NTPC REL Tenders BoS Package for 500 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

The last date for the submission of bids is May 1, 2024


NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL) has invited bids for the balance of the system package (excluding land and transmission system) of a 500 MW state transmission utility (STU)-connected solar power project in Bhadla, Rajasthan.

The last date for submitting bids is May 1, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The scope of the work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of a solar photovoltaic project.

However, it excludes the supply of solar modules, land, and transmission system set up.

The cost of bidding documents is ₹ $22,500 (~$269.84). Additionally, all bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ₹100 million (~$)1.19 million).

The responsibility for providing the land with boundary fencing and establishing the transmission line to the nearest STU substation falls within the NTPC REL’s scope.

The winning bidder will also be responsible for site preparation, including grading and clearing vegetation and optionally conducting a topographical survey and geotechnical investigations of the project area.

Additionally, the bidder is responsible for the design and construction of the foundation and the erection of the Single Axis Tracker-based module mounting structure for solar photovoltaic panels.

The bidder should also arrange power and water supply for construction purposes and undertake all associated electrical and civil works necessary for interfacing with the grid, including the installation of transformers, panels, protection systems, cables, metering at 33 kV level, and conducting grid compliance studies as per regulations.

The bidder will also be responsible for supplying and installing appropriate reactive compensation equipment to ensure compliance with dynamic reactive power compensation requirements at the point of interconnection at the STU end.

NTPC REL plans to finance the subject package using its own resources or borrowings.

The bidder should be either a developer or designed, supplied, erected/supervised erection, and commissioned/supervised commissioning of the balance of the system of solar-based grid-connected power projects with a cumulative installed capacity of 40 MW or higher.

Among these, at least one project should have a capacity of 10 MW or higher. The reference project of 10 MW or higher capacity must 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 as an EPC contractor in the area of power/steel/oil and gas/petrochemical/fertilizer/cement/coal mining, including coal handling plant and/or any other process industry, with a value of ₹1.28 billion (~$15.3 million) or more, in a single project or single work.

The project should be in successful operation for at least one year or six months prior to the date of the bid opening.

Additionally, the bidder should have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33 kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers, either as a developer or an EPC contractor.

The sub-station should be in successful operation for at least one year or six months prior to the date of the bid opening.

The bidder’s average annual turnover should be at least ₹1.28 billion (~$15.3 million) for any three financial years out of the preceding five financial years as of the bid opening date.

NTPC Renewable Energy recently invited bids for the land and power evacuation package to set up a 150 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power project in Bhadla, Rajasthan.

NTPC also invited bids for retrofitting a solar inverter for the 5 MW solar photovoltaic power project at its Dadri thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

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