GSECL floats an EPC tender for 35 MW solar project with 57 MWh of battery energy storage

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for the design, engineering, erection, construction, installation and commissioning of a 35 MW of grid-connected solar project with 57 MWh of battery energy storage system at its Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station Pandhro site in Gujarat. The project’s estimated cost is Rs 2.56 billion.

According to the tender guidelines, the winning bidder is required to arrange a 10 per cent of the contract value security deposit cum performance bank guarantee within a week from the date of the issuance of Letter of Intent. Furthermore, the bidder must have designed, supplied, supervised and commissioned solar power projects of a cumulative installed capacity of 100 MW. Of this, minimum capacity of 1 MW should have been installed in India on or after April 1, 2014. Also, the successful bidder will also be responsible for the project’s operations and maintenance for 12 years. The bid submission deadline is September 29, 2021.

In August 2021, GSECL had also floated a tender for grid-connected solar projects with a capacity of 4.5 MW to be set up at two thermal power projects in Gujarat. A 2.5 MW solar project will be built at Gandhinagar thermal power station in the Jamnagar district, while a 2 MW solar project will be established at Sikka thermal power station. The project is expected to cost Rs 180 million.

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