Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology (MAHAPREIT) has issued a request for proposals to build, own, and operate (BOO) a 1 MW green hydrogen plant in Maharashtra. According to the specifications in the document, the scope of work comprises design, engineering, fabrication, packing, forwarding, supply, transportation, handling, unloading, construction, erection, commissioning, testing, and training. The bid submission deadline is June 17, 2022.
As per the tender guidelines, the bidders will have to submit Rs 1 million as an earnest money deposit. Within three months, the project must be finished. The bidders must be manufacturers, channel partners, or developers of the proton exchange ,embrane (PEM) electrolyzer, PEM stack, anion exchange membrane, and alkaline electrolyzer-based hydrogen generating systems required to be deemed. Alternatively, bidders must have completed or developed industrial projects in the hydrogen generation plant, metal, oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, or fertiliser sectors as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors or EPC management consultants within the previous seven years.
In May 2022, the Maharashtra energy department and ReNew Power signed an agreement of Rs 500 billion for renewable energy projects in the state over the next six to seven years in Davos. Recently, IREDA announced that it had sanctioned Rs 144.4 million in loans and had already disbursed over Rs 100 billion in Maharashtra for renewable energy IREDA projects.