Oil India Floats Tender for 1 MW Green Hydrogen Project in Himachal Pradesh

The last day to submit the bids is January 15, 2024


Oil India (OIL) has invited bids to establish a 1 MW green hydrogen project in Himachal Pradesh, with a 17 Kg/hr generation capacity.

The project must be commissioned within 18 months of receiving the award letter.

The last day to submit the bids is January 15, 2024. Bids will be opened the same day.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹13.5 million (~$162,369).

Selected bidders must furnish 10% of the contract value as performance security.

The unit must be designed to run at least 8,000 hours per year at 100% capacity.

Bidders should be a manufacturer or a channel partner of the manufacturer of water electrolyzer technologies like anion exchange membrane, proton exchange membrane, alkaline membrane solid electrolyzer, or solid oxide electrolyzer.

They can also submit bids if they have supplied at least one unit of electrolyzer based on water electrolysis technology in India in the last ten years. They should have operated for at least three months before the bid closing date.

Bidders should have a deed of joint undertaking with an Indian or foreign manufacturer or channel partner who meets the technical criteria to supply electrolyzers. The deed must be valid for at least five years from the original bid closing date.

Bidders must be incorporated in India and maintain equal to or more than 20% local content for the offered services to be eligible to bid against this tender.

They should have an annual turnover of ₹83 million (~$998,274) during any of the last three financial years.

Bidders must have a positive net worth for the preceding financial year.

The Central Electricity Authority recently began planning to install transmission infrastructure to cater to the power demands of upcoming green hydrogen and green ammonia plants across seven coastal and three inland states in consultation with the Central Transmission Utility.

In January this year, the government approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission to facilitate demand creation, production, utilization, and export of green hydrogen with an initial outlay of ₹197.44 billion (~$2.3 billion).