Hartek Wins EPC Contract for SJVN’s 15 MW Floating Solar Project
The Himachal Pradesh-based project is expected to generate 33 MU annually
March 31, 2023
Hartek Solar has won an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from SJVN Green Energy for a 15 MW (22 MWdc) floating solar power project at Nangal Pond in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.
The scope of work includes the comprehensive operation and maintenance of the project for three years.
SJVN Green Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, issued the EPC tender for the 15 MW floating solar project in August last year.
The project, upon commissioning, is expected to generate 33 million units of power output annually. It will also help reduce CO2 emissions by 763,000 tons annually.
Hartek Solar must commission the project within 540 days of the work order issue date.
The scope of work involves end-to-end delivery of the commissioned project to SJVN Green Energy. This includes design, engineering, procurement of equipment and material, testing, installation, erection, commissioning, performance demonstration, and operational acceptance of the floating solar project on a turnkey basis.
Hartek Solar, the renewable and solar EPC business unit of the Hartek Group, operates as an EPC entity for various rooftop solar and floating solar projects. The company recently commissioned a 2 MW floating solar plant for CREST in Chandigarh.
The company’s Founder and CEO, Simarpreet Singh, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this project, which is a significant step towards decarbonization and meeting India’s renewable target of 2030. We are committed to providing clean energy solutions that contribute to the nation-building effort and are proud to be a part of this project.”
SJVN has been at the forefront regarding renewable energy project deployments. The public sector undertaking recently secured a green financing loan of ₹9.15 billion (~$111.37 million) from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to construct two solar power projects in India.
The first project is the 90 MW Omkareshwar Floating Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh, and the second project is the 100 MW Raghanesda Solar Power Project in Gujarat.
Earlier this year, SJVN also got the Cabinet approval for its 382 MW Sunni Dam hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh, to be built at an estimated cost of ₹26.15 billion (~$318.32 million), including ₹138 million (~$1.7 million) as budgetary support from the Government of India.
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