Central Coalfields Tenders for 20 MW Solar Plant in Jharkhand

Central Coalfields has issued a tender for the implementation of a 20 MW solar plant at the vacant land within piparwar MGR in Jharkhand.

Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has issued a tender for the implementation of a 20 MW solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant at the vacant land within piparwar MGR at Piparwar, in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

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The scope of work for the selected developers will include the design engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the solar plant. The developers will have a period of 270 days to complete this phase of work for the project. After which they will be required to provide five years of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) works and further sign an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) of critical equipment for a period of 10 years of the solar PV plant on a turnkey basis.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 91.93 crore.

To be eligible, the bidder should have designed, supplied, erected/ supervised erection and commissioned/ supervised commissioning of Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) based grid-connected power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 16 MWp or higher, out of which at least one plant should have been of 10 MWp or higher capacity. The reference plant of 10 MWp or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least six months prior to the date of technical bid opening.

Financially, the average annual financial turnover during the last three years, ending March 31st of the previous financial year should be at least 30 percent of the estimated cost put to tender (~Rs 30 crore). 

The last date for bid submission is April 29, 2021, and the techno-commercial birds will be opened on April 30, 2021. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for April 6, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. 

In December 2019, CCL had issued a similar tender for the development of a 20 MW solar plant on the vacant land within piparwar MGR at Piparwar. However, the estimated cost of the project listed by the corporation at the time was Rs 80.31 crore. 

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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.