First Indian Floating Solar + Storage Project Bids Extended Again, 5th Extension

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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notification, extending the bid submission deadline of its 4MW Floating Solar With 2MW of BESS Tender. The last date of bid submission is hereby extended till 04.05.2020 (18:00 HRS) and The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out w.e.f. 11:00 HRS on 07.05.2020.

In January the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to initiate 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects. The project consists of 2 MW of battery energy storage system (BESS). The projects will be established at Kalpong Dam in Diglipur which is located in northern Andaman and it will evolve on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

On 25th March, SECI issued its fourth extension notice from 25.03.2020 to 13.04.2020 (18:00 HRS) and the techno-commercial bid was extended till 16.04.2020.Previously on 12th March, SECI has extended its deadline for the third time. It had extended the bid submission deadline from 13.03.2020 to 20.03.2020 and the techno-commercial bid was extended to 25.03.2020.On 28th February SECI extended the date of this tender from February 28, 2020, to 13.03.2020 and on 18th February SECI extended the bid submission deadline from 13-03- 2020 to 28-02-2020.

As the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) interested bidders must remunerate ₹5.4 million. The highest tariff payable to the developer is ₹8 /kWh for 25 years which includes all statutory taxes, levies, duties, and cess.To participate in this tender the minimum annual turnover of the bidder should be ₹48 million while net worth should be minimum ₹54 million.

The timeline for the project is 18 months and the total performance bank guarantee will be encashed by the agency in case of delay beyond 24 months.

Recently, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd.(WBPDCL) has floated a tender for 10 MW grid-connected floating solar photovoltaic power plants in Sagardighi Thermal Power Project (SGTPP), Murshidabad, West Bengal.15/04/2020 is the last date of bid submission and The technical bid will open on 17/04/2020 at 15:30 hrs. The estimated cost of this plant is Rs.60.02cr which includes GST and Rs. 5900 is the cost of the tender. To participate in the bid, bidders should submit EMD(Earnest Money Deposit) of Rs. 120 lakh.

On 9th April,SECI issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for installing 15 MW floating solar PV power plant for different sites at the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. The project is divided into 2 sites: Site 1 is STPP Storage Reservoir for the capacity of 10 MW and site 2 is Dorli OC -2 Void, SSCL for the capacity of 5 MW. The last date for bid submission is 4 May 2020 till 1400 Hours, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date at 1600 Hours. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 20 April 2020. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated after the shortlisting of techno-commercial bids. To participate in this bid, bidders will have to submit Earnest Money Deposit(EMD) of Rs 1.701 crore along with their bids.

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