Bidding Process and Timeline:
Interested consultants have until September 15, 2024, to submit their bids, with the bid opening scheduled for the following day. The project holds significance as it seeks to harness solar power through innovative floating technology.
Project Scope and Execution:
The study’s comprehensive scope involves the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) and a bathymetric survey. This encompasses an in-depth evaluation of suitability, engineering surveys, cost estimates, and assessments of technical, economic, and financial viability for solar power projects. The ultimate goal is to formulate a feasible plan for project execution, following the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) mode.
Site Examination and Conditions:
The scope of work further includes a meticulous examination of site conditions, encompassing factors such as location, weather patterns, water levels, variations, high flood levels, water and land profiles, shadow-free areas, and site accessibility.
Bidding Requirements and Local Emphasis:
To participate, bidders must provide an earnest money deposit of ?106,000 (~$1,277.5). Emphasizing local engagement, only bids from Class-I local suppliers, with a local content of 50% or higher, will be considered.
Consultant’s Responsibilities and Payment Stages:
The selected consultant holds the responsibility of gathering data from the THDC Kadra Dam site and government agencies if necessary. The payment stages for consultancy services are structured, involving disbursements at various project milestones, ensuring accountability and progress.
This call for bids follows THDC India’s recent move to invite consultants for a DPR for the development of a 1 GW Phase-I ultra mega solar power park within a larger 2 GW solar park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Additionally, in December, the company sought proposals for a feasibility report to set up floating solar power projects on reservoirs in the Godavari Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
THDC India continues to pave the way for renewable energy advancements, showcasing a commitment to sustainable practices and innovation in the Indian energy landscape. The bidding process for the Kadra Dam project marks a significant step toward harnessing the potential of solar energy through cutting-edge technologies.