NHPC tenders 600 MW solar EPC work in Rajasthan


State-owned hydropower producer NHPC has invited domestic bids to set up a 600 MW grid-connected solar power project in the Indian State of Rajasthan. It has already identified the land for establishing the project that it intends to develop under the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park Scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The identified land of 2800 acres, located at village Deora in Jaisalmer, is sandy and non-irrigated with small undulations. The land shall be acquired by NHPC on a long-term lease basis from private landowners for setting up the project.

The work scope for selected bidders includes engineering, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of the plant and associated transmission line for power evacuation to ISTS Sub-station. It shall also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance support for ten years.

The completion period including commissioning is 18 months from the award of the contract.

The individual modules used in the plant must have peak power rating of a minimum 320Wp. The total capacity of PV modules to be installed in the plant shall be a minimum 900 MWp (at standard test conditions).

The last date to submit bids online is August 31.

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