SJVN Green Floats BoS Tender for 400 MW Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The last day for bid submission is May 14, 2024.


SJVN Green Energy (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, has rolled out a tender for the supply and installation of Balance of System (BoS) packages, including power evacuation infrastructure and comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) services for three years for 400 MW of solar photovoltaic power projects across four locations in Maharashtra.

The last date to submit bids is May 14, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The 400 MW solar capacity encompasses four separate projects – a 160 MW project in Dhanora village of Hingoli district, an 80 MW project in Jambheore village of Jalgaon district, and two 80 MW projects in Khandali village of Latur district.

SGEL has already signed long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to sell power from these projects.

The successful bidder will be responsible for land development, design, procurement, erection, testing, supply, installation, civil and electrical works, statutory approvals, commissioning, and performance testing on a turnkey basis.

However, SGEL will provide the solar PV modules as “free issue material” to the contractor, who will handle the loading, transportation, unloading, and storage of the modules.

An earnest money deposit of ₹63.7 million (~$764,000) must be submitted for the 160 MW project and ₹31.8 million (~$381,000) each for the 80 MW projects.

Bidders must have experience developing grid-connected solar projects, with at least one project of 10 MW or higher capacity successfully operating for over three months.

Alternatively, they can cite the experience of executing large industrial projects in sectors such as power steel, oil, and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, and coal mining, including coal handling plant or any other process worth at least ₹960 million (~$11.5 million) for the 160 MW project, and ₹480 million (~$5.8 million) for the 80 MW projects.

Meanwhile, the financial criteria mandate is an annual average turnover of at least ₹960 million (~$11.5 million) for the 160 MW project and ₹480 million (~$5.8 million) for the 80 MW projects.

The net worth must be positive during the financial year (FY) 2022-23 and should also be positive in two of the three previous years.

The successful contractor will have 370 days to complete the work after the contract is awarded.

Recently, SGEL formed a joint venture with Assam Power Distribution Company to execute and develop energy projects and parks.

Previously, it invited bids to commission a 100 MW solar power project in the Didwana-Kuchaman District of Rajasthan and its O&M for three years.

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