BHEL Tenders for Floatation Platform for 100 MW Floating Solar Plant

BHEL has tendered for the deployment of the floatation platform for the company’s 100 MW floating solar power plant at NTPC Ramgundam

BHEL Platform Floating Solar

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), has floated a tender, seeking bids from eligible parties for the deployment of the floatation platform for the company’s 100 MW floating solar power plant at NTPC Ramgundam in Telangana.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design and supply of the complete floatation platform and accessories wring mooring and anchoring for the 100 MW floating solar plant that BHEL has been awarded by the NTPC.

The last date for bid submission is September 16, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated to the technically accepted vendors later.

The pre-qualification criteria as per NTPC is that the manufacturers of the solar PV floater should have manufactured and supplied such floaters of minimum capacity of 100 kWp at a single location. And that the supplied floating system should have been successfully commissioned.

For BHEL, the vendors shall furnish the solvency certificate issued by nationalised/ scheduled banks for the minimum worth of Rs 5 crore, with the date of issue not before 6 months from tender opening date. And, should have executed purchase orders of the cumulative value of Rs 5 crore in the last 3 years.

BHEL received the order from NTPC for developing what will become the country’s largest floating solar PV power plant of 100 MW capacity at NTPC Ramagundam in June this year.

In July, the company issued a tender for conducting geotechnical investigations and bathymetric survey works of the water body for the company’s proposed project site for the floating plant.

The work of geotechnical investigation included the mobilisation of all necessary equipment providing necessary engineering supervision and technical personnel, skilled and unskilled labours, arranging water for drilling, etc as required to carry out in the entire field as well as laboratory investigation, analysis, and interpretation of test data collected and preparation of a geotechnical report.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for