Tender Issued for 2 Solar Projects Worth 3 MW With BESS in Leh

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has issued a tender for setting up of two solar power projects worth a combined 3 MW capacity in Leh.

The E-in-C Branch of Military Engineer Services (MES) has issued a tender for setting up of two solar power projects worth a combined 3 MW capacity in Leh, Ladakh. The projects of 1.5 MW capacity each will be set up at Tangste and Durbuk regions of Leh and will be accompanied by Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) of 2.5 MWh capacity.

It has been specified that the primary design philosophy is to construct the plant facilities with in-built quality and appropriate redundancy to achieve high availability and reliability, minimum maintenance efforts, provision for remote access, monitoring and control of specific plant parameters and to implement a Microgrid Energy Management System (MEMS) including the control functions that define the microgrid as a system that can manage itself, and operate autonomously or grid-connected, and connect to and disconnect from the main distribution grid for exchange of power, in a manner that enables utilisation of the abundant solar resource in the region while optimising the use of diesel fuel usage so that the needs of the primary consumer is not compromised.

The Bidder must submit a proposal based upon their own design. And they must look to optimise their own design for the solar Photovoltaic system with proven technology so that it shall best meet to guarantee the performance factors as it is a part of the acceptance criteria given in this bid document.

The last date for bid submission is November 5, 2020, and the tender bids will be opened on November 10, 2020. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for October 14, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

The Scope of Work under this package includes all design and engineering, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, testing at manufacturers works, inspection, packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading and storage at site, associated civil works for solar plant including services, permits, licences, installation and incidentals, insurance at all stages, erection, testing and commissioning of said (AC) grid-interactive solar PV power plant with maintenance-free batteries on turnkey basis and 5 years comprehensive operation and maintenance from the date of commissioning.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 31 crore and all bidders are required to submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 15 lakh along with their bids.

For more information please find the tender on the CPPP portal.

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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.