CIL floats tenders for 50/75 MW grid connected solar power plant

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), has floated a tender for a 50/75 MW grid-connected solar power plant and evacuation infrastructure anywhere in Odisha.

The plant will be established via an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract under design, build, demonstrate and transfer (DBDT) model. It will also entail identification of 200 acres of land in Odisha to set up the plant. The cost of the project is about Rs 2.79 billion. The scope of work includes acquisition and handover of land, design, engineering, supply, and procurement, construction, erection, testing, commissioning and operation and maintenance of the plant and the evacuation infrastructure. A time period of 10 months is given for completion of the project along with a five years operation and management period starting from the date of commencement of the project. The last date to submit the bids is September 1, 2021. Coal India has set a target of 3 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects by 2024 and intends to utilise existing mining waste land.


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