West Bengal Seeking EPC Contractors for 125 MW Solar Power Plant

WBSEDCL has issued an EOI for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the 125 MW phase-1 of solar park project in West Bengal.

West Bengal EPC Solar

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the participation of the EPC contractor to express interest through e -tendering for “engineering, procurement and construction of turnkey solar power plant under the 125 MW phase-1 of solar park project in Mouzas Dadanpatrabar, Mania & Dakshin Purusottampur in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal.

WBSEDCL is developing the Solar Power Plant with a capacity of 125 MW in the state. Funds from German Bilateral Finance Cooperation and matching equity of the Government of WB are earmarked for the Solar Park Project.

The scope of work for the successful bidders despite the EPC work for the project on a turnkey basis will also include comprehensive operation & maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a period of three years.

The last date for bid submission is June 30, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on July 3, 2020.

As per the EOI, the contractors need to be adequately qualified for this construction assignment. As a general requirement. The EPC contractor should have adequate professional knowledge and long term experience in constructing similar solar PV power plants in the past. A team comprising of various experts with relevant expertise should provide the EPC services. Additionally, efficient management and backstopping services shall be made available. Only those EPC contractors are eligible who can demonstrate long term experience in construction works in earthquake-endangered regions and /or at sites with extreme climate and weather conditions (e.g hurricane-prone areas, shorelines, flood-prone areas deserts).

Furthermore, The Contractor must hold at least the following certifications (or internationally recognised equivalents). i) Quality Management Certificate ISO 9001. (ii) Environmental Management Certificate (ISO)14001:2014 (iii) Health and Safety Certificate OHSAS 18001.

Earlier in May, the WBSEDCL had issued a tender for the geotechnical investigation and measurement of Earth resistivity at the proposed 200 MW (125 MW in 1st Phase & 75 MW in 2nd Phase) solar park site located in Medinipur, West Bengal. The scope of work for the selected firms includes the testing of the soil resistivity in the area as directed by the Controlling Officer of the work by ‘Wenner for electrode method’.

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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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