CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 10 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India, is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop a 10 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Sangli district of Maharashtra.

The bid-submission deadline is July 13, 2018.

The projects will be developed on turnkey basis and the scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV projects.

The successful bidder will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the grid-connected solar PV projects for a period of 10 years.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the performance demonstration with associated equipment and materials along with associated transmission system up to 33 kV at designated location.

CEL has mandated that the mechanical structures, all materials supplied by EPC contractor, electrical works and overall workmanship of the grid-connected solar PV project must be warranted for a period of 10 years from the date of commercial operation.

In February 2018, CEL tendered 5 MW of rooftop solar PV projects to be developed at various Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) premises across the country.

Then in April 2018, CEL had tendered 12 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in Maharashtra.

Mercom also reported previously that CEL tendered 120 MW of grid-connected solar to be developed across the states of Gujarat, Telangana, and Maharashtra.

In April 2017, the CEL tendered 3.22 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed at railway workshops in states under the Northern Railways. It also invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) to form a strategic alliance to manufacture flexible solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in India.