NTPC invites bids from electrolyser technology providers for green hydrogen projects

For the next two years, NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL) has issued a notice for impending invitations for bids to select electrolyser technology providers to participate in green hydrogen tenders. The selected providers will be required to support NTPC in bids for various tenders including either 400 MW polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)-based projects or 600 MW non-PEM-based projects. To complete the work, they will be necessary to enter separate contracts.

The scope of work comprises electrolyser-based hydrogen generating plant design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, custom duties, insurance, transportation, storage, installation, testing, commissioning, trial operation, and performance test. As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible for the bidding process, bidders must be manufacturers of bipolar type water electrolyser plants with an owned or leased manufacturing capacity in any part of the world to produce PEM technology or other bipolar type water electrolyser plants. The facility must have at least a total annual production capacity of 50 MW electrolyser plants at the time of bid submission.

Earlier this month, NTPC Limited partnered with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to utilise sludge produced in DJB’s sewage treatment plants (STP) into energy, in order to reduce the carbon footprint. The waste sludge was torrefied and burnt from NTPC’s unit 4 Boiler at Dadri. Reportedly, this environmentally friendly technical solution is an innovative way to convert STP sludge into electricity while reducing carbon emissions.