SECI Seeking Firms for OE Services for 100 MW Solar & 120 MWh BESS in Chattisgarh

SECI has invited proposals for the selection of consultancy firms for OE services for 100 MW solar plus 120 MWh BESS project in Chhattisgarh

SECI OE Services Solar Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited proposals for the selection of consultancy firms for Owners Engineer (OE) services for the 100 MW (AC) solar PV project (160 MWp DC capacity) along with 40 MW/120 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at district Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh during the design, construction, commissioning and preparations of the facility under the ‘Innovations in Solar Power & Hybrid Technologies Project’ in India.

SECI has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the innovations in Solar Power & Hybrid Technologies Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward eligible payments under the contract for the consulting services detailed below. The consulting services will include the selection of consultancy firm for the owners engineer (OE) services for the project in Chhattisgarh for a total period of 30 months.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality & Cost-based selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations issued by the World Bank.

The last date for submission of both the technical and financial proposals is March 19, 2021, and the technical proposals will be opened on the same day. The date and time of opening of the financial bids will be intimated later.

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SECI had issued the RfS for the projects in September. Initially, the tender included work on the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 100 MW (ac) solar PV project (200 MWdc capacity) along with 50MW/150 MWh BESS at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. However, the tendered capacities have seen been modified to have a lower dc solar capacity to be set up by the developer and a 10 MW/30 MWh drop in the energy storage capacity.

The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the plant for a period of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The proposed last date for bid submissions was January 7, 2021. However, the results of the tender aren’t out yet.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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