RITES to issue tender for construction of 400 MW solar power projects

All the selected bidders will have a period of 420 days to complete the work

RITES, Engineering consultancy company, Solar projects, Indian Railways, Solar PV projects, Grid-connected solar power, Railway Energy Management Company, Public private partnership, CPSE investment scheme

RITES, an engineering consultancy company, is soon going to issue tender for deployment of solar projects with a capacity of 400 MW on vacant lands owned by the Indian Railways.

As per the brief notice, the last date for bid submission under the tender will be 16 September 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on 17 September 2020. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for 16 July 2020 to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

All the selected bidders will have a period of 420 days to complete the work on solar projects. Prospective bidders are also required to submit an earnest money deposit of Rs four lakh per MW of bid capacity along with their bids.

The tender quantity might fall under the tender issued in April 2020 for setting up one GW solar PV projects on vacant railway land.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include (but not be limited to) design, procurement, installation, supply, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected solar power projects on various zonal railways land across India.

The tender documents have not been made available yet, and detailed coverage of the same will follow once the tender is released on 20 June 2020.

Earlier in June 2020, the Railway Energy Management Company (REMCL) had secured its largest mandate from the Indian Railways for tendering, installation, supervision and managing power supply for three GW solar energy installations. This project is to be divided into three phases of one GW each.

Phase-I and Phase-III of one GW each are on a public private partnership (PPP) basis under the design, build, finance, operate and transfer model.

Phase-II of the project one GW will be on the ownership model of REMCL, making it eligible for capital subsidy under the CPSE investment scheme.

The plant will be set up on railway-owned land that has already been identified. The three GW project initiatives have a deadline for completion by 2022-23.

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