Gujarat Floats Tender for 175 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has issued a tender for setting up 75 MW of solar power projects at Dhuvaran, near Khambhat in district Anand and another 100 MW at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park in district Banaskantha.

The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading storage, installation, and commissioning of the project. The successful bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for 10 years.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 11, 2019. The technical bids will open on the same date.

To be eligible to bid for the 75 MW solar power project at Dhuvaran, a bidder should have commissioned cumulative capacity of 50 MW or above in or outside India, out of which at least one solar PV power project should be of 40 MW capacity.



Similarly, to bid for the 100 MW solar project at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar park, a bidder should have commissioned a cumulative capacity of 66 MW or above in or outside India, out of which at least one solar PV power project should be of 40 MW capacity.

The cumulative turnover of the bidder for the last three financial years should be ₹2.75 billion (~$38.41 million) in case of 75 MW solar power project at Dhuvaran, and ₹3.66 billion (~$51.12 million) in case of 100 MW solar project at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar park.

Recently, Mercom reported that Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s 500 MW grid-connected solar power projects (Phase IV) auction witnessed the lowest tariff of ₹2.55 (~$0.035)/kWh. The tender was oversubscribed by 545 MW. Bids totaling 1,045 MW were submitted in response to the tendered capacity of 500 MW. The capacity was tendered in January 2019 without any upper tariff ceiling.

Gujarat has so far installed approximately 1.5 GW of large-scale solar installations as of Q4 2018, according to Mercom India Project Tracker.