- SECI has invited interested bidders for a 100 MW AC floating solar power facility in Jharkhand
- It will be set up at Getalsud dam in Ranchi district of the state for which it expects the bidders to deposit INR 70 million as bid security amount
- SECI says it has applied for financing worth $200 million for Innovation in Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies Project with the World Bank
India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched an EPC tender for 100 MW AC floating solar power capacity to be established at Getalsud dam in Ranchi district of Jharkhand state.
SECI calls it an Innovation in Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies Project for which it has applied for financing worth $200 million from the World Bank & Clean Technology Fund managed by the latter. Part of proceeds from the financing will be used towards payments under the contract.
Broad scope of work comprises design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the facility, along with providing 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) service. Interested companies need to deposit INR 70 million ($1 million) as bid security amount.
The request for bids ((RFB) document is available on SECI’s website, according to which last date for online bud submission is March 31, 2022. On the same day, techno-commercial bids will be opened. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2022.
This 100 MW AC facility is one of the 2 projects for whose implementation SECI was seeking term loan and issued an expression of interest (EOI) from banks in November 2021 (see INR 4 Billion Loan Sought For Solar In India).
Earlier in August 2021, NTPC commissioned a 25 MW floating solar facility on 2 GW Simhadri Thermal Station Reservoir in Andhra Pradesh, calling it India’s largest such project (see India’s ‘Largest’ Floating PV Facility Online).