The Solar Energy Corporation of India, on behalf of state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), has invited bids to set up 15 MW (AC) of grid–interactive floating solar capacity at the coal miner’s two sites in Telangana.
The capacity—to be developed in turnkey mode—shall come up at Singareni Thermal Power Plant storage reservoir (10 MW) and Dorli open-cast project void (5 MW).
The total capacity of 15 MW shall be awarded to a single bidder selected after reverse auction. However, there will be separate contract agreements for the separate sites.
The successful bidder shall be responsible for design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of the plant along with 10 years of operation and maintenance.
The plant can be based on mono-crystalline, multi-crystalline or thin-film technology, with cells and modules manufactured in India.
Commissioning period is 12 months from the award of contract.
To be eligible, the bidder should have average annual turnover of minimum Rs 34.02 crore in the last three financial years (2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19). Further, it must have positive net worth for the last financial year and a minimum working capital of Rs 21,26,25,000 (Rupees twenty-one crores, twenty-six lakhs and twenty-five thousand only) as per the last audited financial statement.