Mahasamruddhi Renewable Energy Limited (MREL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited (MSRDC), has launched an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for the development of a 5 MW(AC) ground-mounted solar project at Bhilkheda in Washim, Maharashtra.
The scope of work comprises the designing, engineering, procuring, supplying, insuring, packing, forwarding, loading, transporting, unloading, constructing, installing, testing, erecting, and commissioning of the 5 MW grid-connected solar project. According to the tender guidelines, the capacity utilisation factor (CUF) should be a minimum of 25.09 per cent. Any CUF shortage would result in liquidated damages of 25 per cent of the power sale rate agreed upon by MREL and MSEDCL. After commissioning the project, the successful bidder must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for a period of ten years. The bid submission deadline is February 10, 2022.
In June 2021, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) planned to develop a 250 MW solar plant for the MSRDC. This project would be located along a 700 km superhighway connecting Mumbai with Nagpur. The project is expected to help curb 10 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years. GGGI is supporting the project by facilitating the design and debt availability for the project. GGGI has led the preparation of technical and commercial studies, including land assessments, grid studies, environmental and social impact assessments, and detailed financial models.