Sterling and Wilson wins bid for 9.9-MW solar project at Cochin airport - report

Cochin International Airport solar plant. Source: Cochin International Airport Ltd (cial.aero). All Rights Reserved.

January 5 (Renewables Now) - Indian EPC contractor Sterling and Wilson has won a contract to develop a 9.9-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project for Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), consultancy Mercom Capital said on Thursday.

Contracted by CIAL Infrastructures Ltd, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm will develop a 7.5-MW ground-mounted plant for the airport’s facilities and a 2.4-MW rooftop carport array. According to an official at CIAL Infrastructures, the company has won the schemes by submitting the lowest proposals of INR 349 million (USD 5.5m/EUR 4.6m) and INR 158 million, respectively.

The tender for the 7.5-MW grid-connected PV park attracted six companies, while five entities took part in the auction for the smaller plant. The total value of the 9.9-MW project, as estimated by CIAL Infrastructures, stands at INR 510 million.

The ground-mounted solar capacity will be installed at five different locations of the airport within five months, while the carport array will be completed in six months.

(INR 10 = USD 0.158/EUR 0.131)

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