Oil major Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has floated a tender for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of two grid-connected rooftop captive solar power projects at Uttar Pradesh.
The tender also includes one year of free comprehensive operation and maintenance under annual maintenance contract (AMC).
While one project of 85 kW capacity is to be located at its Agra terminal, the other is to be located at Aonla depot in Bareilly district with a capacity of 120 kW.
The estimated value of work, including GST, has been pegged at ₹14.38 million ($0.2 million) with an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹144,000 ($2,045), the IOCL tender document informed.
IOCL has announced the tender closing date to be May 27, 2019, with an offer validity period of three months from the date of opening of technical bids on May 28, 2019.
Earlier, IOCL had issued a tender for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 2 MW grid-interactive and ground-mounted captive solar power project at its LPG bottling plant, located at Dhanaj, in Washim district of Maharashtra, with an EMD of ₹8,25,400 (~$11634.01), Mercom had reported.
Back in January 2017, IOCL had tendered a 3 MW ground-mounted solar PV project at its bottling plant premises in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.
The company has also forayed into India’s rapidly evolving EV sector. In November 2017, IOCL in collaboration with Indian transportation network company Ola, launched its first EV charging station at IOCL’s company-owned, company-operated fuel station at RBI Square, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
In November 2018, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), another leading public sector undertaking in the country, tendered a 5 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at its Tatipaka site, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Recently, Mercom reported that ONGC commissioned a 10 MW solar project which will power its plants at Dhaej, Gandhar, and Hazira located in the state of Gujarat. The project is spread across 56 acres of land and segregated into eight blocks of 1.25 MW each.
Soumik is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, Soumik was a correspondent for UNI, New Delhi covering the Northeast region for seven years. He has also worked as an Asia Correspondent for Washington DC-based Hundred Reporters. He has contributed as a freelancer to several national and international digital publications with a focus on data-based investigative stories on environmental corruption, hydro power projects, energy transition and the circular economy. Soumik is an Economics graduate from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University.