SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadlines for 81 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its three-part 81 MW tender for solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana.

SECI had earlier floated tenders for 15 MW of floating solar, 32 MW of overburden (OB) dump-based solar, and 34 MW of ground-based solar projects at the SCCL.

For the 34 MW ground-based solar projects tender, it revised the last date for bid submission to May 13, 2020, from April 20, 2020. The new deadline for the 32 MW OB dump-based solar project tender is now May 15, 2020, from April 22, 2020. SECI also extended the bid submission deadline for the 15 MW floating a solar tender to May 18, 2020, from May 4, 2020, previously.

Successful bidders are expected to provide ten years of operations and maintenance services for all of these projects.


Previously, Mercom reported that SECI invited bids for 32 MW of OB dump-based solar projects at SCCL. The projects are to be developed at two different sites, with 22 MW to be set up at the SCCL’s Ramagundam site, and 10 MW at the Dorli site.

In a separate tender, SECI invited bids for 34 MW of ground-based solar projects to be set up at two different sites. 11 MW is to be developed at the Chennur site of SCCL, and the remaining 23 MW capacity will be developed at the Kothagudam site of SCCL.

Meanwhile, the 15 MW floating solar tender includes setting up floating solar projects at two different sites – a 10 MW project at the STPP storage reservoir, and a 5 MW system at the Dorli site – on the SCCL premises.

Earlier, the Solar Energy Corporation of India announced tenders for a total of 81 MW (AC) of solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited, a coal mining company in India, jointly owned by the Telangana government and the central government.