Gujarat opens tender for 110 MW of grid-connected solar plants

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Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 110 MW of grid-connected solar power plants—in sizes ranging from 10 MW to 55 MW—at various substations of Getco in the State of Gujarat.

The project sites with respective power evacuation feasibility and land availability are Sanesh in Bhavnagar district (55 MW, 100 hectare), Pachchham in Ahmedabad (40 MW, 92 ha), and Nikava in Jamnagar (15 MW, 25 ha).
The commissioning period is 15 months for the Sanesh plant (55 MW), 12 months for the Pachchham plant (40 MW), and 10 months for the Nikava plant (15 MW).

To be eligible, the bidder should have carried out similar work or have plant installation under progress—in India or outside—for a cumulative 66% of the total bid capacity, with a minimum 1 MW scale of plant. Out of this installed capacity, cumulative 90% should have been commissioned and in operation in India, with at least one solar PV power plant having 66% of the commissioned capacity.

For example, if a company is bidding for 100 MW across various locations, it should have either installed or have plant installation under progress for a cumulative 66 MW capacity. Of this installed capacity, cumulative 60 MW should have been commissioned and in operation in India, with at least one solar power plant of 39.6 MW.

The general scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), operation, and maintenance of the grid-connected solar plant. The bidder shall evacuate power into the GETCO’s 66 kV substation through construction, erection, testing and commissioning of complete 66 KV bay along with bus bar extension in respective substations.

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