Unfazed by the recent escalation in diplomatic tensions between India and China due to continuing standoff over the Doklam trijunction, China’s state-owned Southern Power Grid is participating in competitive bidding for at least three transmission projects here.
Bidding for the three transmission projects is currently underway. The Chinese company is participating in bidding in partnership with CLP India.
As per the guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Transmission Service and Guidelines for Encouraging Competition in Development of Transmission Projects, the developer for establishment of independent transmission project are selected through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) process.
In the Independent Transmission Projects for which bidding process was conducted earlier, foreign companies like Isolux Corsan Concesiones, Spain, Instalaciones Inabensa S.A., Spain, CLP India Pvt. Ltd., Cobra Instalaciones Y Servicios S.A. Spain, Babcock and Brown Investment Holding (Singapore) Pvt Ltd, Singapore, State Grid International development Ltd, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Investments Ltd in consortium with Tata Projects had participated, Union power minister has informed parliament.
In one of the projects, Transmission system associated with DGEN TPS (1200 MW) of Torrent Power Ltd.), the successful bidder was Instalaciones Inabensa, SA, Spain, he added.