Daily News Wrap-Up: REIL Invites Bids for 200,000 Mono PERC Solar Cells

Ahasolar wins consultancy contract for 52 MW solar project from BPCL

April 15, 2024


Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the state of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 Mono PERC solar cells with 5.50Wp power output. The last date for submitting bids is May 1, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day. The estimated bid value of the project is ₹9.5 million (~$113,950). Bidders have been exempted from an earnest money deposit and performance bank guarantees in the tender. The order will be split among two bidders in a ratio of 70:30. Preference will be given to “Make in India” products for bids below ₹2 billion (~$23.9 million), favoring Class 1 local suppliers as defined in the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017.

Ahasolar Technologies was awarded the consultancy contract for setting up a 52 MW solar power project at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, by Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL). The company quoted ₹5.1 million (~$61,168) to win the ten-month contract. BPCL had floated the tender for the project in February. The company plans to power three of its refineries through the solar project: Mumbai Refinery- 8 MW, Bina Refinery- 22 MW, and Kochi Refinery- 16 MW. Ahasolar will be responsible for concept to commissioning the project within the agreed schedule, ensuring the quality of procurement items and construction workmanship is in line with established engineering practices, standards, and codes, and project risk management.