04 December 2019 | BRIDGE TO INDIA
After several cancellations, extensions and modifications, SECI’s solar project development-cum-manufacturing tender finally received a somewhat encouraging response. In its final avatar, the tender was issued for 7,000 MW inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connected project development capacity. Bidders were given an option to bid for 2,000 MW project development capacity along with 500 MW cell and module manufacturing capacity, or 1,500 MW project development capacity along with 500 MW ingot and wafer manufacturing capacity or combinations thereof. Three bids have been received – Adani (4,000 MW with 1,000 MW of manufacturing capacity), Azure (2,000, 500) and Navayuga Engineering (2,000, 500), a local infrastructure player.