Airports Authority of India Floats Tender for 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for a contractor to do the electrical work for a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Vijayawada Airport. The bid-submission deadline is December 12, 2018.

The estimated project cost is ₹763,000 (~$10,859.6) and the project completion timeframe is 45 days from the date of award of contract.

The scope of work includes setting up the electrical works for a 1 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Vijayawada airport.

The AAI, which comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, is a statutory authority responsible for the creation, management, and upgradation of civil aviation infrastructure in India.

This tender shows AAI’s commitment towards becoming carbon neutral. AAI is seeking to use solar as a low-cost and renewable source of power to fuel operations at various airports across India.

Recently, AAI tendered an 8 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Hubballi airport in Karnataka. In the beginning of November 2018, AAI tendered a 1 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad.

Recently, AAI had issued another EPC tender for a 1.2 MW grid-connected solar PV project at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (LBSI) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Moreover, in January 2018, CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. concluded the bidding process for the development of 9.9 MW of grid-connected solar projects at Cochin airport. That same month, a 700 kW rooftop solar PV project was nearing completion at the Ahmedabad airport, and the power generated by that project was expected to be used for captive consumption at the airport.

In December 2017, a 15 MW grid-connected solar PV project was inaugurated at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.