Cochin International Airport has obviously liked using solar power to meet its energy requirements, as it was the first fully solar-powered airport. With the new tenders it wants to procure even more solar power. (Pictured is the solar system at the Delhi airport; Photo Credit: Enerparc.)
- CIAL has tendered 9.9 MW solar PV capacity for Cochin International Airport Ltd.
- One tender of 7.5 MW capacity will come up at five locations within the airport premises
- It is estimated to cost 330 million INR ($5.1 million) and needs to come online with five months post letter of award is issued
- Another 2.4 MW will be a grid connected solar PV carport system and will cost an estimated 180 million INR ($2.8 million)
A subsidiary of Cochin International Airport Ltd., CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. has launched two PV tenders with cumulative 9.9 MW capacity.
The 7.5 MW tender is inviting bidders to set up this capacity at five different locations within the airport premises that are listed as Part A, B, C, D, and E. The tender specifies that 5.30 MW will be located adjacent to the duty-free godown building, 1 MW will be adjacent to the entry to T3, 0.70 MW at the periphery of the existing 14.4 MW PV plant, 0.40 MW over the existing 6m wide stormwater drainage at the western boundary of the airport, and a 0.10 MW system rooftop solar system will come up above the flat roof (RCC) buildings located near the new domestic terminal premises.
Bidders will have to offer quotes for all the above parts. Scope of work includes planning, engineering, design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of PV systems at all the five locations. Successful bidders will also be tasked with providing operations and maintenance of the systems for five years.
The project needs to be up and running within five months from the date of awarding the capacity. Estimated cost of these projects is 330 million INR ($5.1 million). Further details are available on the website of CIAL Infrastructures.
Another 2.4 MW tender relates to a grid connected solar PV carport system, including civil and structural works in front of the new domestic terminal (T1). An item rate tender, it is divided into two parts: Part A relates to civil, structural, roofing and allied works of the carport structure, while Part B will have design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 2.4 MW PV system on the roof of the carport. Bidders need to bid for both Parts A and B. Details about this 2.4 MW tender can also be viewed on CIAL website.
CIAL expects this project to cost 180 million INR ($2.8 million).The project needs to be completed within 6 months.
Bid documents for both the tenders may be purchased between November 8 to 21, 2017. Last date to submit bidding documents is December 6, 2017. Pre-bid meeting and site visit has been scheduled for November 22, 2017.
Cochin International Airport holds the distinction of being the world’s first airport that’s completely powered by solar PV. In July this year, Tata Power commissioned a 2.67 MW solar power panels atop the carport here (see Cochin Airport Gets 2.67 MW Solar Carport).