SECI seeks EPC contractors for 2 GW of solar in India

Solar park in India built by SunEdison. Author: American Center Mumbai. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

April 29 (SeeNews) - The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of 2,000 MW of large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants at home.

The EOI calls for the installation of several solar parks of 250-MW and 500-MW capacity each by EPC contractors, to help achieve the ambitious targets set under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), according to a statement.

The selected EPC contractor will be in charge of implementing the entire project, including of identifying land, obtaining the required approvals and licences, procuring equipment, building infrastructure and commissioning the plant. It will also operate and maintain the facility for a period of one year.

Proposals are expected until May 15, 2015. Interested parties can bid alone or in consortia. The winners will have 24 months to complete a 250-MW solar park and 30 months for a 500-MW project.

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