HPCL Floats Tender for 980 kW Solar Plants at 2 Terminals

HPCL Floats Tender for 980 kW Solar Plants at 2 Terminals

HPCL has tendered for setting up of 980 kW solar projects at two of its terminal in Secunderabad and Bhatinda.

HPCL 980 kW Solar

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has issued a tender for setting up of solar PV systems worth a cumulative 980 kW at two of its terminal in Secunderabad, Telangana and Bhatinda, Punjab.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected solar power plants. The project’s developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants for a period of 5 years from the date of successful commissioning. The Navratna company has also conducted a feasibility study for both the terminals.

The first solar plant will be installed at the company’s Secunderabad Terminal in the Medchal district of Telangana. The planned size of the project is 750 kW. The second plant will be set up at the Bhatinda Terminal and will be a 230 kW system. For the developers selected for the Bhatinda project, site cleaning and leveling will also be included in the scope of work.

To be eligible, the bidders should have successfully designed, supplied, tested and commissioned a grid-connected solar PV plant under the net metering policy or any other policy of the state or central government for the evacuation of Solar energy to the grid during the last seven years ending August 31, 2019.

Financially, the average annual financial turnover during the last 3 years, ending March 31, 2018, should be as per the table.

The last date for bid submission is October 9, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for September 24, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

All bidders will be required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs 8 lakh (Secunderabad Project) and/or Rs 3 lakh (Bhatinda Project). Bidders submitting bids for both will have to pay the EMD for both projects i.e. Rs 11 lakh.

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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.