Chidambaranar Port in Tamil Nadu to go Solar

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is looking for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 5 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

SECI has tendered the capacity on behalf of V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, located in the city of Tuticorin.

The successful EPC contractor will be responsible for 10 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the project. The project will be developed on the land owned by V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, which will also be the owner of the grid-connected solar PV project.

The power will be utilized for the captive consumption by the port trust. The modules used in the project development must be warranted for minimum of 10 years against all material and manufacturing defects as well as workmanship.

Gradually, various Indian ports are turning to solar energy to meet their increasing energy needs as well as to cut down on their harmful emissions; to name a few New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), Haldia dock complex, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) premises and Chidambaranar Port Trust has become the latest entrant to this list.