By Andrew Moore
May 15, 2018 - Canada's Nova Scotia Power is seeking two low-sulfur steam coal supply deals for deliveries in the third and fourth quarters of this year, according to a request for proposals.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based utility is seeking up to 230,000 mt of coal with a minimum heat content of 11,500 Btu/lb on a gross-as-received basis in Q3 and Q4, according to the RFP.
In addition, the utility is seeking up to 230,000 mt of coal with a minimum heat content of 10,800 Btu/lb on a gross-as-received basis for the same periods.
The utility defines low sulfur content as 0.65% typical and 1.1% maximum content. Other quality specifications include maximum moisture of 15%, maximum ash of 9%, maximum chlorine of 1,100 ppm and minimum volatile matter of 30%.
All offers must be FOB loading port.
The utility will evaluate offers that are fixed price or index-linked, preferably to API2, but will consider other index references, it said in the RFP.
Responses are due May 21 by 5 pm Atlantic Standard Time (2100 GMT), and must remain valid through June 5. Proposals are must be submitted by email to email@example.com.
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