SECI tenders 200 MW of solar for Coal India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 200 MW of solar park projects in Madhya Pradesh on behalf of state-owned group Coal India Ltd (BOM:533278).

According to SECI’s statement from Wednesday, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender is seeking contractors for two solar projects of 100 MW each that will be developed under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category for Coal India’s subsidiaries Northern Coalfields Ltd and Southeastern Coalfields Ltd. The facilities will be installed within the Neemuch-Mandsaur solar park.

Interested parties will be able to submit proposals by November 13. Under the scope of the EPC contract, winning bidders will be responsible for the design, construction, equipment supply, commissioning and grid-connection of the solar parks. They will also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 years.

SECI noted that each bidder will be allowed to develop only one 100-MW scheme.

In June, India’ minister of coal, mines and renewable energy Piyush Goyal said that Coal India intends to install 1 GW of solar power capacity in an effort to lower the carbon footprint of its operations and achieve 10 GW of renewable power capacity.


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