1.7 MW solar project with storage tendered for Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL)–a public sector enterprise under administrative control of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprise, Government of India–has invited bids for setting up of 1.7 MW (AC) grid-connected solar PV projects with battery energy storage system in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The projects are to be set up on turnkey basis, with central financial assistance (CFA) from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The total 1.7 MW capacity will be implemented in two diesel-dependent islands of Andaman: 1.0 MW solar PV with 0.5 MW/0.5 MWh (at the point of coupling) battery storage in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), and the remaining 0.7 MW (AC) solar PV with 0.5 MW/0.5 MWh (at the point of coupling) battery storage in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep).

The brief scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement and supply, storage at site, site development, construction, erection and installation of equipment, testing and commissioning along with associated transmission system. The successful bidder will also be responsible for comprehensive operation and maintenance for 10 years after final acceptance of the plant.

As all of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands region lies in Seismic Zone V, and is also susceptible to tsunamis, bidders are advised to visit the site and ensure the suitability of land for the proposed solar plant site.

The selected developers would have to complete the entire work within 12 months from the date of notification of award of work.

The deadline for bid submission is May 4. Techno commercial bids will be opened on May 6.