- HSL has announced a call seeking developers for 1 GW solar PV capacity to be established in Gujarat
- It will be located in Kharaghoda of Surendranagar district where the company produces salt
- Winners will be expected to bring online the capacity and also sell generated electricity
Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL), the Government of India owned salt producer, has launched a tender, inviting developers to establish 1 GW solar power capacity at Kharaghoda in the state of Gujarat.
Kharaghoda in Surendranagar district is where HSL produces salt along with at Sambhar and Didwana in Rajasthan.
Broad scope of work involves design, supply, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the solar power plant including sale of generated power.
Launched on April 29, 2022, the last date of bid submission is May 30, 2022, according to tender details published on the company’s website. A visit to the site is planned on May 9, 2022.
In November 2021, HSL and its subsidiary Sambhar Salts Limited (SSL) launched expressions of interest (EOI) offering land to accommodate up to 5 GW solar power capacity in Gujarat and Rajasthan. But later there were reports of the Rajasthan High Court having pulled brakes on their plans in response to a public interest litigation (see India PV News Snippets).