State-owned power producer NTPC has invited domestic bids to set up an aggregate 735 MW grid-connected solar capacity in Nokh Solar Park of Rajasthan. The capacity, comprising three blocks of 245 MW each, will be awarded to multiple bidders in single/multiple blocks.
The project is to be set up in complete EPC mode with domestically manufactured cells and modules.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning, and comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant and transmission system for three years from the date of successful completion of the trial run.
To be eligible, the bidder should have a similar experience, as a developer or EPC contractor, for a minimum 40 MWp of cumulative installed grid-connected solar capacity. Out of this, at least one plant should be a minimum of 10 MWp capacity. The reference plant must have been in successful operation for at least six months before the date of techno-commercial bid opening.
Or, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as an EPC contractor in the area of power, steel, oil and gas, petro-chemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining including coal handling plant and/or any other process industry, worth minimum INR 200 crore if applying for a single block of 245 MW and INR 400 crore when applying for two blocks of 245 MW each. Further, it should have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33 kV or above voltage level, either as a developer or EPC contractor, which should be in successful operation for at least one year.
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