BHEL Tenders for Insurance of 100 MW Solar Plant for GSECL

BHEL has issued a tender, inviting proposals for eligible vendors for providing MSE Insurance for a 100 MW solar plant for GSECL.

BHEL Insurance Solar Plant

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender, inviting proposals for eligible vendors for providing Marine-Cum-Storage-Cum-Erection (MSE) Insurance for a 100 MW solar plant for the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL).

The last date for submission of proposal is September 10, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be informed to the technically cleared bidders later.

GSECL is setting up a 100 MW solar PV power plant at the Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. For the project, GSECL has selected BHEL to work on the design, engineering, supply and procurement, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the 100 MW solar power plant.

The tenders have been advised to acquaint themselves with both the project sites, before submitting any bids for the tender.

As per the tender, materials will be dispatched to the project site starting September, and erection work is also scheduled to begin in September. The scheduled date of commissioning is expected to be 13 months from the date of commencement of the policy.

Saur had first reported in June 2019 that BHEL had bagged the EPC contract from GSECL for the 100 MW solar power project at the Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park.

At the time, the firm had announced that it had secured two orders/ EPC contracts worth Rs 800 crore for setting up two solar PV power plants worth a combined 200 MW. The other order was received from NTPC for developing what will become the country’s largest floating solar PV power plant of 100 MW capacity at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana.

In July, BHEL had issued a tender for the Marine-Cum-Storage-Cum-Erection (MSE) Insurance of two floating solar plants it is currently developing in Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh and Kayamkulam, Kerala for NTPC. At Simahdri, BHEL is setting up a 25 MW floating solar plant for NTPC, while in Kayamkulam the project size is 22 MW.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for