Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the procurement of module mounting structures for a 10 MW grid-connected solar project at Charanka in Gujarat’s Patan district for Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited.
The last date for the submission of the bids is August 21, 2019.
According to BHEL, the interested bidders should be a manufacturer of module mounting structures and have an in-house cold roll forming facility with a minimum capacity of 200 metric ton (MT) per month.
To verify the 200 MT capacity, the bidder should be able to provide either the capacity proof for any two months within the past three years (from July 2016 to 2019) showing a minimum dispatch of 200 MT each month or 400 MT for any one month in the past three years.
For the superstructure of module mounting structures (MMS), the total steel supply will be nearly 342 (+/-10%) MT. MMS are steel structures over which solar PV modules are mounted. The materials supplied should have a warranty of 18 months.
Further, the bidders have to submit the offer in two parts. The first part will be the technical bid, and the second one will comprise the price bid.
The tender also specifies that the fabrication of the superstructure for MMS must be as per the drawing furnished by BHEL-EDN with the purchasing power. The thickness of the galvanization should be a minimum of at least 80 microns.
As far as the financial aspects of the tender are concerned, the bidders should furnish the solvency certificate issued by any nationalized or scheduled bank for a minimum worth of ₹8.7 million (~$122,251).
In June this year, BHEL bagged two engineering procurement and construction (EPC) orders for setting up solar projects of a combined capacity of 200 MW. The new projects effectively raised BHEL’s installed SPV capacity to more than 1 GW. The projects are from the NTPC and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) and are together valued at more than ₹8 billion ($114.3 million).
Earlier, Mercom reported that BHEL would be constructing a 75 MW grid-connected solar project in Gujarat. the project will be developed at Gujarat Solar Park, located in Charanka village.
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.