Cochin International Airport in Kerala has been fully powered by solar panels since August 2015 becoming the first such airport in the world. Its subsidiary CIAL has now floated a tender for 12 MW of PV capacity to be installed in Kannur district. (Photo Credit: CIAL)
- A tender for 12 MW solar power project has been launched by CIAL Infrastructures
- It will be grid connected and ground mounted in Etukudukka, Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala
- Project completion is sought to be achieved within six months and last date to submit bids is December 4, 2019
Cochin International Airport Wants More PV; Issues 2 Tenders For 9.9 MW Solar Power Capacity Including For Carport
(09. November 2017)
The Cochin International Airport Ltd is looking to add 12 MW of grid connected ground mounted solar power capacity and has launched a tender for the purpose through its wholly owned subsidiary CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. It will be located in Etukudukka, Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala.
Broad scope of work as specified under the tender includes design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the project under Part A and operation and maintenance of the same for five years under Part B. CIAL defines this as an item rate tender and interested bidders will need to quote for both the parts together. The project needs to be completed within six months.
Bidders can request for tender documents by submitting applications latest by November 15, 2019 followed by a pre-bid meeting on November 15, 2019. Last date to submit bids is December 4, 2019. Details of the tender can be viewed on CIAL website.
Celebrated for being the first airport in the world to be completely powered by solar PV power since August 18, 2015, Cochin Airport initially installed 12 MW PV project along with another 1 MW plant for its museum premises to begin with. The capacity was later increased to 30 MW in April 2018.
In 2017, Tata Power Solar commissioned what it then referred to as the country’s largest solar carport at Cochin International Airport (see Cochin Airport Gets 2.67 MW Solar Carport).