Conventional Energy seeks Renewable Energy in India: Coal India launches 200 MW solar tender

The Northern Coalfields limited (NCL) & South-Eastern Coalfields limited (SECL) – subsidiaries of Coal India limited (CIL), have envisaged the execution of green energy by way of 200 MW installation at Neemuch and Mandasur Solar Park, in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

SECI, therefore, on behalf of Owner (CIL and subsidiaries) has invited bids from eligible bidders to participate. The tender is for Design, Engineering, Supply, Construction, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of two-100 MW (AC) solar PV Power plants, using domestically made cells & modules. The winning bidder should take care of O&M for 10 years.

SECI also scheduled a pre-bid meeting at Coal India limited, Coal Bhawan, Kolkata for clarifications, to be held on November 13.

The installation sites will be Northern Coalfields limited (NCL) and another one for Southern coalfields limited (SECL) respectively. The bidders are required to bid for one of the 100 MW block capacities only.

This comes in the backdrop of an MoU signed between Coal India and SECI to install 1000 MW in solar parks in different parts of India.India has set an ambitious target to be achieved by 2022 of 175 GW of solar installations and is rapidly increasing its installations year by year to meet the target.