SECI on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 10 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the southern state of Karnataka.

The solar PV project will be developed at Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) premises in Kolar district.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply of equipment and materials, testing, inspections, associated civil works, services, permits, licenses, installation, insurance, testing, and commissioning of the 10 MW grid-connected solar PV project.

The successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance services for a 10-year period. The bid-submission deadline is July 2, 2018.

Recently, SECI had issued an EPC tender to develop a 5 MW grid-connected solar project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This tender, however, was annulled later.

When contacted, a SECI official informed Mercom, “The  V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, located in the city of Tuticorin, asked us not to go ahead with the tender, hence we have cancelled it.”

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Saumy Prateek Saumy has been with MercomIndia.com as a staff reporter covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.