OIL to Enlist EPC Vendors for Solar Plant Worth 100 MW or More in India

Oil India Limited (OIL) has tendered for the enlistment of EPC contractors for setting up a solar plant of capacity 100 MW and above in any state in India.

Oil India Limited (OIL) has issued a tender, inviting expression of interest from eligible vendors for the enlistment of EPC contractors for the establishment of a solar PV power plant of capacity 100 MW (AC) and above in any state in India.

OIL, which is primarily engaged in the exploration, production, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas and production of LPG in India, intends to establish 100 MW and above solar PV power plant(s) at any state in India with comprehensive Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for a period of 25 years by participating in tenders (under competitive bidding) published by various central and state agencies.

The scope of work for the enlisted EPC firms, when OIL is awarded any project capacity under a tender, will include:

  1. Design, engineering, manufacture, procurement and supply of equipment, and materials, testing at manufacturers works, inspection, packing and forwarding, supply, unloading at site, associated civil works, services, permits, installation and incidentals, insurance at all stages, erection, testing and commissioning of 100 MW AC and above solar PV power plant with associated equipment and materials on turnkey basis.
  2. Construction of the power evacuation system and integration to and with the designated substation via either overhead transmission line or underground cables at specified grid voltage with all necessary infrastructure such as protection switchgears and metering systems as per the requirement of OIL.
  3. Pre-commissioning and commissioning of all supplied equipment. Test running of the grid-connected solar power plant as well as load trials at the site, prior to handover and implementation of O&M contract.
  4. The applicant should be in a position to provide suitable and adequate land for the solar plant if the land is required to be arranged as per tender conditions in which OIL wants to participate.

To be eligible for participation, the bidders must be in the business of design, erection, installation, commissioning and O&M of solar PV based grid-connected power plants of minimum 50 MW capacity. And should have successfully executed one similar job of value not less than Rs 150 crore in the last seven years.

Also, the applicant must be presently in the business of operation & maintenance (O&M) of a minimum of one solar PV power project of at least 50 MW capacity commissioned by the applicant in India, should be working successfully for at least one year from its date of commissioning from the original date of closing of EOI.

Financially, the Average Annual Financial Turnover as per Audited Annual Reports for the last three accounting years, must be at least Rs 150 crore. And the net worth of the applicant must be positive for the previous audited year.

The last date for bid submission is November 27, 2020. And the bids will be opened on the same date.

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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.