CCL Tenders for 20 MW Solar PV Projects in Jharkhand

CCL has issued a tender for the development of 20 MW solar PV power project at the vacant land within piparwar MGR in Jharkhand

CCL Solar Jharkhand

Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has issued a tender for the development of 20 MW solar PV power project at the vacant land within piparwar MGR at Piparwar, District Chatra of Jharkhand.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning including five years operation and maintenance (O&M) work and annual maintenance contract (AMC) of critical equipment for a period of 10 years of the Solar PV plant on turnkey basis. The developers will have a period of 270 days for the completion of work on the project.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the construction of the central monitoring and control station (CMCS) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for remote monitoring, including the control of inverters.

The last date for bid submission is January 15, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on January 17, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 12, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 80.31 crore and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 50 lakh along with their bids.

To be eligible for participating in the tender, the bidders should have experience of having designed, installed, and commissioned solar-based grid-connected power projects of a cumulative installed capacity of at least 16 MW, out of which at least one project should have been of 10 MW. Furthermore, the average annual financial turnover during the last financial three years should be at least 30 percent of the estimated cost put to the tender.

In November, Coal India Limited (CIL), had issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) inviting proposals from interested solar power developers and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for setting up of 100 MW solar energy plant in Chattisgarh.

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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