Oct 30

Tenders to lease sea blocks for wind farms early next year

GettyImages-456835198New Delhi, Oct 6: Government will float tenders early next year to lease out sea blocks to companies for setting up wind farm projects along the 7,600-km coastline. ”Tenders will be floated in three months time to invite companies for setting up of offshore wind farms,” New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathy said on the sidelines of a conference.

On blocks to be offered in the first round of the bidding, Tripathy said, “The number of offshore blocks will depend on clearance from Defence Ministry and others.”About the consideration for the bidding, he said, “It will be tariff based bidding. The companies quoting lower tariff of electricity will be considered.”

The government is in the process finalising the tenders, he said. The Cabinet had last month approved the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy for harnessing this clean source of energy by setting up wind mills in sea as well as research and development activities.

According to policy, the offer of blocks will be made through an open International Competitive Bidding (ICB) process.The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) will enter into contract with successful bidder and collect lease fee from them during survey, construction and operations. Continue reading

Oct 23

Global tender planned for buses

NEW DELHI: The transport department has decided to procure more buses and has identified land to develop depots for cluster buses. Sources said that the transport department invited expression of interest (EOI) at a global level to provide CNG and electric buses in different capacities.

Based on this EOI, procurement of buses will be done for arterial roads and feeder buses for smaller roads.

The department, along with DIMTS, has finalised sites for cluster bus depots at Karkari Nahar and Rewla Khanpur which will be developed by DTTDC, Dichaon Kalan and Dwarka which will be developed by DIMTS and 19 acres at Rani Khera which will developed by DSIIDC. These will be constructed and made operational by March 2016.

DTC is also in the process of procuring 1,000 buses under the cluster scheme for which depot space will be provided by DTC itself. It has also given a work order for automatic fare collection system. A pilot is already in process and by March 31, 2016, a pilot will be carried out in 200 buses. Continue reading

Oct 15

Tenders open for Loxton Research Centre redevelopment

Tenders are being called for the redevelopment of the Loxton Research Centre.

It is being funded by a $7.5 million allocation from the South Australian River Murray Sustainability program.

The new building is designed to be a hub for key industry research, education, business and support entities.

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said tenders closed in four weeks and he anticipated construction would begin early next year.

“Look, I’m ecstatic about it, I strongly encourage local people to put the tenders in,” he said.

“Whatever we do we try and encourage the locals to participate in these, if they don’t put tenders in well then they are not in the running.

“The Riverland itself has great opportunities and potential and this is going to do great service there.”

He said the centre would improve the region’s unemployment rate.

“You’re going to employ ‘x’ number of full-time equivalent at the end but there’s also a construction phase to get to that stage – carpenters, electricians, plumbers and goodness knows what else,” he said.

“I’m dying to get back there to look around again and talk about the emerging opportunities in the Riverland, there is a lot of innovative thinking down that way there.”

Oct 08

Mohali MC floats 8.5cr development work tenders

CHANDIGARH: The municipal corporation (MC) has floated tenders for Rs 8.5 crore of development work.

The tenders can be filed online. The last date for filing was October 26 and would be opened on February 20.

The works include laying of premix, paver blocks, building green belts, maintaining street lights and roads and improvement in storm water drainage.

Mayor Kulwant Singh has asked all councillors to give him a list of issues of their wards before the house meeting but only half of them did so.

No development work related tender was floated for sectors 66 to 69 and sectors 76 to 80 as these fall under the jurisdiction of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

Councillors and the mayor held a meeting with GMADA officials last week requesting them to hand over the sectors to the civic body so that residents did not face any hassles.

Kulwant Singh said, “We want to finish works like storm water drainage, boosting water, and paver blocks before the next monsoon. We have other bigger matters to solve.”

Oct 06

Government to float tenders to lease sea blocks for wind farms early next year

blogNEW DELHI: Government will float tenders early next year to lease out sea blocks to companies for setting up wind farm projects along the 7,600-km coastline.

“Tenders will be floated in three months time to invite companies for setting up of offshore wind farms,” New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathy said on the sidelines of a conference.

On blocks to be offered in the first round of the bidding, Tripathy said, “The number of offshore blocks will depend on clearance from Defence Ministry and others.”

About the consideration for the bidding, he said, “It will be tariff based bidding. The companies quoting lower tariff of electricity will be considered.”

The government is in the process finalising the tenders, he said.

The Cabinet had last month approved the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy for harnessing this clean source of energy by setting up wind mills in sea as well as research and development activities. Continue reading