Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Invites Tenders for 5 MW Solar Power Plant

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In a significant move towards green energy adoption, the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has invited tenders for the construction of a 5 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power plant. The project will be located at the Old OB Dump of Balakudra Open Cast Project (OCP) in the Barkasayal Area of Jharkhand, India.


The comprehensive scope of work includes design, engineering, construction, fabrication, erection, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar power plant. It must have a minimum 35% DC overload capacity and encompass all civil, structural, and electrical works, along with necessary accessories and facilities. The project also involves power evacuation and a five-year operation and comprehensive maintenance plan.


The estimated value of the project is approximately ₹32.81 crore (inclusive of GST). Notably, the Net Electrical Energy Generation Guarantee (NEEGG) for the first year after successful plant commencement is set at 1,01,77,819 kWh at the Bhurkunda Substation metering point.

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The project timeline spans 2065 days, with construction and commissioning taking 240 days, followed by comprehensive operation and maintenance for 1825 days. Interested bidders with a valid Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) issued by an authorized agency under the Controller of Certifying Authority (CCA), Government of India, can participate by visiting the Coal India Limited tenders website. The work is expected to commence within 30 days from the issuance of the acceptance letter.

Bidders interested in participating in the project have until October 25, 2023, to submit their proposals. The bidding process will conclude with the opening of the bids on the following day.

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