Soshe Power Wins EPC Contract for HPCL’s 1.9 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The company quoted a winning price of ₹84.47 million for the EPC and O&M works


Soshe Power Tech, a Hyderabad-based solar power project developer, has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) for a 1.9 MW solar power project to be developed at Hiriyur in Karnataka.

The scope of work will also include the operation and maintenance of the project for ten years.

The company had quoted a contract value of ₹84.47 million (~$1.01 million) for the EPC and O&M works.

The project will be developed at HPCL’s Hiriyur Intermediate Pigging Station for Captive Consumption at HPCL Neriya Station.

The tender for the project was floated in May this year.

HPCL had also tendered a 1.7 MW solar project to be developed in Yediyur, Karnataka. The project’s bid submission end date was recently extended from June 2, 2023, to December 21, 2023.

Soshe Power must complete the project within six months of receiving the work order.

HPCL has mandated the use of Monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact) half-cut solar modules with a minimum rated capacity of 535Wp for the project.

Soshe Power will be responsible for setting up the transmission system from the project site to Karnataka Power Transmission’s 66/11kV Javanagondanahalli substation.

Established in 2019, Soshe Power’s recent projects include a 10 MW single axis-tracker EPC project in Assam, a 2 MW rooftop solar project in Kerala, and an under-development 750 kW floating solar project in Gujarat.

Recently, HPCL invited bids to design, engineer, supply, construct, erect, test, and commission a 100 MW solar power project at Galiveedu village in the Annamayya district of Andhra Pradesh.

In November 2023, HPCL invited bids to supply 78 MW of renewable energy under long-term open access from projects located anywhere in India. The selected developer or the power producer would supply power to HPCL’s Mumbai Refinery in Maharashtra.

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