REIL Issues Tender For 1.7 MW Solar Plus Storage Project at Andaman & Nicobar Islands

REIL Issues Tender For 1.7 MW Solar Plus Storage Project at Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The last date for bid submission is May 6, 2019.

Andaman & Nicobar Solar Power

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd (REIL) has issued tender inviting bids from eligible bidders for the deployment of a 1.7 MW solar PV power plant with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The brief scope of work for selected bidder(s) will include the design, engineering, procurement and supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage at site, site development, construction, erection and installation of equipment, testing and commissioning along with associated transmission system approximately 8 to 10 km and 1 km at Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) respectively from 11 kV nearest substation for the solar power plant.

The developers will also be responsible for providing comprehensive operation and maintenance for 10 years after final acceptance of the plant, of the said 1 MW Solar PV Power Plant with 0.5 MW/ 0.5 MWh (at the point of coupling) for Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) and 0.7 MW Solar PV Power Plant with 0.5 MW/0.5 MWh (at the point of coupling) for Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep).

The primary application of BESS is PV Firming (Smoothing of PV Curve (Power output from the Solar PV plant) due to intermittencies of cloud, rain, tripping of solar inverter or any other reason) and stabilised the power to the grid (Voltage & Frequency Support, Active & reactive power compensation) during solar generation hours at both the locations.

The last date for bid submission is May 6, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for April 10, 2019, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders. A bid security amount of Rs 50 lakhs must be submitted along with the bids.

To be eligible, a bidder should have designed, supplied, erected, commissioned, grid-connected solar PV projects of cumulative installed capacity of 5 MW or more. Out of which at least one plant of 1 MW capacity must have completed at least 1 year of successful operation prior to the date of issue of NIT.

Financially, the minimum average annual turnover of the bidder in the preceding three financial years (F.Y. 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19) should be Rs 10 crore or more.

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Ayush Verma

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