The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) tendered a 3 MW ground mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil Kadapa Bottling Plant premises located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.
The project will be developed for captive. The last date for bid submissions is February 25, 2017 and IOCL expects the project to be commissioned within six months of award of contract.
The scope of work has been divided into three parts. Part A includes EPC of 3 MW grid-connected captive solar PV project on turnkey basis, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of one year from the date of successful project commissioning.
Part B, includes EPC work for 33 kV power evacuation infrastructure and free O&M for a period of one year from the date of successful project commissioning. Part C, includes O&M work for the project and power evacuation infrastructure for a period of four years from the date of completion of work mentioned in Part A and B.
It is a part of our (IOCL’s) strategy to promote solar power in day-to-day operations by setting up solar PV projects on rooftops of buildings and on surplus land, stated an IOCL official. The company has already installed more than 1 MW of solar projects on the premises of IOCL facilities across the country.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Andhra Pradesh has 1,014.2 MW of large-scale solar projects in-operations and around 1,594 MW of projects under various stages of development.
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