NTPC Floats Tender to Supply BoS Package for 1.2 GW Wind Projects in Kurnool

The last date for the submission of bids is December 28, 2023


NTPC Renewable Energy has floated a tender for a balance of system package for 1,200 MW Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects with a greenshoe option of up to 300 MW at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.

The last date for the submission of bids is December 28, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The project’s scope involves the design, engineering, micro-siting, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing, commissioning, and verification of guaranteed performance parameters for installing the proposed wind farm. This encompasses the 33 kV internal evacuation lines from the unit substation, pooling substation, central monitoring, control station, wind monitoring mast(s), and external extra-high voltage transmission line to the ISTS substation.

The supply, civil works, and installation of wind turbine generators, unit substations, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition are not within the scope.

Bidders must demonstrate a successful track record in executing wind projects with a cumulative capacity of 40 MW or more. Among these, at least one project should have a capacity of 10 MW or higher, and bidders should have experience securing land and micro-siting wind turbines.

Alternatively, bidders can qualify as developers of grid-connected wind projects with a total capacity of 40 MW or more. In this case, at least one project should have a capacity of 10 MW or higher at a single location, and it must have operated for a minimum of six months before the bid opening date.

Bidders who have executed an industrial project in the power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or any other process industry in the past decade are also eligible to bid. The industrial project, developed or executed as an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, should have been operational for at least six months before the bid opening date.

Bidders must have completed at least one 33 kV or higher electrical substation, including circuit breakers and power transformers. This substation should operate for at least one year (for non-renewable energy projects) or six months (for renewable energy projects) before the bid opening date.

Bidders should have a minimum annual turnover of ₹450 million (~$5.3 million) for a quoted capacity of 50 MW- 300 MW and ₹1.5 million (~$17,991)/ MW for over 300 MW quoted capacity.

Bidders should have a positive net worth on the last day of the preceding financial year.

Earlier, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for a BoS package for a 1,080 MW ISTS-connected wind energy project in Karnataka.

Recently, NTPC Renewable Energy floated two land and power evacuation package tenders to develop ISTS-connected solar projects in Andhra Pradesh with greenshoe options.

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