NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 1.2 GW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

NTPC Limited has invited bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package with land development for 1,200 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Rajasthan. The successful bidder will also have to take care of the operation and maintenance activities of the solar project for three years from the date of successful completion of the trial run.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, transportation, storage, and commissioning of grid-connected solar power projects.

The individual project should be of a minimum 10 MW capacity or higher multiples of 10 MW. The minimum capacity quoted by a bidder should be 50 MW and the maximum 600 MW.

The last date to submit the bids is May 21, 2021. Bids will be opened on the same day. The pre-bid meeting will take place on May 7.

The public sector undertaking did not specify an earnest money deposit requirement.

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

Alternatively, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or an EPC contractor in the area of power, steel, oil & gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining, or any other process industry for a value of ₹2 billion (~$26.59 million) or more in a single project. The project should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.

The bidder should have executed at least one electrical substation of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformer, either as a developer or EPC Contractor. The project should have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.

The bidder’s average annual turnover should not be less than ₹2 billion (~$26.59 million) during the last three financial years. As of the last day of the last financial year, the bidder’s net worth should not be less than 100% of the bidder’s paid-up share capital.

In February this year, NTPC invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction of up to 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects along with land in Gujarat.

Earlier, NTPC had invited bids to build 735 MW of grid-connected solar projects in three blocks of 245 MW each at the Nokh Solar Park in Rajasthan.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, NTPC has floated 3.1 GW of EPC tenders as of March 2021.