HPCL floats bids for 1.2 MW solar project in Mangalore

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has floated bids for the operation, maintenance, and repair of a 1.2 MW solar power project at its Mangalore LPG import facility in Karnataka. The project will include all the string module boxes, inverter units, 1.2 MVA transformers, 11 kV vacuum circuit breakers, and associated panels at the solar site and outside substation. According to the tender guidelines, bidders must submit a security deposit of 1 per cent of the total contract value within 15 days of the tender’s acceptance. Also, the successful bidder must furnish 10 per cent of the contract value as a composite performance bank guarantee.

The contract will be in effect for one year from the start of services. The consultant will be fully responsible for engaging the workforce for completion of the project. If work is delayed beyond the contractual delivery date, the owner will be entitled to a price reduction at 0.5 per cent of the total contract value for each week of delay, subject to a maximum of 5 per cent of the total contract value. The bid submission deadline is October 28, 2022.

Recently in August 2022, HPCL announced the launch of its first cow dung-to-compressed biogas project in Sanchore, Rajasthan. This is an innovative move by the company towards green energy transition. This will be HPCL’s first project under the waste to energy portfolio. The plant is intended to use 100 tonnes of dung per day to produce biogas which can be employed as an automotive fuel.

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