Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, tendered a total of 6 MW (AC) of solar to be developed in three different states in India under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The bid-submission deadline is November 4, 2017.
Bharat Electronics has invited bids to develop 1, 2 and 3 MW (AC) solar PV projects at the Ordnance Factory Nalanda (OFN) in Rajgir, Bihar, the Ordnance Factory Muradnagar (OFM) in Uttar Pradesh, and the Ammunition Factory Kahdki (AFK), in Pune, Maharashtra.
This is an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) tender. Bharat Electronics will fund and own the project and land will be provided by the Rajgir OFN, Muradnagar OFN and Pune AFK. The projects are being developed for captive consumption.
The projects will be developed on turnkey basis and the scope of work for all three projects includes design, engineering, procurement, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage at site, site development, construction, erection, installation of equipment, testing, and commissioning along with associated transmission system.
For the 1 MW project in Rajgir, the successful bidder will provide associated transmission system and termination at the 11 kV voltage level to a local substation of 132/11 kV at the Rajgir OFN.
For the 2 MW project in Muradabad, the successful bidder will provide the transmission system and termination at the 33 kV voltage level to the state transmission utility (STU) substation nearby OFM, Muradnagar.
For the 3 MW project in Pune, the successful bidder will provide the transmission system and termination at the 22 kV voltage level to the STU substation nearby the Ammunition Factory Kahdki, Pune.
The successful bidder(s) in each case must provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of 10 years from the date of commissioning.
A single bidder can choose to either bid for any one of the projects or all three projects totaling 6 MW (AC) of solar, clarified a BEL official.
This is the second major DCR tender by BEL in 2017. In January, the BEL tendered a total of 36 MW (AC) of solar under the DCR category.
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