SECI Issues Tender for 5 MW Solar PV Plant at Chidambaranar Port

The successful contractors have to take responsibility of comprehensive operation & maintenance of the plant for 10 years.

Chidambaranar Port

In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has come up with a tender to develop a 5 MW grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project.

The contractors are sought for engineering procurement & construction (EPC).

Located in the city of Tuticorin, V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust has authorized SECI to issue tenders on their behalf.

The successful contractors have to take responsibility of comprehensive operation & maintenance of the plant for 10 years. Furthermore, the scope of work will include design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, inspection, insurance, installation, equipment and material for the plant.

The site on which the project is coming up will be owned by the V.O Chidambaranar Port. Furthermore, no extra land will be provided for residential accommodation for staff or labor of contractor.

Also, all the material like PV modules, inverters, cables and other balance of system equipment deployed in the solar PV power plant shall have a valid certificates for their qualification as per IEC/IS standards by one of the Accredited Test Centers in India.

Earlier it was airports only that used solar power to meet their energy demands, however lately many ports like Chidambaranar Port have started shifting from conventional sources of energy to solar energy.

Earlier in 2016 and 2017, SECI issued tenders for construction of 10 MW and 2 MW solar PV projects on behalf of Kolkata Port Trust and Paradip Port Trust respectively.

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