The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a leading public sector undertaking, has floated a tender for the construction and installation of a 15 MW solar project at its Vagra site in Bharuch district of Gujarat.
The contract period of this tender is 275 days, and the last date for the submission of bids is December 30, 2019. The pre-bid meeting will take place on December 2, 2019.
Prospective bidders should submit an amount of ₹6.277 million (~$87,571) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) to participate in this tender.
The scope of work includes the design, procurement, supply, construction, installation, commissioning, and operation & maintenance (O&M) of the proposed solar power project.
In August this year, ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals, a greenfield petrochemicals project promoted by ONGC and its subsidiary, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), had invited bids for a grid-interactive floating solar project of 2 MW capacity to be installed in its premises.
Last year, 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, the company also commissioned a 10 MW solar project to power its plants at Dhaej, Gandhar, and Hazira, located in the state of Gujarat.
Meanwhile, another oil giant the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) recently announced its plans to diversify its business verticals and make significant investments to the tune of ₹250 billion (~$3.48 billion) in clean energy projects like solar, wind, biomass and solar panels at its filling stations.
The company is preparing to scale up its solar and wind power portfolio to 260 MW by 2020 from its current capacity of 216 MW, which includes 167.6 MW of wind and 48.6 MW of solar (comprising 20.5 MW of grid-connected and 28.1 MW of off-grid solar installations).
Previously, it also issued a tender for 3 MW of ground-mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil Kadapa Bottling Plant premises located in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.