EoI Invited for Electrolyzer-Based Green Hydrogen Projects in Gujarat

The last date to submit the bid is April 30, 2022


Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to set up 5 MW and 10 MW electrolyzer-based green hydrogen projects and associated facilities at Vadodara or any suitable site in Gujarat.

The hydrogen generated from this plant will be supplied to fertilizer factories, refineries, and chemical industries in the area. These plants are expected to help the industries to meet the Green Hydrogen Consumption Obligation (GHCO) norms to be set by the government of India.

The EoI was issued to frame technical specifications and pre-qualification requirements for the final tender. GIPCL will reserve the right to implement the projects through the Request for Proposal (RfP) process amongst the shortlisted parties identified through this EoI process or a separate tender.

The last date to submit the bid is April 30, 2022. Bids will be opened on May 2.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, erection, and commissioning of the electrolyzer system and all the related auxiliaries. The selected bidder will also be responsible for the interconnection of green hydrogen with the existing grey hydrogen network.

The successful bidders must also meet green hydrogen purity of a minimum 99.997 % by volume.

GIPCL may also request the selected bidders to provide a comprehensive operation and maintenance of the system for a predefined period.

GIPCL will supply the required renewable energy for the electrolyzer-based hydrogen generation plant at the battery limit of the hydrogen generation plant at its own cost.

Bidders must submit their experience in implementing electrolyzer-based green hydrogen production projects and their engineering strength to be considered for this EoI.

Bidders must also submit their annual financial turnover during the last three financial years and the audited balance sheet and profit and loss account.

They must provide a budgetary proposal to set up these plants and an estimated five-year operation and maintenance cost with spares and consumables.

Earlier this month, GIPCL had issued a notice inviting tender from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for 400/33 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at the 1,200 MW pooling substation of GIPCL’s 2,375 MW solar, wind, and hybrid renewable energy park at Great Rann of Kutch Area.

In February this year, the Ministry of Power announced a ‘Green Hydrogen Policy’ to help India meet the production target of 5 million tons of green hydrogen by 2030 and the related development of renewable energy capacity.