Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has invited bids from consultants to assess the environmental and social impact of a 600 MW floating solar project on the Kaveri branch reservoir at Omkareshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh.
The objective of the assignment is to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment of setting up a 600 MW floating solar project and its associated facilities to identify any critical environmental and social concerns and address them as an integral part of the project design.
The study would be conducted in line with the central and state government policies and regulations, including any local laws as applicable and the requirements of the Asian Development Bank.
The last date to submit the bids is September 13, 2021, and bids will be opened on September 14.
The successful bidder will have to submit an amount of ₹500,000 (~$6,738) as performance security which should be valid for six months.
The consultant should have completed at least two environmental and social impact assessment assignments or two environment impact assessment studies and two social impact assessment studies during the last five financial years.
The consultant should have ongoing or completed projects comprising one environmental and social impact assessment or one social impact assessment, or one environmental impact assessment on floating solar projects or offshore wind projects on any water body within or outside India.
Additionally, the consultant should have completed at least one environment and social impact assessment or one environmental impact assessment and one social impact assessment study in the last five financial years on power transmission projects.
The consultant should also have environmental and social advisory experience covering impact assessment for more than five years.
The bidder’s minimum turnover from consultancy services should be at least ₹50 million (~$673,869) in at least two of the last five financial years.
In January last year, RUMSL had invited proposals from consultants to set up solar parks in Madhya Pradesh. The scope of work included the environment and social baseline survey to identify land for the proposed solar parks in cluster 1 (Sagar, Damoh, and Chhattarpur), cluster 2 (Morena), cluster 3 (Ratlam, Neemuch, and Mandsaur), and cluster 4 (Rewa and Satna).
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Rakesh Ranjan 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.