The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has floated a tender for setting up of a solar power project with a capacity of 2.75 MW at the firms’ LPG bottling plant in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The project has been proposed for captive consumption at multiple IOCL locations across Tamil Nadu through open access. The scope of work for the developer will include the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on the grid-connected solar project. Further, the selected bidder will have to undertake five years of comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the plant, from the date of successful commissioning. The project must be completed within nine months from the date of the site handing over. As per the tender guidelines, the solar modules should have a product warranty of a minimum of 10 years and a performance warranty of 25 years from the date of commissioning and the inverters should be warranted for five years from the date of commissioning, while the supervisory control and data acquisition system shall be warranted for minimum five years. The last date for bid submission is September 22, 2020.
Recently, in June 2020, SunSource Energy announced that it will develop a solar power plant for Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The project will be developed across 10 buildings in the city of Vadodara at IndianOil’s flagship Gujarat refinery and township. The scope of work includes the complete engineering, procurement and construction of the project along with asset management for a period of five years. Once developed, the project is expected to generate about 22 million kWh of electricity over its lifetime of approximately 25 years and offset over 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.