NTPC extends bidding for 1 GW solar project

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State-run power producer NTPC has extended bidding for 1 GW grid-connected solar project by two weeks. The bids were initially due on November 18.

The projects—which can be ground mounted or floating—are to be developed under Open category, where modules can be procured from either domestic manufacturers or imported.

Single developers can compete for 50-300 MW of the available capacity in 10 MW multiples. Bids must be accompanied with bank guarantee of Rs2 crore for 50 MW, Rs5crore for 60-110 MW, Rs10 crore for 120-220 MW, and Rs 20 crore for 230-300 MW.

To be eligible, the bidder should have average annual turnover of not less than Rs 210 crore during the last three financial years.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, storage, installation and commissioning of the capacity. The selected developers shall also provide operation and maintenance of the complete solar plant including switchyard and power  evacuation  system  till  ISTS  substation  along  with  electrical  equipment for a period of three years.

10 MW O&M tender

NTPC has also invited bids for operation and maintenance of its 15 MW solar plant installed at the Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station in Singrauli district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Contract period is 24 months. Bidding closes on November 27.