eC2: Market Assessment of the Temperature-Controlled Logistics (TCL) in Thailand

Deadline: 10-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)logistics_management_information_system_sarah_farhat

This Assignment is a market study for TCL services sector in Thailand. TCL services would include transportation/storage/distribution, together with other value-added services, of food/perishable products in a temperature-controlled environment.

The main objectives of the Assignment are to:
i. determine the existing and future demand and supply for TCL services along the entire value chain for several sub sectors requiring such services such as agribusiness, supermarkets, dairy, meats, quick foods, seafood, pharmaceuticals etc. and the extent of inhouse versus independent TCL service providers (3PL players) in this space
ii. carry out a comprehensive analysis of the margin structure and economics of the value chain
iii. determine the key constraints and growth drivers for these services as well as for increased outsourcing of such services to 3PL players, and
iv. recommend strategies which could be followed for establishing a new TCL service operation in Thailand, especially private sector involvement and help IFC identify leading operators in this space, that may be candidates for potential financing to support their growth plans.

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eC2: Industrial Refrigeration

Deadline: 30-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The objective of this work is to provide an IFC client with recommendations to help them troubleshoot existing problems with refrigeration, improve the energy efficiency of their refrigeration system/equipment and promote the use of natural refrigerants (where possible) in clients cold chain operations and HVAC equipment.

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eC2: Turkey: Market assessment for direct uses of geothermal energy

Deadline: 28-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of this assignment is to assess the technical and economic viability of

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different options for direct uses of geothermal energy in Turkey, including district heating and cooling. This includes both projects where low to medium temperature resources are utilized directly and also projects were residual heat in geothermal brines at geothermal power plants is used.

Tasks are expected to include:
– Country-wide, high-level assessment of direct use potential
– Preparation of pre-feasibility studies for selected applications
– Assessment of interest of municipalities and private developers
– Estimation of investment needs to allow the market to grow to its potential
– Barrier assessment
– Preparation of action plan/roadmap for the promotion of direct uses of geothermal resources

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