NHDC Empaneling Module Manufacturers for its Solar Projects

NHDC has issued a global tender for the empanelment of experienced and capable solar PV module manufacturers for the development of its solar power projects

NHDC Solar Module Manufacturers

NHDC Limited, a JV company between NHPC Ltd and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, has issued a global tender for the empanelment of experienced and capable solar PV module manufacturers for the development of solar power projects by NHDC.

The last date for submission of applications for empanelment is July 21, 2020, and the applications will be opened on the following date i.e. July 22, 2020. The selected manufacturers will be empaneled (initially) for a period of 24 months.

The manufactures will be empaneled under two categories. The first i.e. Category A will be for manufacturers for projects needing a supply of 490 MW or more solar PV modules. And the second i.e. Category B for projects with a requirement of 175 MW solar PV modules.

As per the tender, bidders must fully meet the qualifying criteria for the two categories for their bids to be successfully registered.

In Category A

  • The bidder shall be the original PV module manufacturer with a module manufacturing capacity of a minimum of 400 MWp/annum.
  • The bidder should have manufactured and supplied the solar PV modules of cumulative installed capacity of 55 MWp or above using any rating of modules and any source of indigenous or imported PV cells in any one financial year to solar plants during last 7 years ending last day of month previous to the date of submission of the bid.
  • The bidder should have manufactured and supplied solar PV module built up using indigenous and/ or imported PV Cells of power rating 285 Wp or above to Solar Plants, which should have completed at least 1 year of successful operation as on due date of opening of bid

In Category B

  • The bidder shall be the original PV module manufacturer with a module manufacturing capacity of a minimum of 140 MWp/annum.
  • The bidder should have manufactured and supplied the solar PV modules of cumulative installed capacity of 20 MWp or above using any rating of modules and any source of indigenous or imported PV cells in any one financial year to solar plants during last 7 years ending last day of month previous to the date of submission of the bid.
  • The bidder should have manufactured and supplied solar PV module built up using indigenous and/ or imported PV Cells of power rating 285 Wp or above to Solar Plants, which should have completed at least 1 year of successful operation as on due date of opening of the bid.

Last month, the firm had issued a similar tender for the empanelment of experienced and capable solar PV module manufacturers for the development of its solar power projects. But now, the agency has issued the tender again after dividing the empanelment into two categories and also amending the qualifying criteria.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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