Deadline Extension for 100 MW Solar Plus 40 MW Storage Tender for Chhattisgarh

SECI has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for commissioning of 100 MW solar along with a 40 MW Storage in Chhattisgarh.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for commissioning of a 100 MW (ac) solar project (160 MWdc) along with a 40 MW/ 120 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.

The last date for bid submission has been extended from January 7, 2021, to January 14, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. In December, the nodal agency had last extended the bid deadline for the tender. Extending it from December 15, 2020, to January 7, 2021. 

SECI had issued the RfS for the projects in September. Initially, the tender included work on the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 100 MW (ac) solar PV project (200 MWdc capacity) along with 50MW/150 MWh BESS at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. However, the tendered capacities had been modified to have a lower dc solar capacity to be set up by the developer and a 10 MW/30 MWh drop in the energy storage capacity. 

The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the plant for a period of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning

The nodal agency had applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the project of innovation in solar power and hybrid technologies and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts that will be signed under this tender.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidder should have experience in the renewable energy segment through contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for the last three years. And should have a successful experience in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of ground-mounted solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of at least 50 MW or at least two projects having an individual capacity of 10 MW in the last five years. The projects should have been in operation for at least six months before the last date of bid submission.

Financially, the minimum average annual turnover of the bidder should be Rs 345 crore in the last three financial years, with a positive net worth for the last financial year.

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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.

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