The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for the design, engineering, supply, procurement, installation, and commissioning of 60 MW grid-connected solar power projects at various substations of the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO) in the Kutchh district of Gujarat. Sukhpar (15 MW), Chandavada (34 MW), and Kakarva (11 MW) will be developed as part of the project. The project’s estimated cost is Rs 2.4 billion.
The scope of work comprises the design, supply, engineering, procurement, and construction of 60 MW grid-connected solar power projects, ranging from 10 MW to 55 MW, along with the evacuation of power to the GETCO’s 66 kV substation through construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 66 KV bay. The bid submission deadline is November 30, 2021. The winning bidder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance activities of the project for a period of five years. As per the tender guidelines, the solar modules to be used in the project must be from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The modules must be made of crystalline silicon technology with 72 cell layout and a minimum of 300 Wp and above wattage.
In September 2021, GSECL 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. Also, the successful bidder will also be responsible for the project’s operations and maintenance for 12 years.