NTPC Tenders for Site Survey of 25 MW Floating Solar Project

NTPC has issued a tender for conducting geotechnical investigation works for the proposed project site of 25 MW floating solar plant at NTPC Simhadri

NTPC Floating Solar 25 MW

NTPC has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible parties for conducting geotechnical investigation works for the proposed project site of floating solar power plant of 25 MW at NTPC Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh.

The last date for bid submission is November 6, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same day i.e. November 6, 2019. The estimated cost for the project is Rs 3.52 lakh and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 7 thousand.

As per the tender, since Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) had the won the right to develop the project, it will also reserve the right to accept or reject any of the bid /all bids or cancel/ withdraw the invitation for bid without assigning any reason whatsoever, and in such case no bidder/ intending bidders shall have any claim arising out of such action by BHEL.

The scope of work will include carrying out the detailed geotechnical investigation to ascertain soil parameters of the proposed site for the use of planning/ designing/ construction/ providing guarantee/ warranty of all civil work including but not limited to foundations, HT lines, 66 kV switchyard equipment, etc.

Recently, BHEL had floated a tender, seeking bids from eligible parties for setting up of the floatation platform and related works for the 25 MW grid-connected floating solar PV project at NTPC Simhadri.

The scope of work for the selected bidder will involve the design and supply of the complete platform and accessories along with the mooring and anchoring of the said platform for installation of the solar system on the reservoir in NTPC Simhadri. The developers will have a period of 234 days to complete the work on the project. The last date for bid submission is October 30, 2019.

In July, we reported that BHEL had won the order for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic (SPV) 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. Notably, this is the second order of floating SPV plant from NTPC Ltd, the earlier being 100 MW floating SPV plant at Ramagundam in Telangana.

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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.