The Renewable Business Unit of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the construction and engineering giant, has clinched some key contracts in Gujarat in the past week. These contracts were won through GSECL (Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited) and NTPC Limited.
The GSECL contract for 210 MW capacity solar project as won through an e-reverse auction on 22nd Jan 2021. The project is for a state specific scheme in waste government lands near GETCO substation. Land for the project is to be provided by GSECL in Babarzar, Jamnagar, Gujarat
L&T won this bid against the other bidder, Tata Power, with an approximate value of Rs 960 crores.
The NTPC bid was won on Jan 18, 2021, again through an e-reverse auction by NTPC. For a project capacity of 200 MW, to be located anywhere in Gujarat. NTPC had won the rights for the project as part of GUVNL Phase XI scheme. The approximate value here is Rs 850 crores, and the other bidder again was the Tata.
These projects had been bid out by GUVNL in September last year, and the winners declared in December. The project completion deadline is 18 months from NTP. Among the more interesting conditions from GSECL has been the requirement for using solar modules to be used in the project should be of a minimum 72 cell configuration with a rated power of module greater than or equal to 350W.
L&T’s Renewable EPC has emerged as a very strong player over the years after gaining expertise in different solar technologies to design and execute solar power plants of different capacities ranging from MW to GW scale.