THDC Issues Tender for 11 MW Floating Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The last day to submit the bids is November 20, 2023


THDC India has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction of an 11 MW floating solar power project at the Khurja Super Thermal Power Project site at Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.

The project must be commissioned within nine months of receiving the work order. The developer must oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for three years.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹635.6 million (~$7.6 million).

The last day to submit the bids is November 20, 2023. The bids will be opened the next day.

THDC floated the consultancy tender for this project in September.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹6.35 million (~$76,271). The selected bidder must furnish 10% of the project cost as a performance bank guarantee.

Only suppliers meeting the ‘Class-I local supplier’ criteria, which necessitate a minimum local content of 50%, are eligible to submit bids.

Bidders must not have received a declaration of ineligibility from the Government of India, state government, government department, public sector undertakings, or banks due to corrupt and fraudulent practices, poor performance, or failure.

Bidders from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid in this tender only if they are registered with the Competent Authority.

During the last seven years, the bidder should have commissioned a floating solar project of a minimum 2 MW capacity at one location.

They should also have completed three similar works costing not less than ₹254.2 million (~$3 million) each, two similar works costing not less than ₹317.8 million (~$3.8 million) each, or one similar work costing not less than ₹508.5 million (~$6.1 million).

Bidders should have an average annual turnover of ₹190.7 million (~$2.3 million) during the last three years.

THDC has mandated the use of domestically manufactured modules listed on the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The minimum capacity of the solar module for empanelment is 540Wp.

The modules must have a minimum warranty of 10 years against material defects and workmanship failures. They must maintain at least 90% of peak output wattage after ten years and 80% after 25 years.

In July, THDC India invited bids to empanel consultants to acquire land to develop 2,000 MW ultra mega renewable energy parks in Rajasthan under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Solar Park Program.

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