Assam Issues Tender for 25 MW Namrup Solar PV Plant Project

Assam Issues Tender for 25 MW Namrup Solar PV Plant Project

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has released a tender for setting up of 25 MWp (20 MWac) solar PV power plant at Namrup thermal power station in the state.

The tender has been issued to invite bidders for design, engineering, procurement, supply, transportation, unloading, site development, construction, erection, installation, testing, commissioning, associated transmission system, along with associated evacuation system at 33 kV voltage level up to existing 33KV NTPS Switchyard and to provide comprehensive Operation & Maintenance services for initial five years of the proposed 25 MWp Solar PV Power Plant.

All the interested bidders can submit their bids from March 15 to March 26, 2021. Bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of Rs 2 Crore with a tender fee of Rs 10,000. March 10, 2021, has been selected for a pre-bid meeting date for all the eligible bidders.

For finding themselves eligible to submit their respective bid, all the bidders should have designed, supplied, erected/supervised erection, and commissioned/supervised commissioning of Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) based grid-connected power Plant(s) of following cumulative installed capacity of 20 MW(AC) in India during last 5 years prior to bid submission deadline. Out of which at least one Plant should be Grid-connected 10 MWp capacity or above.

Additionally, for financial eligibility, the minimum average annual turnover of the Bidder in the preceding three financial years as of the date of Technical bid opening shall be Rs 90 crore. Bidder must furnish certificates from Chartered Accountant, certifying the net worth, Annual Turnover, and Internal Resource Generation capability as mentioned in above clauses along with the audited annual financial report for the purpose of verification.

Namrup Thermal Power Station (NTPS) is the oldest Power Station of the Assam State Electricity Board. It was commissioned in 1965 with 134 MW of installed capacity. APGCL has now planned to utilize the available vast land resource of NTPS by setting up 2 MW solar PV ground-mounted within the premises of NTPS. The Project shall be funded and owned by APGCL and the Solar Power generated from the Project shall be consumed by APGCL in the state of Assam.

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