BHEL Seeking Pre-Bid Tie-ups for 50 MW BESS Under SECI’s Solar Plus Storage Tender

BHEL is looking to enter a pre-bid tie-up for 50 MW/ 150 MWh BESS for SECI’s solar plus storage tender that BHEL is participating in Chhattisgarh.

BHEL has announced that it is participating in a tender for the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 100 MW (AC) solar PV project (200 MWp DC capacity) along with 50 MW/ 150 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) having 10 years of plant Operation & Maintenance (O&M) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh for the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). And that it is looking to enter a pre-bid tie-up for 50 MW/ 150 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) having 10 years plant O&M.

The firm that is selected will be responsible for the desired performance of the offered BESS system including survey, planning, design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, insurance, supply, installation and commissioning, comprehensive AMC on a turnkey basis. BHEL BESS

To be eligible for participating in the tender, the bidder must have the experience of having successfully completed design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of grid-connected BESS of at least 3 grid-connected BESS plants, each having an individual capacity of 5 MWh or above in the last five years. Also, such BESS plant capacity must have been in satisfactory operation for at least 12 months from the date of commissioning.

Further, the make of Battery and BMS, EMS and PCS offered for the project shall be same as at least one of the reference plant of minimum capacity 5 MWh running satisfactorily for at least 12 months from the date of commissioning in last 5 years.

The scope of supply and work included shall be on a turnkey basis comprising of (but not limited to) all survey, design and engineering, procurement/ manufacturing and supply of equipment and materials, testing at manufacturers works, multi-level inspections, packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading and storage at site, associated civil works, services, permits/approvals, licences, installation and incidentals, insurance at all stages, erection, testing and commissioning of 150 MWh BESS and performance demonstration with associated equipment and materials on turnkey basis along with 10 years comprehensive operation and maintenance from the date of operational acceptance. 

The last date for submission of applications is December 3, 2020, and the bids will be opened on the same date.

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Ayush Verma

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