SECI Tenders for 25 MW Solar Plant at BCCL in West Bengal

SECI has tendered for setting up of 25 MW solar plant at the Bhojudh Coal Washery of BCCL in the Purulia district of West Bengal.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders, for setting up of 25 MW solar PV power plant at the Bhojudh Coal Washery of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) in the Purulia district of West Bengal.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Dhanbad (BCCL) envisages the execution of green energy by way of implementing a solar PV power plant at BCCL, West Bengal. This would not only be a leap towards the use of green energy for BCCL but also be means of self-reliant and economical energy which would capitalize on the abundance of solar energy.

The scope of work for the selected developer will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 25 MW (AC) solar PV power plant. The developers will also be responsible for providing comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of 5 years, after successful commissioning and performance demonstration of the plant. 

The last date for bid submission is March 10, 2021, and the technical bids will be opened on the same day. The date and time of opening of the price bids will intimated subsequent to the shortlisting of techno-commercial bids. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 29, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders must have experience in EPC execution of ground-mounted solar projects on a turnkey basis including design, supply, installation and commissioning, of cumulative capacity not less than 13 MW (AC) in the last seven financial years. However, such project capacity must have been in satisfactory operation for at least six months prior to the last date of bid submission.  AND

EPC experience in commissioning of at least 2 grid-connected solar projects having an individual capacity of 3 MW (AC) or above.

Financially, the bidder must have a Minimum Average Annual Turnover (MAAT) in the last three financial years of Rs 47.1 crore, along with a positive net worth. Furthermore, the bidders should have a minimum working capital of Rs 29.43 crore.

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Earlier in January, SECI had issued a tender for the commissioning of a 50 MW (AC) solar PV project with land in Tamil Nadu. The nodal agency envisages the execution of green energy technologies by way of implementing a ground-based solar plant of 40 MW capacity with a 10 Agro PV system in the southern state. 

The last date for bid submission on the tender is March 1, 2021.

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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