Oriana Power bags 20 MW solar EPC contract from Coal India

Oriana Power Limited announced that it has bagged an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order to establish a 20 MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic project. The company has secured the contract from Bharat Cooking Coal Limited (BCCL). The project will be located in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

The scope of work under the project includes planning, solar equipment acquisition, establishment, testing, commissioning, as well as connection to the grid. The contractor is also required to look after operations and maintenance for a period of five years. The project is expected to cost Rs 1.38 billion which includes expenses related to GST and operations and maintenance. The project will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 10,000 homes, reducing carbon emissions by 26,000 tonnes per year.

According to the notification, BCCL will purchase the produced solar power for captive consumption. Furthermore, BCCL will supply power to the substation of Damodar Valley Corporation by using a 33-kV line.

In April 2023, Oriana Power announced the successful commissioning of a novel 800kW AC/ 1MWp DC floating solar power plant at Dabok mines of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The project has been commissioned for Udaipur Cement Works Limited.