Singareni Collieries Awards 67.5 MW Solar EPC Contract in Telangana

Bondada Engineering won the contract by quoting a gross order value of ₹4.34 billion


Bondada Engineering, an infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, has won the EPC contract from Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) for a 67.5 MW solar power project in the Mandamarri area in Telangana.

The scope of the contract includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of the project, along with setting up the 220 kV transmission system. Bondada will also be responsible for the project’s operation and maintenance for ten years.

The company quoted a gross order value of ₹4.34 billion (~$52.20 million) to win the contract and was recently granted the letter of intent.

SCCL, a coal mining company owned by the Government of Telangana and the Government of India, had floated the tender for the three projects in September 2023 for 67.5 MW, 134.5 MW, and 30 MW.

The 134.5 MW project would be spread across four SCCL sites: the Kothagudem area (32.5 MW), the Sri Rampur area (27.5 MW), the STPP area (37.5 MW), and the Ramgundam-3 Area (37 MW, comprising 20 MW ground-based and 17 MW OB dump-based).

The 30 MW project would be distributed across three SCCL sites: the Yellandu area (15 MW), the Bhupalapalli area (10 MW), and the Ramgundam-1 area (5 MW).

Solar cells and modules for the projects must be obtained exclusively from manufacturers listed in List-I (solar photovoltaic modules) of the most recent Approved List of Models and Modules order issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The Ministry of Coal, under its net-zero electricity consumption plan for coal/lignite public sector undertakings, has set a renewable energy target of 9 GW in the coal sector by 2030 from the present 1.75 GW.

According to the Ministry, the total solar capacity installed by leading coal companies like Coal India, NLC India, and SCCL is 1,700 MW, and the wind capacity is 51 MW.

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