Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects Tendered for Cochin Airport

CIAL Infrastructures Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cochin International Airport Ltd., has issued tenders to develop a total of 9.9 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.  The bid submission deadline is December 6, 2017.

Of the 9.9MW, 7.5 MW will be developed at five different locations on the Cochin International Airport premises. A 5.3 MW grid-connected solar PV project will be developed adjacent to the Duty-free Godown building; 1 MW project will be developed adjacent to the entry to T3; 0.70 MW project will be developed at the periphery of the existing 14.4 MW solar project; a 0.40 MW project will be developed over the existing 6m wide stormwater drainage at the western boundary of the airport adjacent to the railway track; and a 0.10 MW project will be developed above the flat roof (RCC) buildings located near the new domestic terminal premises.

The scope of work for these projects includes design, engineering, procurement, supply, testing, erection, and installation. The successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of five years after project commissioning. A single bidder has to bid for the entire capacity auctioned.

The estimated cost for these projects is ₹330 million (~$5.1 million), and the project completion timeframe is five months from the date of award of the contract.

CIAL Infrastructures also tendered a 2.4 MW grid-connected solar PV carport system. The scope of work includes planning, engineering, design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the solar PV system and carport structure, including civil, structural and roofing works outside the operational area.

CIAL Infrastructures has clarified that this is an item rate tender and the work is divided into two parts for the solar carport system:

Part A – civil, structural, roofing, and allied works of the carport structure

Part B – develop 2.4 MW grid-connected solar PV project on the roof of the carport

The bidders have to quote for Part A and Part B together. The estimated project cost is ₹180 million (~$2.8 million), and the project completion timeframe is six months from the date of award of the contract.

Mercom previously reported that solar installations are starting to pick up in the Indian transportation sector as it is a cheaper way to fulfill energy demands.

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