NHPC Limited, a state-owned hydropower producer that has diversified into the wind and solar power projects, has invited bids for engineering, procurement and construction of a 50 MW floating solar project in Kerala.
The project shall come up over a water body measuring 303 acres in West Kallada of Kollam District.
The completion period for the EPC work is 12 months from the award of contract. The successful bidder shall also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance for ten years from the project’s commissioning.
The signing of PPA for the project with the Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd will be the responsibility of NHPC.
To be eligible, the bidder should have completed EPC work for a solar project of at least 40 MW capacity or two solar projects of at least 25 MW capacity each or three solar projects of at least 20 MW capacity each during the last five years.
Further, it should have successfully provided operation and maintenance support for a minimum of 20 MW solar project for at least one year during the preceding five years.
The bidder must have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 415 crore in the preceding three years. Its net worth should be positive and not less than the amount of paid-up equity share capital in three out of the preceding five years.