The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a government-owned oil and gas company, has floated a 5 MW tender along with seven years of operation and maintenance (O&M) at its premises in the state of Gujarat.
The last date for the submission of bids is February 11, 2020, while a pre-bid conference will be held on January 20, 2020.
The projects must be installed on a lump sum turnkey basis along with seven years of operation and maintenance at ONGC Hazira in Surat, Gujarat. The contract period for this tender is 12 months.
The interested bidders need to furnish ₹3.6 million (~$49,895) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The scope of work includes project management, pre-engineering surveys, detailed design and engineering, procurement, supply, storage, dismantling, modification of existing facilities, and hydro-testing.
ONGC has announced several solar tenders in the past year for captive consumption.
In November 2019, Mercom reported that ONGC floated a tender for the construction and installation of a 15 MW solar project at its Vagra site in Bharuch district of Gujarat.
Then in August 2019, ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals (OMPL), a greenfield petrochemicals project promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and its subsidiary, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), invited bids for a grid-interactive floating solar project of 2 MW capacity to be installed in its premises.
In 2018, the company had floated a tender for a 5 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at its Tatipaka site, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In the same year, it also commissioned a 10 MW solar project to power its plants at Dhaej, Gandhar, and Hazira, located in the state of Gujarat.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Gujarat has 2.3 GW large-scale solar projects in operations. According to Mercom India Research, ONGC has 15 MW of large-scale solar projects in operation.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.