Tender For 250 kW Solar Plant Issued in Kerala

The last date of bid submission is May 28, 2019.

Solar Plants in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEBL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from domestic bidders for the appointment of EPC contractors for setting up of grid-connected solar PV power plants worth 250 kW at the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, planning, investigation, survey, engineering, manufacture/procurement, manufacturer’s quality assurance, shop testing (including type testing where specified/required), transportation, handling storage, erection including all civil/structural works, electrical and general works, piping, cabling, instrumentation, installation, testing and commissioning, training, services, permits and insurance at all stages of the ground-mounted solar plant which will be owned by KUHS. The selected EPC contractor will be also be required to provide 5 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant from the date of handing over.

The last date of bid submission is May 28, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for May 17, 2019, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.5 crores. All interested bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 50 thousand along with their bids as a security amount. The selected bidder will have a period of 6 months from the date of handing over of the location to complete the work on the project.

Solar Plants in Kerala

The project developer must also ensure and validate the performance ratio of the plant at the time of commissioning and further on, for each of the 5 years of the operation and maintenance contract. The performance ratio test has to be carried out at site by the EPC contractor in presence of authorised officials from KSEBL, deriving samples within a period of 7 consecutive days sufficient to provide operational data representative of insolation and ambient conditions as desired by the agreement authority to prove the Performance ratio achieved in the range of 75-80% as per obligations under the EPC contract.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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