SJVN Tenders for Development of 100 MW Solar Plant at Dholera Solar Park

SJVN has issued a tender, inviting SPDs for setting up a 100 MW grid-connected solar PV power plant at the Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat.

SJVN 100 MW Solar Plant at Dholera

SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms and Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for setting up of 100 MW grid-connected solar PV power plant at the Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the solar power plant on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis. The time afforded to the successful EPC bidders will be 15 months from handing over of the project site to complete the work on the commissioning of the project. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the plant for a period of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The project capacity was won by SJVN in the tender (Phase-IX) floated in March by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). GUVNL was re-tendering the 700 MW capacity which remained unallocated in solar tenders invited by GUVNL on January 16, 2019, (Phase V) and June 24, 2019 (Phase VII).

SJVN will enter into a Power Purchase Agreement with GUVNL for a period of 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date of the project. The maximum tariff payable to the selected bidder and that a bidder can quote at any stage during the bidding process was Rs 2.92 per unit.

The last date for bid submission is July 16, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids and the e-reverse auctions will be informed by SJVN to the qualified bidders. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for July 8, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

All bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs 11.8 lakh along with their bids.

As per the tender, all empanelled parties of SJVN under “Design, Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Comprehensive O&M for Ten Years of 100 MW (AC) Solar Power Plant at Dholera Solar Park (Phase IX), Gujarat (100MW) shall be eligible to participate in this NIT. Provided that they have an Annual Average Turnover for the last three financial years not less than Rs 380 crore.

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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