The Cochin Port Trust has floated a tender for the development of a 350 kW grid-connected rooftop solar PV project at its premises.
The scope of work will include the site survey, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing, and commissioning of the 350 kW grid-connected rooftop solar PV project on the roofs of various buildings at the site.
It will also include operation and maintenance (O&M) of the system for 25 years under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model after its operational acceptance.
The last date for the submission of bids is December 30, 2019, and the pre-bid meeting will take place on December 16, 2019.
The prospective bidders must pay a sum of ₹315,000 (~$4,456) as the earnest money deposit (EMD), and the maximum allowed levelized tariff for 25 years has been set at ₹4.52 ($0.064)/kWh.
To be eligible for this tender, the bidder should have an annual turnover of ₹50 million ($707,413) in any one of the last three financial years. To adhere to the technical eligibility criteria, the bidder should have installed and commissioned at least one grid-connected solar PV power project having a capacity of at least 250 kW. This project should have been commissioned for at least six months before the techno-commercial bid opening date.
The successful bidder should also get approval from the estate division of the Cochin Port Trust for using the rooftop and installing the panels and equipment. The allotment of the area at the site will be free of cost.
Of late, several ports have been turning their attention to solar power to meet their energy requirements, and this is not the first time the Cochin Port Trust has made such a move.
Earlier this year, the Cochin Port Trust invited bids for both rooftop and floating solar projects at its premises. The area available for the installation of the solar project was around 14,000 square meters, considering both rooftops and water bodies, and it is expected to generate ~1.2 MW of power. The proposed solar power project is to be installed on both the rooftop of residential buildings and water bodies, as identified by the bidder.
Previously, Mercom reported that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust had issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting bidders to provide quotations for carrying out a detailed survey for an upcoming floating solar project at its premises.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).