Tender & Policy Buzz India: MNRE Calls for Submission of R&D Proposals for Development of RE; NHDC Invites Bids For EPC Of 88 MW Floating Solar Project In MP and More


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MNRE Calls for Submission of R&D Proposals for Development of Renewable Energy in India:


The programme aims to increase the R&D effort in the FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26 period. It also promotes indigenous technology development, which will allow for widespread deployment of renewable energy in a cost-effective and efficient manner throughout the country. This programme will increase research and innovation capabilities of the country. It will be implemented according to the MNRE’s policy and guidelines. Last date for submission of applications is 10th July 2022.

NHDC Invites Bids For EPC Of 88 MW Floating Solar Project In MP

Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation (NHDC), a joint venture between NHPC and the Madhya Pradesh government, has requested bid submissions for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of an 88 MW floating solar project at the Omkareshwar reservoir in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district. The proposals must be submitted by June 29, 2022, which will be opened on June 30. As an earnest money deposit, bidders must provide Rs 56 million. The project must be completed in 13 months, and the selected bidder will also be responsible for the project’s management and maintenance for the next five years.

BHEL Tenders For Galvanized Metal Structures For 9 MW Of Solar Projects

Bharat Heavy Electrics Limited (BHEL), has opened the call for bids to supply 650,000 kg of galvanized structural steel for 9 MW solar projects in India. Photovoltaic tasks will be most likely developed at Udangudi in Tamil Nadu – 750 kW, Yadadri in Telangana – 2.5 MW and Jawaharpur in UP – 4 MW and Panki, UP – 1.75 MW. These tasks will be created below the 2022-24 Framework Settlement.BHEL stated that the winning bidder must purchase all raw materials from Tata Steel, Essar Steel, JSW Steel, SAIL, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam and Jindal Steel. All elements should be hot-dip galvanized according to IS:4759 and IS:2629 certifications. The zinc coating thickness should be minimal at 610 gm/sq. A minimum of 85 microns is required for each meter.

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SECI Granted Commissioning Time Extension On Account Of Delay In FDI Approval

Recently, SECI has granted time extension in financial closure, land acquisition and scheduled commissioning date to M/s Masaya Solar Energy Pvt Ltd for their 300MW solar power plant. In the above context, the Masaya Solar Energy Pvt Ltd and SECI signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) dated 03.07.2020 for commissioning of 300MW solar plant. But due to delay in approval of solar developer’s FDI application, the project could not achieve desired milestone i.e. financial closure, land acquisition and scheduled commissioning date. Subsequently, the solar developer submitted a petition to central regulatory commission (CERC) for approval of extension of time of the project, on account of force majeure event beyond the reasonable control of the petition.

Ministry Amends Tender For Establishing Green Energy Equipment Manufacturing Zones

The Ministry of Power revised the tender issued last month to establish manufacturing zones for power and renewable energy equipment. The deadline for submitting proposals now is June 26, which was originally set for June 8, 2022.
Following approval of the detailed project report (DPR), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) will begin executing works related to the common infrastructure or testing facility in cooperation with the Central Power Research Institute, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), and National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), according to the amendments.
After the clearance of DPR, work on the common testing facility must be accomplished within 36 months, and work on the common infrastructure facility must be finished within 18 months. Solar elements such as modules, back sheets, ingots, inverters, module mounting structures, and nacelles will be produced in the manufacturing zone, along with wind components such as hubs, nacelles, shafts, and blades.

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Minstry Plans to Replace 58,000 MU of Thermal Power with 30 GW of Renewable Energy by 2025-26

The Ministry of Power has recently unveiled a trajectory for the replacement of thermal power under which it is planning to operate thermal power plants at the technical minimum of 40 percent and supplement it with Renewable Energy under the tariff policy for bundling of Renewable Energy with thermal energy. It has set a goal to replace thermal power by renewables by 2025/26. It also targets 500 GW of nonfossil fuel-based capacity before 2030. The notification states that approximately 58,000 million units of thermal power (MUs), provided by public, private, and state generating stations, can be replaced with 30,000 MW of renewable electricity by 2025-26.

MAHAPREIT Floats Tender for 1 MW Green Hdrogen Plant in Maharashtra

Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology (MAHAPREIT) has issued a request for proposals for Manufacturer and suppliers Service Provider/Traders Developer for setting up 1 MW Green Hydrogen Plant integrated with ecosystem on BOO basis and logistic arrangement within 100 Km. The scope of work is design, engineering, fabrication, packing, forwarding, supply, transportation, handling, unloading, construction, erection, commissioning, testing, and training. The bid submission deadline is June 17, 2022. The opening of the bids will take place on the same day.

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