DVC seeks contractors to set up 30 MW of floating solar

State-owned Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is looking out for contractors for installing and commissioning 30 MW of grid-connected floating solar capacity at its thermal power stations in Jharkhand and West Bengal. The bids for this project are being accepted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, and the application for bidding will be closed on August 1, 2022.

It aims to set up 30 MWac of grid-connected floating solar capacity on raw water reservoirs for DVC thermal power plants in Jharkhand (6 MW at Koderma) and West Bengal (14 MW at Mejia and 10 MW at Raghunathpur). However, the total amount of 30 MW will be awarded to a single contractor.

The cells and modules for the PV plants will be procured from manufacturers that are included in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM), notified by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The contractor will be working on handling designs, engineering, supply, construction, testing, and commissioning. It will also provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for 10 years after the project is commissioned.