NHPC tenders 40 MW solar project in Odisha

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Power generation company National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has invited bids for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of 40 MW crystalline PV grid-connected solar power project at Village Landeihil (Tehsil Jaganath Prasad) in district Ganjam of Odisha. The selected developer will also be responsible for 132KV transmission line and evacuation arrangement along with the plant’s comprehensive operation and maintenance for 10 years.

The 40 MW capacity is the first phase of the upcoming 100 MW solar park in Odisha—approved by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and to be set up by NHPC.

To be eligible, the bidder should have experience of having successfully completed, on EPC basis, a solar power project of at least 32 MW capacity, two solar power projects of at least 20 MW capacity each, or three solar power projects of at least 16 MW capacity each. The bidder should also have experience in operation and maintenance of minimum one 16 MW solar power project for at least one year.

The project completion period including commissioning period is 9 months from the date of issue of notification of award.

The deadline for bid submission is May 17, 2019. Bids will be opened on May 22, and the date for reverse auction will be notified at a later date.

Among other solar projects, NHPC has also undertaken, through Bundelkhand Saur Urja (a joint venture with UPNEDA), a 32 MW solar project in Jalaun of Uttar Prdesh; and a 10 MW floating solar project in Kerala.