NHPC Invites Bids for 45 MW Solar EPC Project in UP

NHPC Limited has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 45 MW grid-connected solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh. Along with associated power evacuation equipment, the project also includes operation and maintenance support for a period of five years from the commissioning of the PV plant.

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The project, which NHPC has tendered on behalf of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited (a joint venture of NHPC Ltd. and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency), must be completed within 12 months from the issuance of the notification of award.

The last date to submit the bids online is October 22, 2021, and bids will be opened on October 27. The pre-bid meeting will be held on September 22.

The project, which will be located at village Mirzapur Jagir, in the Jalaun district, must use crystalline silicon modules with a peak power rating of the individual modules not less than 320 Wp. The total capacity of PV modules to be installed for the 45 MW (AC) project is a minimum 55 MWp, which is the cumulative rated capacity of all solar PV modules under standard test conditions.

To participate in the bidding process, the bidder as an EPC contractor or a developer should have designed, installed, and commissioned grid-connected solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of 40 MW or higher, out of which one project should have been of 10 MW or higher. The reference project should have been in successful operation for at least six months before the bid opening date.

The bidder’s average annual turnover should not be less than ₹3.537 billion during the last three financial years before the bid submission date. The net worth of the bidder as on the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital, according to NHPC’s tender document.

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Soumya Duggal

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