Central Coalfield Limited, an arm of state-run coal miner Coal India Limited, has invited bids to set up a 20 MW ground-mounted solar project at its coal handling and preparation plant in Piparwar village of Jharkhand.
The solar plant is to be developed under the Open category, allowing the use of solar cells and modules of any origin.
The successful bidder’s work scope includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, commissioning, and five years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant.
The total contract period is 2055 days, including 270 days for plant commissioning and 1825 days for operation and maintenance.
The project cost is estimated at INR 92 crore (including operation and maintenance cost for five years) for a maximum generation of 46.75 million units.
To be eligible, the bidder should have installed and commissioned, as an EPC contractor or developer, a cumulative grid-connected solar capacity of a minimum 16 MWp, out of which at least one plant should have been at least 10 MWp. The reference plant must have been in successful operation for at least six months before the technical bid opening date.
Or, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor, of a minimum value of INR 73 crore in a single project. The reference project should be in successful operation for at least one year before the technical bid opening date. Further, the bidder should have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33 kV or above voltage level, which should be in successful operation for at least one year before the technical bid opening date.
The bidder’s average annual turnover during the last three years should be at least 30% of the estimated cost put to the tender.
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