SECI Invites Bids for a 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka, Annuls 5 MW Tender in Tamil Nadu

The solar project will be developed in Kolar district of Karnataka


The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the southern state of Karnataka.

The solar PV project will be developed at Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) premises in Kolar district.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply of equipment and materials, testing, inspections, associated civil works, services, permits, licenses, installation, insurance, testing, and commissioning of the 10 MW grid-connected solar PV project.

The successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance services for a 10-year period. The bid-submission deadline is July 2, 2018.

Recently, SECI had issued an EPC tender to develop a 5 MW grid-connected solar project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This tender, however, was annulled later.

When contacted, a SECI official informed Mercom, “The  V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, located in the city of Tuticorin, asked us not to go ahead with the tender, hence we have cancelled it.”

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