NLCIL Initiates Bidding for 600 MW Solar Project in Gujarat’s Khavda Solar Park

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NLC India (NLCIL) has announced the initiation of the bidding process for the appointment of an owner’s engineer consultant. This move comes as part of their ambitious plan to establish a 600 MW solar power project in the second phase of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation’s (GSECL) solar park located in Khavda, Gujarat.


Interested parties have until August 28, 2023, to submit their bids, with the bidding process set to conclude with the unveiling of bids on the same day. The task at hand involves providing comprehensive consultancy services for the project’s development lifecycle. This encompasses foundational engineering tasks, scrutiny and endorsement of design and engineering materials, and provision of technical support during both the project’s execution and commissioning phases.

For those looking to participate, a refundable earnest deposit of ₹167,500 is mandatory. The selected candidate will be required to furnish a performance guarantee amounting to 10% of the total contract value within 30 days of receiving the official letter of award. NLCIL envisions executing the solar venture through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NLC India Green Energy.

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Prospective bidders are expected to conduct on-site visits to acquaint themselves with the local conditions and gather essential insights crucial for formulating their proposals, which should encompass bid pricing and schedules. Eligibility criteria dictate prior experience as an owner’s engineer or a detailed design engineering consultant in association with developers or engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) entities. This experience should extend to a solar project of 250 MW capacity at a single Indian location and a 1 MW capacity single-axis project within India.

Furthermore, bidders are required to furnish evidence of successfully completed comparable projects within the last seven years from the date of the original tender opening. This strategic move by NLCIL marks a significant step forward in the expansion of India’s solar energy landscape.

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