SECI Launches 81 MW PV Tender For Coal Miner

Singareni Collieries Seeking Solar EPC Contractors For 81 MW AC Solar Power Capacity, Including 15 MW Floating Solar PV, Through Solar Energy Corporation Of India
04:44 AM (Beijing Time) - 03. March 2020

Key Takeaways

  • SECI has issued a tender for solar PV capacity development through EPC contractors on behalf of SCCL
  • The total project capacity of 81 MW AC will be required to be set up across various SCCL sites along with 10-year O&M
  • It comprises 34 MW ground-based system, 32 MW on OB and 15 MW floating solar power capacity


The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender seeking EPC contractors for three solar PV projects representing a combined capacity of 81 MW AC for state-owned coal mining company Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL).

The capacities for the three projects include a 34 MW ground-based PV plant, a 32 MW solar PV plant on overburden (OB) and a 15 MW floating solar PV plant. All of these will need to be set up at different sites for SCCL in Telangana.

Broad scope of work will include design, engineering, supply, construction, erection and commissioning along with operation and maintenance (O&M) for 10 years.

According to SECI’s tender announcement, detailed documents will be uploaded soon but without sharing any timeline.

This 81 MW capacity is part of 1.14 GW solar capacity auctioned by SECI under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Phase-II, Tranche-II auction which SCCL won in January 2020 quoting the lowest viability gap funding (VGF) (see SECI Launches 1.2 GW ISTS-VIII Tender).

Anu Bhambhani

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