- The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender for 100 MW of floating solar power projects
- Two 50 MW projects will reportedly be set up on the Rihand Dam, also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Reservoir, situated in Uttar Pradesh
- Mercom reported that SECI will be revealing the last date to submit bids by March 26, 2018
- International Coil Ltd. won another 5 MW floating PV tender issued by West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd. in February 2018
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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender to develop 100 MW of floating solar power plants. The tender outlines the development of two 50 MW on-grid PV power plants. A single bidder can bid for a minimum of 50 MW and a maximum of 100 MW.
According to Mercom India, solar panels will be deployed on the Rihand Dam, also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Reservoir, located in Uttar Pradesh. Successful developers will be responsible for designing, engineering, procuring, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning the projects.
While there was no information about the tender on SECI’s website by our editorial deadline, a SECI official told Mercom, “For the deadline, you have to wait until March 26.”
This floating PV tender follows the expression of interest SECI issued in December 2017 to develop 10 GW of floating PV capacity (see 10 GW Floating PV Projects In India). All of this capacity will be installed in a phased manner over a 3-year period.
Earlier this year, SECI also issued request for selection (RfS) documents for 275 MW of grid-connected solar power capacity for Uttar Pradesh (see 275 MW PV Tender For Uttar Pradesh).
In a related development, West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd. (WBPDCL) auctioned a 5 MW grid-connected floating solar PV project. India-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm International Coil Ltd. won the contract to develop this project on raw water pond 3 of Sagardighi Thermal Power Project, which is located in the district of Murshidabad, according to Mercom.
The agency issued a tender for the 5 MW floating PV plant in February 2018 (see 5 MW Floating PV Tender For Indian Thermal Plant).