SECI Invites Bids For Setting Up 30 MW Floating Solar PV On DVC Reservoirs

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The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) floated tender for setting up of grid connected 30 MW Floating Solar PV (FSPV) plants on raw water reservoirs of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) Thermal Power Plants at Koderma, Mejia and Raghunathpur Thermal Power stations.


The tender is invited in single stage two envelope bidding followed by e-reverse auction under e-tendering.

Final date for online submission of bids is August 1 and the bids will be opened on the same day.

Scope of work includes Design, Engineering, Supply, Construction, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 30 MW (AC) floating Solar PV Power Plant under different packages at DVC thermal power stations. It also includes Comprehensive operation & maintenance of the floating Solar PV Power Plants for 10  years.

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is a government-owned power generator which operates in the Damodar River area of West Bengal and Jharkhand states of India. The statutory corporation operates both thermal power stations and hydel power stations under the ownership of Ministry of Power, Government of India. DVC is headquartered in the Kolkata city of West Bengal, India.

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Total project capacity of 30 MW (AC) is divided into 03 different sites at DVC. 6.0 MW at KODERMA, JHARKHAND, 14.0 MW at MEJIA, WEST BENGAL and 3rd site of 10.0 MW at RAGHUNATHPUR, WEST BENGAL.

Eligibility Conditions set forth in the tender document are as per 30 MW (AC) cumulative capacity basis only. Bidders are required to quote accordingly for the complete cumulative capacity of 30 MW (AC). The total capacity of 30 MW will be awarded to a single successful bidder only selected after e-RA.

However, there will be separate Contract Agreements based on separate sites with the same successful bidder. e-RA will be done on the total cumulative capacity of 30 MW only. The total price of EPC and O&M arrived after e-RA, will be converted to the per MW price. Based on the per MW price arrived, the per site project EPC and O&M price will be calculated by multiplying the per MW price with the respective site capacity. In the same way, the respective site O&M prices will be calculated. Accordingly, 03 different EPC and O&M NOA/Contract Agreement will be released for the respective site by the owner to the single successful bidder only.

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EMD can be submitted by the bidders jointly for the complete 30 MW project capacity. However, the successful bidder will be required to submit respective separate Contract Performance Securities & Advance Bank Guarantees (if availed) for individual sites. As there will be individual Contract Agreements with the successful bidder based on site capacity. Owner reserves the option to reduce any of the above-mentioned site capacity from the overall cumulative capacity before/after award of Contract Agreement. Accordingly, the total project price will be proportionately reduced & the final project price arrived as such after reduction will be the final project price of the Contract Agreement.

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