SECI releases bids to conduct geotechnical study for solar power project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has solicited bids to appoint an agency to conduct a geotechnical research and topography assessment for a solar power project at the Mithakari location in South Andaman. The geotechnical investigation will be carried out to give the designer with adequate precise information about the substrata profile and relevant characteristics at the site on which to construct the foundation for the solar power plant and other connected facilities. A topographical survey will be done to analyse the site topography and prepare contour maps for use in developing the layout of the solar power facility. According to the tender guidelines, the bidders must provide a deposit of Rs 40,000 as an earnest money deposit.

Within 30 days of receiving notification of award, the successful bidder must provide an unconditional and irrevocable contract performance security in the amount of 5 per cent of the contract value, valid for seven months from the date of contract signing. The project must be finished within four months of the contract being signed. The bidder must be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) to be qualified. The bid submission deadline is August 4, 2023.

In July 2023, SECI issued a tender titled “Selection of Green Hydrogen Producers for Setting up Production Facilities for Green Hydrogen in India under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Scheme (Mode-1-Tranche-I).” The total capacity to be allocated under this tender is 450,000 MT per annum of green hydrogen, and this capacity is divided into two buckets: Bucket 1 – 410,000 MT per annum under technology agnostic pathway and Bucket 2 – 40,000 MT per annum under biomass-based pathway.

Also in the same month, SECI) has solicited bids to select renewable energy developers for the delivery of 500 MW of power from interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable energy projects with storage facilities across India. Under the provisions of the power purchase agreement, the renewable energy developer will be required to construct ISTS-connected renewable energy power projects, including the dedicated transmission network up to the interconnection/delivery points.