NTPC Issues IFB for 20 MW Floating Solar Project in UP

NTPC has invited bids for the development of 20 MW floating solar power project at the reservoir of NTPC Auraiya Gas Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh.

NTPC Floating Solar

NTPC has issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) from eligible parties for the development of 20 MW floating solar power project at the reservoir of NTPC Auraiya Gas Power Plant at Dibiyapur in Uttar Pradesh.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading,  storage, installation, testing and commissioning of the solar plant based on open category PV modules and cells. The bidders will also be responsible for the supply of floaters, installation, anchoring, fixing of floaters for SPV panels, pathways corresponding to 26.4 MWp (minimum).

The developers will also be required to provide operation & maintenance services of SPV Plant along with electrical equipment, consumables and spare parts for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion of the trial run.

The last date for bid submission is September 5, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e. September 6, 2019. The date and time of the price bid opening and reverse auction will be intimated to the technically eligible bidders later. All bids must be accompanied by bid security for an amount of Rs 10 lakh.

To be eligible, the bidders should have designed, supplied, erected/supervised erection and commissioned/ supervised commissioning of solar based grid-connected power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 16 MW or higher, out of which at least one plant should have been of 10 MW or higher capacity. The reference plant of 10 MW or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least six months prior to the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

Additionally, the average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than Rs 72.1 crore or equivalent foreign currency during the preceding three financial years as on date of techno-commercial bid opening. And, net worth of the bidder as on the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of bidder’s paid-up share capital.

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Recently, we reported that Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) had won an order for setting up a 25 MW floating solar PV power plant on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, at Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh from NTPC Ltd. The plant will be set up for a cost of Rs 100 crore on the raw water reservoir of NTPC Ltd’s Simhadri Thermal Power Plant.

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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.