CEL Tenders for 1.6 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu Again

CEL has issued its tender for setting up rooftop solar plants of cumulative capacity 1.6 MW on various government buildings in Tamil Nadu, again.

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued its tender for setting up of grid-connected solar PV rooftop power plants of cumulative capacity 1.6 MW ranging from 10 kWp and 50 kWp in various government buildings in Tamil Nadu, again.

The agency had previously issued the tender in January, with a bid submission deadline of February 3, 2020. And the new tender is limited to bidders who have received an email from CEL with the tender document.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the survey, design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning of the rooftop solar projects of cumulative capacity of 1.6 MW ranging from 10 KWp to 50 KWp in various government buildings. The project timeline for the commissioning of the projects is 90 days from the date of issue of the letter of award (LOA). The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the rooftop systems for a period of 25 years.

The last date for bid submissions is March 2, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. All bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 7.5 lakh along with their bids.

Recently, it was reported that after BPCL and Air India, the government is set to privatise the manufacturer of its solar products – CEL and had invited bids for selling its 100 percent shareholding with management control. The last date for interested parties to submit the bids is March 16, 2020.

CEL is a Government of India Enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology. It is India’s oldest monocrystalline cell manufacturer having a capacity of 10 MW p.a. The company is also having a high-quality module manufacturing line with an installed capacity of 38 MW, i.e. 10 MW in manual line and 28 MW in an automated line.

The firms’ paid-up capital is Rs 69.22 crore and net worth is Rs 75.99 crore as on March 31, 2019. According to the Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM), the selected bidder will be required to lock in its shares for a period of 3 years during which it cannot undertake the sale of its stake in CEL.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.