Central government extends gas contract with Eneco
Energy company Eneco remains the Dutch central government's supplier of gas for the coming years. In addition, Eneco supplies electricity for a number of ministries. The agreement that guarantees the supply of gas for the ministries of Defence, Security and Justice, Infrastructure and the Environment and the Interior and Kingdom Relations/Government Buildings Agency, was signed today by deputy Secretary General of the ministry of Defence Mr J. Sikkel and, on behalf of Eneco, Supply Director Arjan ten Elshof.
Third time in a row
The national government purchases gas centrally. Annually, it concerns approximately 140 million m3 of gas, distributed over around 1,000 connections. The contract was put out to tender at a European level by the ministry of Defence. The European Energy Auction (www.energiekeuze.nl) was used as the platform during the award stage. Eneco won the contract for the third time in a row. It involves the supply of approximately 280 million m3 of gas over the years 2012/2013 with the option to extend the contract twice for the period of one year. With this contract, Eneco is again a preferred supplier for the central government. Eneco also supplies electricity for the ministry of Security and Justice and the ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations/Government Buildings Agency.
The importance of the contract for Eneco lies not only in the large volume of gas to be supplied, but also in the distribution of the locations where the gas needs to be delivered over the country. Eneco is one of the suppliers that can handle such large contracts and has optimised the supply, administration and invoicing processes.