BHEL Tenders for Floatation Platform for 22 MW Solar Project

BHEL has tendered s for developing the complete floatation platform for the 22 MW floating solar plant at NTPC Kayamkulam in Kerala.

BHEL Floatation Solar

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for developing and fabricating a complete floatation platform for the 22 MW floating solar plant at NTPC Kayamkulam in Kerala. The site is a natural backwater pond for the thermal plant at NTPC Kayamkulam, and the area covered will be 170 acres of the water body.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include developing and fabricating a 3D model floating solar PV plant, construction of the floatation platform and the accessories with Mooring and Anchoring of the platform for the 22 MW solar plant. The developers will have a period of 210 days to complete the work on the project.

The last date for bid submission is January 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.

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In December 2019, the firm had issued tender seeking bids for detailed investigation and survey of a proposed project site of 22 MW floating solar power plant in Kerala. The scope of project work includes conducting the detailed geotechnical investigation of land, bathymetric survey and geotechnical investigation of the water body works for the proposed project site.

In October, the state-owned agency had issued a similar tender for setting up of the floatation platform and related works for the 25 MW grid-connected floating solar PV project at NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. To be eligible on that tender, the vendors needed to submit a solvency certificate issued by nationalised/ scheduled banks for the minimum worth of Rs 3 crore, with the date of issue not before 6 months from the tender opening date. And the vendors should have executed purchase orders of the cumulative value Rs 3 crore during the last three years.

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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