NTPC Issues Tender to Assess Potential of Floating Solar Projects in India
The last date for the submission of bids is July 4, 2023
NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the appointment of consultants to assess potential floating solar power capacities in different states and union territories (UTs) of India.
The select consultant will be responsible for conducting a floating solar potential (FSPV) study in the specified states of India, which includes Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar, and Maharashtra.
The scope of work involves gathering data and satellite images for reservoirs and evaluating the feasibility of floating solar power projects.
The consultant’s tasks involve identifying all the significant reservoirs within each allocated state, gathering pertinent data from the respective state authorities, conducting FSPV potential assessments, and performing power evacuation studies.
Additionally, the consultant must rank the FSPV projects based on their economic viability.
The last date for the submission of bids is July 4, 2023. Bids will be opened after two days on July 6.
Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 (~$6,064).
The successful bidder must furnish a performance bank guarantee (PBG) equal to 10% of the total contract price within 15 days of receiving the award letter.
To be eligible, consulting agencies should have handled consulting assignments in the floating solar domains in India or globally over the past seven years, with each assignment having an installed capacity of at least 10 MW, and executed a detailed project report (DPR) for solar power projects with a capacity of 50 MW or more.
The team should have a minimum of three members dedicated full-time to the project.
The team’s experience and expertise, with combined industry experience, should be of at least 30 years. This should include the presence of an FSPV expert, hydrology/hydrographic study expert, environment expert, and cost engineering expert.
Recently, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for the supply of solar modules for the Shajapur solar project (458.25 MW), Bhuj solar project (375 MW), and Bhadla solar project (625 MW).
In November last year, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for the supply of solar modules for 325 MW of solar projects in Shajapur Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh.