India’s NTPC invites bidding for 750MW PV in Karnataka solar park

Indian state-owned utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited online bidding for 750MW of solar capacity in the  Pavagada Solar Park located in the southern state of Karnataka.

The capacity is divided into six projects each of 125Kw capacity. The project is proposed for the designing, engineering, manufacturing, supplying, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of the grid-connected solar plants.PV Cells and modules can be obtained  from anywhere in the world under open category.  Bidders shall provide comprehensive operation & maintenance(O&M) of the plant for a period of five years after successful completion of trial run.

NTPC invites online bids from eligible bidders on Single Stage Two Envelope bidding basis (Techno-Commercial Bid & Price Bid) with Reverse Auction for Development of project as mentioned in scope of work of project .

Bid Security and Integrity Pact must be submitted in a sealed envelope by the bidders. Bids without an acceptable Bid Security and Integrity Pact shall not be considered by the employer and will not be opened.

Interested bidders after getting registered with TCIL and payment of (non refundable)demand draft to NTPC payable at New Delhi can download the complete document.

  In January, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) an Indian state-owned power equipment manufacturer  got an order for building of three extra high voltage (EHV) substations for transmitting power from the multi-GW Pavagada solar park, which has already received several tenders for PV capacity.

In the month of January only, Karnataka has tripled its solar target to about 6GW, in parallel with central government target.