RUMSL Tenders for 600 MW Omkareshwar Floating Project

Nov 3, 2021 12:32 PM ET
  • The Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project is the biggest such project in India.
  • Hopes are high that the project will move ahead, thanks to the competencies accumulated over the past in the area by firms in India.

After a lot of discussions as well as waiting, the 600 MW Omkareshwar reservoir floating solar plans are moving again. The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has actually begun the procedure by welcoming bids to establish the grid connected 'park', which would conveniently be the largest of its kind in India. Till just recently, the plant was in line to be the largest in the world in fact, till Singapore's Sunseap outdoed it with its very own prepare for a 2.2 GW floating solar park.

RUMSL, a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam of the MP government, has actually contributed in offering a push to solar in the state as well as has developed a solid record given that its beginning.

The Omkareshwar plant, like many such bigger floating plants, is planned to be built in blocks of 100 MW each, spread out across pre-identified areas on the storage tank. NTPC has complied with the very same technique for its own Ramagundam plant, being built in phases of 25 MW each.

The last date to send the bids is January 31, 2022, and also bids will certainly be opened on February 1.

The leaving facilities for the projects will certainly be offered by RUMSL, which will certainly likewise be the PPA counterparty for the winning bidder/s.

In the past three years, the country has developed some knowledge in floating solar, with both worldwide players like Ciel et Terre as well as residential companies, be it the PSU BHEL, or perhaps service providers like Purshottam Profiles with its Floatex offering, developing adequate experience as well as success with smaller projects. And much more importantly, residential manufacturing of vital elements like the specialist frameworks required for these plants. Nonetheless, development on among the largest bids given out so far, the 150 MW floating solar plant on the Rihand Dam storage tank in Uttar Pradesh, has actually been slow. Success on the Omkareshwar project can as a result give a significant fillip to floating solar in the country, where professionals have actually approximated a capacity for 3 GW by 2025, and also 8-10 GW by 2030.

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