BHEL Floats Tender for 2 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

The last date for the submission of bids is July 18, 2023


Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids to select a solar project developer to set up a 2 MW grid-connected solar power project at BHEL’s Campus in Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad, on a Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis.

The last date to submit the bid is July 18, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The scope of the work includes designing, building, synchronizing, starting up, operating, and maintaining the solar power project and supplying the generated electricity to BHEL for 25 years.

The project includes a power evacuation network designed for interconnection with the 11 kV system at New Pipe and Plate Yard in BHEL Township.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹1 million (~$12,106).

Successful bidders must furnish ₹6 million (~$72,633.4) as a performance bank guarantee (PBG) before signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) or 21 days from the issue of the letter of Intent, whichever is earlier.

The PBG must be submitted in two parts: the first for ₹ 1.2 million (~$14,522) and the second for ₹4.8 million (~$58,090).

Bidders must submit bids for the entire capacity of the project.

BHEL will enter into a (PPA) for 25 years with the selected bidder.

The project must be commissioned within six months from the effective date of the PPA. Any surplus power generated by the solar power plant should be sold directly to BHEL. BHEL will have the authority to sell the excess power to the distribution company at its discretion.

The land identified for the project will be made available to the successful bidder by BHEL, given under “Right-to-Use based on free of cost.”

The successful bidder will be responsible for various associated tasks, such as vegetation clearance, site leveling, civil works, and other related activities.

The developer must also secure all the permits and clearances required to set up the project.

The tender aims to promote commercially established and operational technologies to minimize technology risks and ensure timely commissioning of the projects.

Bidders should have experience establishing ground-mounted solar plants with at least 2 MW capacity.

They should have operated and maintained either the same solar project or another solar power plant with at least 2 MW capacity.

The bidders’ net worth should be equal to or greater than ₹25 million (~$302,477) as of the last date of the previous financial year.

Recently, BHEL invited bids for the operation and maintenance of a 65 MW solar power project in Tamil Nadu for NLC India for 19 months.

In March, BHEL invited bids for the O&M of 100 MW solar projects for the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation at Raghanesda solar park for ten years.

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