MILAN, Aug. 19 (Class Editori) – In India, in the last days, important public tenders have been launched. The country, as known, is committed in a wide recovery plan of investments in public infrastructures, mainly in the field of energy production from renewable sources and transports.
A few hours ago, arrived the news that NTPC, the main public utility in the field of energy, has launched a tender for the production of one Giga photovoltaic in Rajasthan, the region situated to the north-west area of the country. The total amount of the project, which involves a turnkey plan starting from the initial design of the power station, until the connection, with the electricity distribution network. The offers should be presented by next September 17 and, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in India is available for all the details necessary to participate.
In terms of transport, a few days ago the regional company Gujarat Metro, launched a €110 million tender aiming at creating three underground stations of Surat, capital of the homonym district with more than 3.5 million citizens and important logistic hub thanks to its active commercial port.
The contract involves the design and building of underground stations and two tunnels of connection with the railway system.
Meanwhile, the Indian railways have sent to 23 groups- including Alstom and Bombardier- which produce brakes, the requests for price quotes for a supply of maxi passenger trains which, should be used on hundreds of destinations of the network. The supply will concern 151 trains and the quotations should be send by next September 8.
The Indian railways are managing the third railway network, largest worldwide; 115,000 km with 12,617 passenger trains which transport 23 million travellers per day and 7,421 freight trains which move 3 million tons of goods every day. It needs an urgent revision and revamping which will be the occasion of in-depth interventions.
One of the main trains is on the Delhi-Jaipur connection which, is on a renewal stage with a semi-high speed hallway, on which design is working FS-Italferr for a feasibility study of a project which, would allow trains to run until a 200 km/h speed by decreasing the journey time among these two cities from 4 hours and 30 minutes up to only 90 minutes.
The other side of railway transport will be the underground revolution. The Indian Ministry of urban affairs has announced that, within few years, 700 km of new subway lines in 50 cities will be active. Currently, there are about 16 projects of underground at the planning stage, which completion is expected between 2021 and 2025 with further 4 proposed projects. In October 2018, the offers for two contractual agreements, which are included in the RRT Delhi-Meerut corridor and account for almost $84 million have been announced.
In terms of energy production, the Indian Government is planning $300 billion of investments in the next 10 years, which 125 million in order to bring production capacity from 175 GW of renewable sources, 100 from solar energy and 60-wind energy by 2022. These targets qualify the project as the largest worldwide in the field of renewable energy and, nevertheless, they seem accessible.
In July 2018, the energy generation of renewable sources touched the 116 GW record, 33% of the total installed capacity by aiming at reaching 49% by 2040. However, the trend data confirm the waits more than the stock. The investments in clean energy are double-digit increasing also by taking into account that 1-megawatt capacity will be installed from solar source every hour.
(Source: Class Editori)
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