Coal India Invites Bids to Select EPC Contractor for 810 MW Solar Project

The last day to submit the bids is February 13, 2023


Coal India (CIL) has issued a request for expression of interest from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for 810 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam’s solar park in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

The last day to submit the bids is February 13, 2023.

The scope of work will encompass a complete turnkey EPC solution for the project, including the supply of solar modules and balance of system. The supply of solar modules could, however, be excluded from the scope.

The lowest proposed capacity must be at least 200 MW, and the highest capacity 810 MW.

Bidders must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for five years.

They must provide a preliminary cost estimate for the scope of work, including a breakdown of the costs.

Bidders should have a successful track record in EPC for utility-scale ground-mounted grid-connected solar power projects in India. They must provide details of this experience.

Bidders must submit their annual revenue and net worth for the last three financial years.

The minimum Capacity Utilization Factor at the delivery point in the first year should be 28%.

Based on the submissions from the applicants, CIL will carry out a bidding process to choose the EPC-cum-O&M contractor for the project.

The project must be set up for connection to the pooling substation within the solar park using a dedicated cable or line at a voltage of 33 kV. The EPC contractor must link the project to the pooling substation at 33 kV using a dedicated line.

The creation of infrastructure such as roads, water systems, and evacuation systems from the pooling substation to the grid substation will fall under the responsibility of the solar power park developer and will not be included in the scope of work for the EPC contractor.

A 400 kV substation is planned near the Solar Park to evacuate power, and the Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam will construct it.

Coal India’s subsidiary, Coal India Navikarniya Urja, had invited bids to select an EPC contractor for a 35 MW grid-connected solar project and associated transmission system in West Bengal.

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