The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has released three tenders for the establishment of solar PV power plants, each including a 10-year plant operation and maintenance (O&M) component. These projects aim to harness renewable energy and diversify the energy portfolio of SCCL.
The first tender seeks Design, Engineering, Supply, Construction, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of cumulative ground-based 134.5 MW (AC) solar PV power plants, distributed across four different sites. The successful bidder will be responsible for both the setup and maintenance of these solar installations.
The second tender focuses on a 67.5 MW (AC) ground-based solar PV power plant and its associated 10-year O&M. This project represents a significant step towards SCCL’s renewable energy goals, offering a sustainable energy source.
The third tender involves the establishment of Cumulative 30 MW (AC) ground-based solar PV power plants, spread across three different sites within SCCL’s operations. The selected contractor will handle the complete lifecycle of these solar facilities.
Interested parties must submit their bids between September 18, 2023, at 05:00 PM and September 25, 2023, at 05:00 PM. The bids will be valid for a period of 180 days.
Bidders participating in these tenders are required to submit quotes for the entire combined capacity of either 67.5 MW, 30 MW, or 134.5 MW. The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) will award the full capacity to a single successful bidder.
Although the awarded capacity is for the entire project, separate contracts will be executed for each of the distinct locations involved in the project. This approach ensures that the same winning bidder can manage and oversee the installation, operation, and maintenance of the solar PV power plants across multiple sites.
Furthermore, an electronic reverse auction will be conducted, specifically for the total cumulative capacity of 134.5 MW. This competitive bidding process aims to determine the most cost-effective and efficient solution for the entire project’s capacity, enhancing transparency and cost control in the procurement of renewable energy infrastructure.
These initiatives underscore SCCL’s commitment to harnessing solar energy as a cleaner and more sustainable power source, contributing to both environmental conservation and energy security.