Coal India Subsidiary CNUL Invites Bids for 20 MW Solar Project in Jharkhand

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CIL Navikarniya Urja Limited (CNUL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, is seeking bids to construct a 20 MW (AC) solar PV project for Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), at BCCL’s Dugdha Washery in Jharkhand. BCCL is an another subsidiary of Coal India.


The last date for submitting bids is March 14, 2023, and bids will be opened on the next day.


The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 145.77 crore and EMD amount is Rs. 50 Lakh.


CNUL will act as the project management consultant, with the EPC contractor being responsible for installation, testing, and commissioning of the plant. The contractor will also provide operation and maintenance support for five years.


The project must be commissioned within 12 months of receiving the work order. The successful bidder will be required to deposit a performance security amount calculated at 5% of the contract value within 21 days of the letter of award issuance. Additionally, a retention amount of 5% of each running bill will be withheld until final acceptance to ensure project completion. The solar power generated will be used for captive consumption by Bharat Coking Coal.

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Coal India Ltd has been working on diversifying its energy portfolio and has set a target to generate 1 GW of solar power by 2023-24. The company has already commissioned several solar projects in various states across India and has plans to develop more renewable energy projects in the future.

This project is expected to contribute to the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and transition towards a cleaner energy mix.

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