NLC India Tenders for O&M of 10 MW Solar Plant in Tamil Nadu

NLC India has issued a tender for providing O&M services for a 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project in Tamil Nadu for a period of 5 years.

NLC India O&M Solar

State-owned mining and power generating company, NLC India has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project in Tamil Nadu for a period of 5 years.

The scope of work for the selected firms will include the O&M of solar PV modules with cable connector and built-in fuses, module supporting structures, array junction boxes, power conditioning units, and all the necessary power equipment. Additionally, under the maintenance service contract, the firms will need to provide regular O&M of the solar PV power project, including the water supply pump and the submission of daily performance data of the projects.

The last date for bid submission is December 28, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 16, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 36.65 lakh and all bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 9.17 lakh along with their bids.

According to NLCIL, The project is located at Neyveli in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project was designed for an annual power generation of 14.53 million units for a period of 25 years. During the five-year O&M period, the entire project is to be maintained in power generating mode. If there’s a loss in the generation, the cost corresponding to the loss calculated at the rate of Rs 3.04/ kWh will be deducted from the annual operation and maintenance payments.

To be eligible for participating in the tender, the bidders should have executed at least one solar project of at least 1 MW capacity during the last seven years.

In September, the firm had reported that it has successfully completed 709 megawatts (MW) solar PV projects in Tamil Nadu, which was awarded to it by state utility Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO). The company announced that the balance 351 MW of solar power projects under implementation in the districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, out of 709 MW solar power projects, awarded by TANGEDCO, have been successfully completed. And have started commercial operation.

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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