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GIPCL invites EOI for setting up electrolyzer-based green H2 projects in Gujarat

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Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has announced that it has called for an expression of interest (EoI) for the construction of 5 MW and 10 MW electrolyzer-based green hydrogen projects and related infrastructure in Vadodara or any other appropriate site in Gujarat.

The hydrogen produced by this plant will be sent to local fertilizer plants, refineries, and chemical plants. These plants are anticipated to assist the industry in meeting the government of India's Green Hydrogen Consumption Obligation (GHCO) standards.

The EoI was released to define the final tender's technical specifications and pre-qualification procedures. GIPCL reserves the right to undertake the projects through a separate tender or a Request for Proposal (RfP) procedure among the shortlisted businesses selected through this EoI process.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 30, 2022. On May 2, bids will be accepted.

The electrolyzer system and its related auxiliaries are included in the scope of work, which comprises design, engineering, supply, construction, and commissioning. The winning bidder will also oversee connecting the green hydrogen network to the current grey hydrogen network.

The winning bids must also have a green hydrogen purity of at least 99.997% by volume.

GIPCL may additionally ask the winning bidders to offer complete system operation and maintenance for a set length of time.

GIPCL will provide the requisite renewable energy for the electrolyzer-based hydrogen generating plant at its own expense up to the battery limit of the hydrogen generation plant.

To be considered for this EoI, bidders must provide their experience with electrolyzer-based green hydrogen generation projects as well as their engineering strength.

Bidders must also present an audited balance sheet and profit and loss account, as well as their yearly financial turnover for the previous three financial years.

They must provide a financial proposal for the construction of these plants, as well as a five-year operation and maintenance cost estimate, including parts and consumables.

GIPCL had issued a notice earlier this month requesting tenders from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms for a 400/33 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at GIPCL's 2,375 MW solar, wind, and hybrid renewable energy park in the Great Rann of Kutch Area. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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