


  • Task 1:  Support in the optimization of energy efficiency measures (steam system improvement, steam condensate recovery and control) in one selected site, including the design, technical specifications drafting, and monitoring of implementation of end-use energy efficiency project in the chosen industrial facility in Lebanon.
  • Task 2: Support the process of technology transfer for the implemented energy efficiency application for Lebanon


For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English language.
  • Computer literacy for Microsoft Office Package or equivalent.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines amending based on the CEDRO team’s feedbacks

Qualifications et expériences requises

I- Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field (required)
  • Masters’ degree in mechanical engineering or related field with focus on industries (is a plus)

II- Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting feasibility studies and detail design of energy efficiency systems for industries.

III- Technical experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in energy efficiency systems for industries mainly focused on steam boilers and steam condensate return. The bidder should submit proof of completed assignment.

At least 3 completed projects in steam condensate return with similar scope (i.e., design and implementation follow up). The list of completed projects (to be accounted for in the experience) should be provided listing: project name, nature of work completed and exact role of consultant within this work, year of completion, description of type of facility. Failure to submit the here mentioned information, the criterion will not be considered.

  • Knowledge of thermal simulation software (STARe, SIMSCALE, Siemens Thermal Simulation, or similar).
  • Previous experience in the region of in the countries with similar conditions.
  • Previous experience in corrugated cardboard manufacturing industries is a plus.



How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:

1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link:  ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.

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