The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued a notice inviting contractors for the operation and annual comprehensive maintenance of a 300 kW solar PV power project.
The tender is for a three-year period, with the project located in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. The estimated value of the tender has been pegged at ₹2.44 million ($35,184) without GST, and an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹48,881 ($704) will be required from interested parties.
The AAI notification states that the completion period for the project will be 36 months. The last date for bid submission has been set for June 4, 2019, with the opening of technical bids on June 11.
The scope of work includes the site survey, shadow analysis, complete design for optimal use of space, engineering, manufacturing, supply, storage, insurance, civil work, erection, testing, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV project, along with its maintenance services.
To use solar as a low-cost and renewable source of power to fuel operations at various airports across India, AAI has in the recent past issued several tenders across airports in India.
For example, AAI recently tendered an 8 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Hubballi airport in Karnataka., while in November 2018 it had tendered a 1 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad, Mercom had reported.
Previously, AAI had invited bids for an engineering consultancy to prepare for a 5 MW ground-mounted solar PV project proposed at Calicut Airport.
AAI was also on the lookout for a consultant to prepare a detailed project report for a 4 MW ground-mounted solar PV project proposed at Trichy airport.
In Odisha, it had issued a tender for an EPC contractor to develop a 4 MW grid-connected solar project at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar.
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Soumik is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, Soumik was a correspondent for UNI, New Delhi covering the Northeast region for seven years. He has also worked as an Asia Correspondent for Washington DC-based Hundred Reporters. He has contributed as a freelancer to several national and international digital publications with a focus on data-based investigative stories on environmental corruption, hydro power projects, energy transition and the circular economy. Soumik is an Economics graduate from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University.