The Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has issued a request for proposals for a turnkey 4 MW floating solar project at its IISCO Steel Plant in West Bengal’s Paschim Bardhaman district. The scope of work comprises design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the 4 MW floating solar project. The winning bidder will be responsible for operations and maintenance services for a period of five years from the date of the project’s commissioning. The bid submission date is December 30, 2021.
As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible for the process, the bidders must have installed and commissioned at least two floating solar projects with a capacity of over 2 MW in the previous seven financial years to be considered. Alternatively, they should have successfully completed one floating solar project with a capacity of more than 3 MW in the previous seven fiscal years. Further, the project must be commissioned within 12 months of the contract’s start date. For remote monitoring and control of solar panels, the bidder must additionally install a remote operation monitoring and Human Machine Interface system, as well as its integration with a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system.
In June 2020, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited floated a tender for the supply of balance of system equipment as well as for setting up solar projects of 230 kW at two Steel Authority of India Limited buildings. This consists of the 120 kW capacity being set up in Bengaluru in Karnataka and the 110 kW capacity being set up in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The scope of work comprised completing the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing, and commissioning of each project within four months.