NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has called for bids from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to develop floating and ground-mounted solar power projects up to 10 MW.
The enlistment will have a validity of one year, with the option to extend it for an additional year if required. Interested parties are required to submit their bids by August 21, 2023, with the bid opening scheduled for the following day.
To be eligible for consideration, bidders must have prior experience in developing, designing, erecting, commissioning, or supervising EPC activities for grid-connected solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of 800 kW or higher. Furthermore, at least one project in their portfolio must have a capacity of 100 kW or higher, and it should have been in operation for a minimum of six months before the bid opening date.
The scope of work for both ground-mounted and floating solar plants includes various aspects, such as design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar photovoltaic plants. Additionally, it involves construction of monitoring and control stations, electrical and civil works for grid interfacing, and evacuation of power to HV/EHV pooling stations. The successful bidder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the solar power plants, along with the supply of mandatory spares, for a three-year period following the successful trial run.
The initiative by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam aims to foster the development of floating and ground-mounted solar projects, contributing to India’s renewable energy goals and furthering the adoption of sustainable energy solutions.
For more details view the tender document below: