Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU) involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, has issued a tender for the supply of Balance of System (BoS) items for its solar PV projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), located in Telangana.
This tender covers three solar projects: 50 MW Ramagundam project, 39 MW Yellandu project, and 30 MW Manuguru project, all under SCCL at Telangana.
Earlier, Mercom had reported about BHEL winning an order for setting up 129 MW of solar power projects in Telangana from Singareni Collieries, with an order value of ₹5.65 billion (~$ 79.79 million). The 129 MW projects were to be set up at four locations in Telangana – Ramagundam (50 MW), Yellandu (39 MW), Manuguru (30 MW), and Pegadapally (10 MW), on an EPC basis.
The scope of work includes the supply of BOS items, installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance(O&M) work for the three solar PV projects.
The work also includes cleaning, removing of debris, and supply of all project-related materials, including labor, tools, and machinery.
The bid submission deadline is July 5, 2019, with the technical bid opening date also slotted for the same day.
The Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) for the tender has been kept at ₹2.4 million ($34,523), while the combined tender value of the three projects has been mentioned as ₹31.56 million ($0.45 million).
In August 2018, Mercom reported about SCCL’s plans to develop 300 MW of solar projects in captive mode on vacant lands at nine locations of the company. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had issued a tender to award EPC contracts for the development of 150 MW solar PV capacity spread across various locations of SCCL. It was a domestic competitive bidding tender.
Apart from this, BHEL has also invited bids for the supply of BoS items for its 1.7 MW solar PV project for the Indian Railways, located at Sukhi Sewaniya in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
The last date for bid submission has been scheduled for July 4, 2019.
The tender document has specified the detailed scope of work as the supply of BoS items, setting up of the switchyard, overhead transmission lines, as well as the installation and commissioning of the 1.7 MW grid-connected solar project for the Indian Railways.
The tender document has specified that the eligible bidder should have executed at least one contract of a minimum 33 kV capacity in India with a project cost of ₹15 million ($0.22 million) in the past three years.
It has also added that to be eligible; the bidders should have a turnover of at least ₹20 million ($0.29 million) in the FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, and FY 2018-19.
Recently, BHEL also won two engineering procurement and construction (EPC) orders for setting up solar projects of a combined capacity of 200 MW, taking BHEL’s installed SPV capacity to more than 1 GW.
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.