BHEL Tenders for Commissioning of 20 MW Solar Plant in Gujarat

BHEL has tendered for the supply of BOS items and the installation and commissioning of a 20 MW grid-connected solar plant at NTPC Gandhar in Gujarat.

The Electronics Division of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender, inviting quotations from eligible firms for the supply of Balance of System (BOS) items and the installation and commissioning of a 20 MW grid-connected solar plant at NTPC Gandhar in Gujarat.

The last date for bid submission is November 10, 2020, and the first part of the tenders will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated later for technically accepted vendors.

To be eligible for participation in the bidding process, the vendor should have executed contracts of indoor /outdoor electrical installation of 33 kV minimum in power plants or substations in India with scope including both supply and erection for the cumulative value of minimum Rs 2 crore with such individual contract values not less than Rs 50 lakh within last three years from the date of tender opening.

Furthermore, the vendors should have achieved a minimum annual average financial turnover of Rs 2 crore in three financial years (17-18, 18-19, and 19-20).

Project Details:

  • BHEL Electronics Division is setting up a solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant for NTPC at Gandhar, Gujarat within Gas Based Power Plant installation.
  • Solar PV modules employed at the plant generate DC electricity that in turn is inverted to AC in the range 600-700 V. Output of each solar block (5MW) with independent Inverter station (IR) / transformer yards shall be stepped up to 33 kV. The solar plant comprises of 4 inverter stations (Containerised PCUs) with each associated 5 MW PV array and one Main Control Room (CMCS/ CR). All the blocks are combined to achieve the 20 MW output as per the power plant rating at the main pooling switchgear.
  • The plant is envisaged to have several other infrastructural support systems such as module cleaning system for SPV modules, plant illumination system, fire alarm system, boundary fencing, approach roads, pathways, drainage system, etc.

The scope of work for the selected vendor will include supplies and activities but not limited to design, engineering, drafting of drawings, obtaining necessary approvals, manufacture, testing/ inspection, packing, supply, transportation, transit insurance, delivery to site, unloading, storage, erection, coordination/liaison with concerned state / central authorities, etc.

Solar plant installations as detailed in this specification upto main pooling switchgear is also in the scope of the vendor.

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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