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Lake Asphalt of Trinidad & Tobago (1978) LTD
Brighton, La Brea
Trinidad, West Indies
Phone: 868-648-7556/ 7547
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
For the Design, Build, Commissioning and
Maintenance of a new Asphalt Processing and
Packaging Facility at La Brea, Trinidad & Tobago
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited
(LATT) is a wholly owned state enterprise situated in
Brighton, La Brea, Trinidad and is charged with the
commercial development of the Pitch Lake of Trinidad
and Tobago, the world's largest deposit of natural asphalt.
LATT processes and exports Trinidad Lake Asphalt
(TLA), which is mined from the Pitch Lake in La Brea.
TLA, the company's flagship product is recognised
around the world as a superior modifier for refinery bitu-
men which is subsequently used in the road paving
process. LATT also manufactures and markets a range of
Cationic Bitumen Emulsions. The Company is also a dis-
tributor of Refinery Bitumen, a range of coatings that use
TLA as a base branded as the LASCO Range of
Products, and a mixture of TLA and Refinery Bitumen
known as TLA Blend (AC). These products are all used
locally and exported regionally and internationally.
The current output of its core product TLA is approxi-
mately 40,000 tonnes per annum. The plant is however
approaching obsolescence and this is manifested by the
low reliability and production output. It is therefore imper-
ative that in order to address existing and future demand
a modern facility be constructed.
LATT is soliciting "Expressions of Interest" from suitably
qualified local and international firms for the design, build,
commissioning and maintenance of a new asphalt pro-
cessing and packaging facility capable of producing
200,000 tonnes per annum. Maintenance of the facility
will entail comprehensive 24/7 coverage for the first three
years after initial commissioning.
Interested firms must have demonstrated experience in
plant operations for the processing of asphalt and bitu-
men and the manufacture of related downstream prod-
ucts. Evidence of this expertise must include details of
plants constructed and operated, and products manufac-
Shortlisted companies will be invited to participate in the
Request for Proposals process and will be required to
provide a detailed conceptual design along with project
plan and executing team. The detailed requirements will
be outlined in the Request for Proposal document. The
firm that is eventually selected by LATT will also be
required to conduct the required site review, testing and
evaluation as well as undertake the environmental impact
assessment which will precede the site approval.
EOI RESPONSE DELIVERABLES
Interested firms are required to provide the following
information with their "Expression of Interest":
o General information on the firm including: history,
organizational structure, staffing, location.
o Audited financial statements for the past three (3)
o Litigation history.
o Details of experience of the firm with similar type
projects or installations. Information should detail
o Location of plant
o Date of commissioning
o Products manufactured
o Average annual output per product
o Capacity of plant
o CVs of proposed project team.
o Any other relevant information that demonstrates
the firm(s) capabilities to provide the required
o In the case of a Joint Venture, the number of years
that the Joint Venture has been in operation and the
projects executed as a partnership. In the case of
proposed Joint Ventures, all of the above
information must be submitted by each party
constituting the Joint Venture together with the
proposed Memorandum of Understanding for the
Joint Venture arrangement.
QUERIES TO EOI
Responses and queries to the EOI are to be addressed
The Secretary, Tenders Committee
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited
Trinidad, West Indies.
Fax # 648-9000
The closing date for queries is 29th November 2013 at 3pm.
Responses to queries will be posted on our website
Documents are to be submitted no later than 13th
December 2013 at 3:00pm and must be deposited in
Tender Box # 1 located at the ground floor of the Lake
Asphalt Head Office.
(Late responses will not be considered under any
PARIS---They are some of the biggest names in foot-
ball, or on the verge of becoming a star, but they
won t be playing at the World Cup next year.
Here is a look at five players whose absence will
make the tournament in Brazil a poorer spectacle.
There is no point watching the World Cup because
Ibrahimovic won t be playing in it---at least that s what
While the striker has always been his own biggest
fan, he does have a point that the tournament will not
be as exciting without him.
The 32-year-old is in the best form of his career and
has shown his full repertoire of spectacular goals: Martial
arts-style volleys, overhead kicks from 30 metres out,
dipping shots from all angles. In the last calendar year,
he has scored 47 goals.
The Welsh winger will be hoping he doesn t follow
in the footsteps of his illustrious countryman Ryan
Giggs---who won everything with Manchester United
but never played in a World Cup.
The 24-year-old Bale is starting to find his best form
with Real Madrid following his world-record 100-
million euro transfer from Tottenham at the close of
this summer s transfer window. Last season, he scored
21 league goals for Spurs.
The Borussia Dortmund striker burst onto the scene
during last season s Champions League when he out-
shone Cristiano Ronaldo to score four goals against
Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. The
25-year-old Pole has 63 goals in 110 league appearances
for Dortmund and is widely recognised as one of the
best forwards in Europe.
With over 100 international caps, the Chelsea player
has long been established himself as one of the top
goalkeepers in the world and has proved a veritable
rock for his country. At last year s European Champi-
onship, he kept the Czechs in the game with a series
of stunning saves against Portugal in the quarterfinal---
until Ronaldo beat him with a late goal. His reliability,
strength coming out on corners and set pieces, and his
stunning reflexes mean that when you score against
him, you have really earned it.
Major tournaments usually reveal a rising star: the
20-year-old Enzo Scifo for Belgium and Denmark s
mercurial Michael Laudrup in 1986. Laudrup was 21
when he shone in Mexico, the same age as Christian
Eriksen is now. His silky skill and quick-thinking brain
has drawn comparisons to Laudrup, and Eriksen is seen
as the future of Danish football. However, being pitted
in a qualifying group with Italy and the Czech Republic
meant that Denmark was always going to drop points.
Five stars who
won't be playing
at the World Cup
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