Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for a 500 kW Rooftop Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

The last date for the submission of bids is December 30, 2019


The Military Engineer Services (MES) has issued a tender for a 500 kW rooftop solar power project at Indian Naval Air Station at Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu.

The bid submission deadline is December 30, 2019. The estimated cost of the project is ₹27.5 million (~$386,881). The period of completion has been divided into five phases, where each phase comprises 12 months.

The scope of work includes detailed engineering, design including the feasibility survey for the solar power project, along with the topographic survey, and foundation design. The successful bidder will also be responsible for getting the design vetted from an approved agency, manufacturing, supplying, erecting, installing, testing, and commissioning of the solar project on a turnkey and performance guarantee basis.

The prospective bidders must deposit ₹349,000 (~$4,910) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

Interested bidders should have prior experience of having successfully completed solar power projects in government departments or public sector undertakings (PSUs) during the last seven years.

Back in 2017, the MES had tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The project was developed for the GE Army Utility at Jodhpur.

Mercom previously reported that the MES tendered a 1 MW project to be developed at Binnaguri Cantonment and another 1 MW to be developed at 5 BRD AFS in Sulur.

Taking a cue from the Indian armed forces, the Indian Navy has also joined in the country’s efforts to go green.

In June 2019, it was reported that the Indian Navy pledged 1.5% of its entire works budget towards renewable energy generation. To achieve this goal, it has formulated a plan called the Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap (INECR), with specific action plans covering the entire gamut of operations, maintenance, administration, and infrastructure.

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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.