NHPC tenders 600 MW solar EPC in Tamil Nadu


State-run hydropower producer has invited domestic bids to set up an aggregate 600 MW ground-mount solar capacity in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The tendered capacity includes 500 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected and 100 MW state transmission unit connected projects.

The scope of work includes engineering, procurement and construction of the plants, along with power evacuation up to the interconnecting substation, and comprehensive operation and maintenance for 10 years. Arranging land for the solar plant also falls under the contractor’s scope.

The plants are tendered under the Open category, allowing solar cells and modules of any origin.

As per the 500 MW ISTS project tender, a bidder can offer to build any capacity from a minimum of 100 MW up to the entire tendered capacity. Projects can be at multiple locations, provided each project is a minimum 100 MW in size, rising in multiples of 25 MW thereafter.

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