SJVN Floats Tender for 18 MW Solar Projects in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

The last date for the submission of bids is November 7, 2023


SJVN Green Energy (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids for developing grid-connected solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of 18 MW at four different locations at Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), including three years of comprehensive operation and maintenance.

The last date for the submission of bids is November 7, 2023. Bids will be opened the same day.

The scope of the work includes design, engineering, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the solar power projects.

Bidders must pay ₹5,000 (~$60.05) +18% GST as the bid document fee.

Bidders must also furnish ₹23 million (~$276,268) as an earnest money deposit (EMD).

The projects will supply power according to SGEL’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with BBMB.

The cumulative capacity project is earmarked for installation at four locations within the BBMB. These locations are as follows:

Unit-1 comprises a solar project capacity of 10 MW and is situated at the juncture of opposite sector 3, GT Road, Talwara-Mukerian Road, and the land adjoining the office of Chief Engineer Beas Dam in Talwara, Punjab. The designated area for the solar project spans 43.62 acres.

Unit-2 entails a solar project capacity of 4 MW and is positioned on the counter-toe weight land, Pong Dam, BBMB, Himachal Pradesh. This installation area covers 18.72 acres.

Unit-3 will have a solar project capacity of 2 MW and is strategically located near the bypass tunnel T1-T2 at Pong Dam, Himachal Pradesh. The available land for this solar project encompasses 8.5 acres.

Unit-4 encompasses a solar project capacity of 2 MW and is situated in Village Neilla, Bhakra Dam, District Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, with a land area of 8.65 acres allocated for solar installation.

The bidder must meet the following qualifications during the seven years leading up to the month before the issuance of this tender:

The bidder should have experience designing, supplying, erecting, or supervising the erection, commissioning, and developing solar photo voltaic grid-connected power projects with a cumulative installed capacity of 10 MW or more.

This should include at least one project with a capacity of 4 MW or more, and this reference project must have been in successful operation for a minimum of three months.

Alternatively, the bidder should have completed an industrial project in the sectors of power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining (including coal handling project), or any other process industry with a value of at least ₹345 million (~$4.1 million) in a single project or work.

This project should have been in operation for at least six months.

The bidder should have also executed at least one electrical substation with a 33 kV or higher voltage level. This sub-station should include equipment like 33kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers, and it should have been in successful operation for at least six months before the month preceding the issuance of this tender. These works can be part of the same or different projects.

The bidder should have an annual average turnover for the last three financial years, concluding on March 31 of the most recent financial year, amounting to at least ₹345 million (~$4.1 million).

The net worth of the bidder must be positive in the immediately preceding financial year and should also be positive in two out of the three financial years leading up to the preceding financial year.

In August, SJVN Green Energy won the contract to develop three solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of 320 MW from APDCL. The estimated cost of the projects is ₹19 billion (~$229.87 million).

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