His Mount Vema Majesty's Government is now officially inviting interested parties to submit tenders through Procurement Notices, to supply goods, services, works and utilities, including design and build proposal worth more than 500 billion golles.
The Invitation for Tenders are in line with the Vema Seamount Authority General Procurement Notice, managed by Handy Deed, the management contractor, using The City of Mount Vema Project - Bond Fund towards the cost of the Construction of the City of Mount Vema.
The Procurement Notices are available on the Webpage of the Ministry of National Development and Land Maintenance - https://www.mount-vema.com/request-for-tenders.html and is open to any one who wishes to do business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema - The Vema Seamount Territory.
The government has unveiled plan to keep the lights on until the City of Mount Vema tidal power plant project is completed. The news comes after rumours that vonMelyn the energy provider licensed to keep the lights on in the territory asked for an extension to the deadline.
In a statement issued today, the government confirmed the rumours and said that it is working to build a society free from blackouts, and that electricity generators will be ordered this year to keep the lights on until the Tidal Power Plant is ready.
The City of Mount Vema tidal power plant project is expected to be completed before 2020. Construction of some parts and components of the Plant proposed by vonMelyn – the utility company of Mount Vema has started in December 2018 and will be completed just before 2020, but the assembling of the actual Plant depends on the other parts of the overall project including foundation infrastructures.
The Power Plant Project is designed to become a reliable source of electricity for the entire City of Mount Vema, and according to the company's plans, the output of the City of Mount Vema Power Plant network which will operate 24 hours a day will exceed 3200 MW with a power capacity the equivalent of just over 1 million homes. More than the capacity the territory will need to keep the lights on 24/7, with any excess energy to be stored for later.
It is official. The construction of the City of Mount Vema starts on Monday the 19 of November 2018. The government confirmed today. Most of the work will start outside Mount Vema with the construction of precast concrete structures.
The structures will then be transported to Mount Vema throughout December 2018 and January 2019 to be used as the provisional port and as base for on site activities. In the meantime, security patrols will begin to maintain security and prepare for the arrival of the concrete structures.
The Vema Seamount Authority has issued a statement this morning to thank all participants. The Monarch has said that “Mount Vema is a place for innovative thinkers, and men and women of good character, with the will and the heart to get there either to expand their businesses, or to start fresh, and to prosper as far their talents permit, regardless of the colour of their skin”.
“As a new state, we will remain neutral but open to any proposal, and partnerships of mutual benefit. May God Bless us all on this journey”. Said Peter J. Goldishman – The Vema Seamount Authority, to mark the start of construction activities.
Handy Deed announced today that it will begin works with several concrete specialist companies outside Mount Vema to produce the moulds to build the first set of precast concrete to be delivered to Mount Vema which will be used as provisional port and as base for construction activities.
The precast concrete structures will reduce construction time by up to 50%, as the project becomes close to reality thanks to the increasing number of private, corporate and foreign governments investing in Mount Vema securities at Gollexi – The Mount Vema Stock Exchange.
The increasing number of exporters listing products for sale to Mount Vema corporations and government agencies via GolleMARKET, is also helping the project significantly as it is becoming easier for Mount Vema companies and government agencies to find businesses and governments listing and willing to sell goods and services to the Vema Seamount Territory.
The precast concrete moulds will include tetrapod moulds and other precast shapes with better inherent anti-corrosion characteristics and more sustainable material than steel for this type of construction such as the Port of Mount Vema, the floating city docks and the breakwaters.
His Mount Vema Majesty’s Ship ‘HMVMS Mount Vema’ will be ready by the end of the month and will be the first vessel to arrive to start works over Vema Seamount. The ‘HMVMS Mount Vema, is the sovereign’s ship equipped with everything needed to build the island.
The vessel is more like a "Green Yacht" with a minimal environmental footprint. An Explorer and Support Vessel designed for support operations, with reinforced hull, stabilizers, excellent seaworthiness and comfort at sea + a cruising speed exceeding 20 kts.
The vessel which is fully owned by the Vema Seamount Authority, is very reliable and comes with a fitness/spa area, entertainment area, swimming pool, and accommodation for up to 36 guests, and 100 crew members.
The ‘HMVMS Mount Vema’ has an extensive main deck area and large spaces for storage of tenders, exploration equipment, offshore construction support equipment, survey, research, large freezers which can be used when deep sea fishing, landing and storing of helicopter facility with heli-garage, including submarine storage, and dive center.
It comes with a yacht-quality accommodation, a hospital, and desalination capability, making it capable to assist and supply any vessels with extensive storage for provisions which enables it to stay at sea for up to 2 years without the need to refuel. The vessel can also process and recycle its own waste, generate electric power and can maintain contact with land-based operations anywhere with its state-of-the-art communications system.
The City of Mount Vema plan has been redesigned to extend the Port of Mount Vema in the north of the territory and to add a second runway to the Mount Vema international airport project, which has been moved to the south according to the new master plan to increase capacity.
The Mount Vema Airport, will be a major international airport in the region. Now it lies south of the City of Mount Vema on the planning boards, with two parallel east–west runways along with an operational terminal on the site, to be the primary hub for W-Southern.
The terminal will lie within 5 kilometers by ferry to the airport from the Pashant Terminal, or 14 to 30 minutes driving (a 14 kilometers distance if driving at 60 km/h) depending on the traffic via the Mount Vema highway which will connect the airport with the city through the Port of Mount Vema.
The Port of Mount Vema will be a deep water port, designed to handle every kind of traffic.
The government prepares to spend 600,000 golles on one of the first ships that will set sail to Mount Vema to be joined later by the rest of the fleet, forming part of Group 1, and Group 2 due to be inspected next week, as part of the 10 ships to be purchased this month to participate in the initial stages of development of the City of Mount Vema.
Surveyors are already on the job, and many are getting ready to join to conduct the scheduled inspections, surveys and examinations of merchant vessels, and other work boats to assess, monitor and report on their condition. Ensuring that best practices are observed and to offer guidance and intervention where the interests the interest of the Kingdom of Mount Vema are at risk.
The operations are part of the much bigger plan to secure ships throughout the year, through partnerships, leases, purchases to convert, purchases to use now and orders to build new ships to support the City of Mount Vema during and after construction.
Before they set sail, some of the ships will be inspected by The Vema Seamount Authority himself if possible, and if not, they will be inspected by other officials. However the Vema Seamount Authority will be in Mount Vema to coordinate the construction activities as final security detail are taking place, including transportation, and logistics.
Economic activity in Mount Vema will increase as Marine Surveyors are preparing to inspect more than 10 ships to be purchased next month to participate in the initial stages of development of the City of Mount Vema.
Eight marine surveyors so far with more being recruited to carry out duties of inspections prior to purchase of ships for the City of Mount Vema Project. Some are not only inspecting but are also assisting with procurement of suitable vessels.
They are conducting inspections, surveys and examinations of merchant vessels, and other work boats to assess, monitor and report on their condition. Ensuring that best practices are observed and to offer guidance and intervention where the interests the interest of the Kingdom of Mount Vema are at risk.
The operations are part of a much bigger plan to secure ships throughout the year to secure ships through partnerships, leases, purchases to convert, purchases to use now and orders to build new ships to support the City of Mount Vema during and after construction.
The action is also part of the new method approved by the Vema Seamount Authority on the 22nd of May this year to enable the government to accelerate the availability of capital, so companies can finalize deals to purchase ships before the end of the year.
The new approved method becomes effective in June, after it was signed by the Vema Seamount Authority in May this year, following a bid submitted by a consortium of Mount Vema companies and W-Contractors to secure enough capital to purchase a fleet of needed specialist ships.
A few days ago, no one could say anything, now we know why. A major announcement was due. The Government announced this morning that it has all in place to start what some have waited for 12 years. “There are some key deals with hundreds of contractors still to be negotiated, but we have the basics to get started.” Said the government in a statement this morning.
Until more companies join the pioneering journey to Mount Vema, transportation services for the workforce will be provided by W-Southern, all paid for by the employer. Jobs will be rotational, and staff will be 3 months at sea 1 month off, meaning 3 months off each year and 9 months at sea, until January 1st, 2020.
Workers travel expenses will be paid by the employer 3 times a year however people will be able to travel as often as they wish, at their own expense. From 2020 everyone will be responsible for paying their own transportation fare whenever they wish to travel.
Temporary accommodation will be provided by Bavarolle, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020, the year when workers will be responsible for paying for their own accommodation. One thing the employers will not pay for is the entry visa/work permit fee.
Temporary work permits/entry visa have nothing to do with the employer, the entry fee at this stage should be waved too, however it won’t according to the government as it will be needed to maintain essential services including healthcare, security and emergency.
Meals will be prepared by specialist private contractors to be appointed from time to time, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020. From this date workers will be responsible for paying for their own meals.
Healthcare will also be provided by private contractors, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020, when the health service will be provided from hospital or clinics and will remain generally free for everyone.
Internet will be provided by private contractors to be appointed from time to time by MVScloud, until January the 1st 2020, when everyone will be responsible for paying for their own internet bills. The government is advising that some cell phones may not work in the area, but there will be other means to call home. Or people will need to buy a Mount Vema cell phone.
As the economy of Mount Vema grows, the early struggles to get the final details of the foundation of the City of Mount Vema plans on track is becoming a thing of the past.
Officials confirmed today that construction of the foundations of the City of Mount Vema will start this year, and the structures should be visible as early as next year, after a series of delays.
The confirmation of the start date for building the city foundations comes at a time when the economy of Mount Vema is showing sign of steady growth, allowing the government to increase capital expenditure backed by currency swap deals and significant investments.
The early outcry over soaring costs which led to the scrapping of some design works and projects, which was the first in a series of embarrassments, is now old news. Mount Vema is becoming known for efficiency and timeliness, a reputation that is helping to win deals and investors who can see the opportunities off-plan.