The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) tendered a 3
MW ground mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil Kadapa
Bottling Plant premises located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.
The project will be developed for captive. The last date for
bid submissions is February 25, 2017 and IOCL expects the project to be
commissioned within six months of award of contract.
The scope of work has been divided into three parts. Part A includes
EPC of 3 MW grid-connected captive solar PV project on turnkey basis, and operation
and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of one year from the date
of successful project commissioning.
Part B, includes EPC work for 33 kV power evacuation
infrastructure and free O&M for a period of one year from the date of
successful project commissioning. Part C, includes O&M work for the project and power
evacuation infrastructure for a period of four years from the date of
completion of work mentioned in Part A and B.
It is a part of our (IOCL’s)
strategy to promote solar power in day-to-day operations by setting up solar PV
projects on rooftops of buildings and on surplus land, stated an IOCL official.
The company has already installed more than 1 MW of solar projects on the
premises of IOCL facilities across the country.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Andhra
Pradesh has 1,014.2 MW of large-scale solar projects in-operations and around
1,594 MW of projects under various stages of development.