The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL) has issued operation and maintenance (O&M) tenders for two of the state’s ultra-mega solar parks.
The O&M tenders have been floated for 1.5 GW of solar projects at Ananthapuramu and 1 GW of projects at Kurnool ultra-mega solar park.
The Ananthapuramu Solar Park is spread over a total area of 7,925 acres in the Nambulapulakunta mandal located in the Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Kurnool ultra-mega solar park is located at Gani and Sakunala villages of Andhra Pradesh.
The work at Ananthapuramu ultra-mega solar park involves the operation and maintenance of one 220/33 kV pooling substation and associated 220 kV DC lines, including 33 kV lines and water supply program at N.P. Kunta site.
The tender also calls for the operation and maintenance of three 220/33kV pooling substations and associated 220 kV DC lines, including 33 kV lines and water supply program at Galiveedu site of Ananthapuramu ultra-mega solar park for a period of two years.
The estimated contract value of the tender is ₹57.9 million (~$812,433).
The prospective bidders must submit a sum of ₹580,000 (~$8,137) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The last date for the submission of bids for both the tenders is December 16, 2019, while the technical bid opening date has been scheduled for December 17, 2019.
To bid for the project, interested bidders should have carried out O&M of 220 kV sub-station and associated 220 kV transmission lines for at least one year during the last five financial years. Further, the bidder should have prior experience in preventive and breakdown maintenance of 220 kV substations and associated 220 kV transmission lines.
For the Kurnool ultra-mega solar park tender, the scope of work involves the O&M of four 220/33 kV pooling substations and associated 220 kV DC lines, including 33 kV lines, fire station, and water supply program for a period of two years.
The intended bidders must pay a sum of ₹608,000 (~$8,530.25) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The successful bidder should have prior experience in preventive and breakdown maintenance of 220 kV substations and associated 220 kV transmission lines.
Further, in the last three financial years, the bidder should have had an aggregate turnover of at least thrice the estimated amount of the tender’s contract value.
Recently, the Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE), announced that the government of Andhra Pradesh
has reported the development of a cumulative capacity of 1,160 MW of ultra-mega solar parks in Naxal affected regions of the state. These projects have been developed in the taluks of Nambulapula Kunta (1,000 MW) and Ramagiri (160 MW). Both taluks are located in the Ananthapuramu district of the state.
Last year, Mercom reported that Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), announced the successful commissioning of two solar projects of 50 MW each in the state’s Ananthapuramu Solar Park.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.