Gujarat Issues Tender for a 210 MW Solar Power Project in Jamnagar

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for a 210 MW grid-connected solar power project in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

The general scope of work involves the design, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the grid-connected solar power project with the evacuation of power into the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation’s (GETCO) 220 kV/66 KV substation. After the commissioning of the project, the contract will also include operation and maintenance for ten years.

The time for the commissioning of the project has been set as 14 months from the date of issue of the Letter of Award (LoA).

The last date for the submission of bids is October 05, 2020, and the pre-bid meeting will take place on September 23, 2020.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹84 million (~$1.14 million) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have experience of design, installation, and commissioning of solar projects with a cumulative capacity of at least 138 MW in or outside India on or after April 01, 2014. Out of the total capacity, 124 MW of solar projects should have been commissioned and in operation in India. Further, out of the 124 MW, there must be two solar projects of 40 MW.

The cumulative turnover of the bidder in the last three financial years should be at least ₹7.56 billion (~$102.54 million), and the net worth of the bidder in the previous financial year should be positive. In case the bidder is a 100% subsidiary company and does not satisfy the annual turnover criteria, its holding company would be required to meet the stipulated turnover requirements.

As per the tender document, the solar modules to be used in the project should be of a minimum 72 cell configuration with a rated power of module greater than or equal to 350W.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Gujarat has so far installed approximately 2.4 GW of large-scale solar projects while ~2.2 GW of projects is currently in the pipeline.

Recently, GSECL invited bids for 110 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The projects would range from 10 MW to 55 MW and would be set up at various substations of GETCO. The projects will be developed at Nikava (15 MW), Pachham (40 MW), and Sanesh (55MW).

Earlier, GSECL had floated a tender for 185 MW of grid-connected solar projects ranging between 20 MW and 40 MW in capacity at various substations of GETCO.