The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) , a state-owned power utility in India, has issued a solar PV tender for up to 1 GW capacity. (Photo Credit: NTPC Limited)
- State-owned power utility in India, NTPC has issued a solar PV tender for up to 1 GW capacity
- It can be set up anywhere across India under DBDT scheme with solar PV cells and modules to be sourced from across the globe
- Minimum project capacity is 50 MW and maximum 300 MW for a single bidder
- The last date to submit bids for this 1 GW grid connected PV capacity is November 18, 2019
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The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has launched a new tender with up to 1 GW grid connected solar PV capacity to be built on a ‘develop-build-demonstrate-transfer (DBDT) and turnkey basis’. Projects can be located anywhere in India with the freedom to use solar cells and modules sourced from anywhere across the world.
The tender’s minimum bidding capacity is 50 MW and can be increased in multiples of 10 MW up to a maximum of 300 MW for a single bidder. Proposed projects may include floating PV. Broad scope of work comprises design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning, up to the interstate transmission system (ISTS) sub-station.
Operation and maintenance for a period of three years is also part of the job description.
Last date to submit techno-commercial and price bids is November 18, 2019. Detailed tender notice can be viewed online on NTPC tender website.
The last time NTPC launched a tender of this magnitude was in August 2019 when it sought bids for 1.2 GW PV capacity under ISTS (see NTPC Tenders 1.22 GW Solar Power Capacity).