Indian power producer NTPC Ltd invited online bids for the construction of 18 MW of photovoltaic (PV) power capacity on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The deadline for submission of techno-commercial bids and price bids in the reverse auction is August 24, 2016. The projects are in the so-called open category, where imported solar equipment can be used.
The tender is for the award of turnkey contracts to design, engineer, manufacture, install and commission the grid-connected solar park at Chidiyatapu in South Andaman. The winning bidders will also be in charge of the operation and maintenance (O&M) for five years.
A pre-bid conference has been scheduled for August 3 to give more details on the tender. India has officially committed to boost its renewable energy capacity to 175 GW by 2022. The goal includes 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind.