NHPC tenders 50 MW floating solar EPC in Kerala


State-owned hydropower producer NHPC has invited bids to set up 50 MW of grid-interactive floating solar PV project in the Indian State of Kerala. 

The project shall be located in West Kallada, a small village in the Kollam district. The successful bidder shall be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), along with comprehensive operation and maintenance for ten years.

The project must use modules (mono or polycrystalline silicon) with a peak power output of a minimum 320Wp each. The total capacity of the modules to be supplied for the project is a minimum 70 MWp, which is the cumulative rated capacity of all solar PV modules under supply at standard test conditions, as per the tender document.

The project completion period, including commissioning, is 12 months.


To be eligible, the bidder’s average annual turnover in the preceding three years shall be a minimum INR 415 crore. Working capital requirement is at least INR 46 crore.

The bidder should have installed, as an EPC contractor or developer, a cumulative grid-connected solar capacity of a minimum 40 MW, out of which at least one plant should have been of a minimum 10 MW. The reference plant must have been in successful operation for at least six months before the last date of bid submission.

Or, the bidder should have executed, either as a developer or EPC contractor, an industrial project of a minimum INR 2 billion value. The project should be in successful operation for at least one year before the last date of bid submission. Besides, the bidder should have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33kV or above voltage level, either as a developer or EPC contractor. The substation should also be in successful operation for at least one year.

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