Sub-Saharan Africa-Natural Gas Desk Study (DS) Series
The USTDA engaged K&M to evaluate gas-sector projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that may be good candidates to receive USTDA funding. K&M’s scope includes a preliminary assessment of up to twelve proposals or initial assessments of project planning activities (such as feasibility studies, technical assistance, legal advisory services, engineering and design, environmental impact assessments, and pilot projects) in the natural gas sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (including Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique), and a detailed funding proposal of up to ten project planning activities for USTDA consideration. The assessments were based on the potential for export of U.S. services or goods, track records of the project developer or sponsors, project’s financial viability and bankability, development and environmental impact, impact on U.S. labor, and how well the project aligns with Power Africa’s initiative goals.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is acting as lead transaction advisor to the Water Utilities Corporation in the development of a new wastewater reclamation plant to treat effluent from the Glen Valley WWTP on a public private partnership basis. K&M was hired by the IFC to conduct economic and financial due diligence to ensure the successful implementation of the Project. K&M will submit: a report summarizing the results of the due diligence process; a presentation with the findings and recommendations submitted in the report; and the economic and financial models developed.