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Kerala Announces Work Contract Tender for 3 MW of Solar Project at Naval Station in KannurThe Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) has issued tender to set up a 3 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Naval Station Ezhimala, located in Kannur district. The bid-submission deadline is February 08, 2019.
This is an engineering procurement construction (EPC) tender and the successful bidder will have 50 days from the issue of letter of award (LoA) of the contract to complete the work order.
The scope of work includes the testing of the site, design, engineering, supply, and installation of the 3 MW solar PV project. Of late, the establishments owned or controlled by Indian defense organizations and departments have been increasingly turning to solar PV technology to cut down power costs.
In the past, the Military Engineering Services (MES) had announced a similar tender for a 3 MW solar project to be developed at Ezhimala in Kerala. The estimated cost of the project was ?225 million (~$3.487 million).
In 2017, MES had also tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The project was developed for the GE Army Utility at Jodhpur.