Indian Oil Floats Tender to Develop Green Hydrogen Generation Projects

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has issued a global tender to develop green hydrogen generation facilities on a build, own, operate (BOO) basis at its refineries in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, and Panipat, Haryana.

The last date to submit bids is November 24, 2021.

The successful bidders will need to develop a green hydrogen generation facility with a 5,000 MT annual capacity for its refinery in Mathura and a 2,000 MT annual capacity for its refinery in Panipat.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and performance guarantee trial runs of green hydrogen generation units.


The successful bidders must commission projects within 28 months from the letter of award (LOA) and provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for 16 to 24 years.

For a green hydrogen generation project with a 5,000 MT annual capacity, the bidders should have built and operated green hydrogen generation projects on a build, own, operate basis during the last 15 years. Of this, one green hydrogen generation project should have a minimum of 2,000 MT annual capacity and should have been in operation for a minimum of two years as of the last date of bid submission. Alternatively, the bidder should have owned, operated, and maintained a green hydrogen project with a 2,000 MT annual capacity for a minimum of two years as of the last date of bid submission.

To bid for a green hydrogen project with a 2,000 MT annual capacity, bidders should have developed and operated green hydrogen projects on a build, own, operate basis during the last 15 years. Of this, one hydrogen project should have a minimum 800 MT annual capacity and should have been in operation for a minimum of two years as on the last date of bid submission. Alternatively, the bidder should have owned, operated, and maintained a green hydrogen project with an 800 MT annual capacity for a minimum of two years as of the last date to submit bids.

In August 2021, NTPC issued an expression of interest (EoI) for Indian and global companies to set up a pilot project to blend green hydrogen with natural gas in the city gas distribution network.

Earlier, NTPC also invited online bids on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary – NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL) – to install a hydrogen fueling station for a pilot project on green hydrogen mobility in Leh, Ladakh.