Coal India subsidiary requests bids for 1 MW of solar power projects in Jharkhand

Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, a Coal India company, is seeking bids to install 1.03 MW of solar power projects for the Central Coalfields in Jharkhand. According to the tender guidelines, rooftop systems totaling 890 kW will be installed across Amrapali (60 kW), Magadh (50 kW), Piparwar (190 kW), NK Area (310 kW), and Giridih (280 kW), as well as a ground-mounted solar project of 140 kW in Amrapali and Kathara Area. The project must be finished in 240 days, after which the developers must manage and maintain the project for a period of five years. The anticipated cost of the project is Rs 46.57 million.

Any delay caused by the consultant that extends beyond the projected completion date of the complete work will result in liquidated damages of 0.5 per cent of the contract value per week, up to a maximum of 10 per cent of the contract value.The deadline for proposal submissions is August 8, 2023.

In July 2023, South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), subsidiary of Coal India Limited announced that it will be developing rooftop and ground mounted solar power projects with capacities of 600 MW in the coming years. The initiative is in line with the company’s strategy to expand and diversify its business and achieve the “net zero energy” goal.

Also, in the same month, Svaryu Energy, a solar engineering, procurement, and construction firm, has been granted an EPC contract for a 25 MW grid-connected solar project at Bhojudih Coal Washery in Purulia, West Bengal, by Coal India Navikarniya Urja on behalf of Bharat Coking Coal.