Exim Bank Invites EPC Players To Bid For 100 MW Solar Project In Bangladesh

Exim Bank Invites EPC Players To Bid For 100 MW Solar Project In Bangladesh

The project is located ay Madarganj in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district. It comes even as India has been supporting solar project development in other neighbouring countries, notably in Sri Lanka. The last day for bid submission is July 6, 2022.

Divided in two parts, the the scope of work in the first part comprises EPC of 100 MW solar project and its facilities, including 33/132 kV substation, drainage system, water supply system, internal road, and fire-fighting system. The scope of work also includes land development, construction of 6.5 kilometres embankment around the project, installation testing and commissioning of the project, site preparation, and quality control and site reviews.

The second agreement is for the EPC of a 132 kV double circuit transmission line at the Ghatail grid substation, which is 50 km from the battery limit of the in-project switchyard up to the interconnection point. This includes the entire work of bay extension and hooking up on both ends. The government of Bangladesh will fund this agreement.

The project will be funded from a line of credit sanctioned by Exim bank to the Government of Bangladesh for developmental projects.

The Bangladesh project has a timeline of 24 months to finish after obtaining the work order.

Bidders must pay a non-refundable bid processing fee of Rs 50,000.

Other conditions include bidders to have finished three similar works of $53 million each or 40 MW each in the past seven years, two similar works of $66 million each or 50 MW each, and one similar work of $105 million or 80 MW.

Indian EPC players have had a good run in the few solar power projects Bangladesh has sanctioned, with domestic firms from here involved in almost all cases.

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