NTPC Limited has issued a request for proposals (RfPs) for commissioning a 56 MW floating solar project. The project will be situated at NTPC’S north Karanpura thermal power station in Jharkhand.
According to the tender guidelines, the scope of work under the project includes erection and creation of power evacuation system, with procurement and deployment of solar modules. The winning bidders are required to look after operations and maintenance for a period of three years, including an annual maintenance contract for necessary equipment. The bid submission deadline is November 17, 2023.
To be eligible, bidders must be experienced in design, supply, erection, and commissioning of at least 40 MW grid-connected solar projects. Of this, one project should be of capacity 10 MW or more. Furthermore, bidders must have completed an industrial project either as a developer or an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, in sectors such as power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemicals, fertilisers, cement, coal mining, or any related process industry at a minimum value of 2.7 billion. Additionally, bidders must also have experience as a developer or an EPC contractor in carrying out a minimum of one electrical substation with a voltage level of 33 kV or greater. This substation should include essential equipment such as circuit breakers with a voltage rating of 33 kV or higher and power transformers.
Recently, in October 2023, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited issued RfP for land and transmission package of maximum 2,000 MW inter-state transmission system connected solar projects in Rajasthan under tranche III.
In September 2023, NTPC Limited issued RfP for setting up 120 MW ground-mounted and a 56 MW floating solar project at NTPC’s Ramagundam super thermal plant in Telangana.