AAI Issues Tender for a 1 MW Solar Project at Begumpet Airport in Andhra Pradesh

The Airports Authority of India has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected solar projects at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. The project will follow the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).

The bid opening date is September 26, 2019. The estimated cost of the work is ₹4,094,350 (~$57,091). Interested bidders need to pay ₹81,887 (~$1,142) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) to participate in this tender.

According to the AAI, successful bidders should have satisfactorily completed three works, each of ₹19,32,532 (~$26,947), or two works each of ₹24,15,665 (~$33,684) or one work of ₹38,65,064 (~$53,894).

The bidder should have an annual average financial turnover of ₹14,49,399 (~$ 20,210) against the works executed during the last three fiscal years. The bidder will also oversee the comprehensive, operation, and maintenance of the project for 12 years.



In November 2018, AAI had issued a tender for an engineering procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Begumpet airport. The project would be connected to 33 kV transmission line.

The AAI, which comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, is a statutory authority responsible for the creation, management, and up-gradation of civil aviation infrastructure in India. AAI is seeking to use sustainable solar power to fuel operations and cut down on energy expenditure.

In August 2019, Mercom had reported that the Airports Authority issued a tender for a 500 kW of solar power projects at the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC), located at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.

AAI had also issued a notice inviting contractors for the operation and annual comprehensive maintenance of a 300 kW solar PV power project in Prayagraj.

Earlier, it was also reported that Vijayawada International Airport joined the growing list of solar power airports in the country with the commissioning of a 1 MW project. The project was set up by the AAI at an estimated cost of ₹55.4 million (~$78,118).

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