Indian power utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued two tenders with 36 MW of solar power capacity (photo credit: NTPC).
- NTPC had issued tenders for 21 MW solar PV capacity in Gandhar, Gujarat, and 15 MW for Ramagundam in Telangana
- Last date to submit bids for Gujarat tender is July 26, 2018; deadline for the Telangana tender is July 30, 2018
- Originally, NTPC had issued tenders for both capacities in the local content category in August 2017
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Indian power utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued two tenders with 36 MW of solar power capacity. Both tenders are issued in the so called “open category,” which allows successful bidders to source PV cells and modules from abroad.
21 MW for Gujarat
It has tendered 21 MW of grid connected PV capacity to come up at Gandhar in Gujarat. NTPC will award the capacity as a single EPC package to a single bidder. Bid documents for this tender may be submitted by July 26, 2018.
This seems to be a re-tender as in August 2017, it had issued a tender for 21 MW PV capacity for its Gandhar Gas Power Project, making it mandatory to use only domestically manufactured solar cells and modules (see NTPC Invites Bids For 86 MW In Gujarat). The so called domestic content requirement (DCR) category has been abolished with effect from December 2017.
15 MW for Telangana
Another tender for 15 MW grid connected capacity needs to be set up as a single EPC package at Ramagundam in Telangana. Last date to submit bids for this tender is July 30, 2018. NTPC had tendered 15 MW PV capacity for its Ramagundam Power Project in Telangana in August 2017 in the DCR category (see DCR Tender From India’s NTPC For 35 MW).
Design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, storage, installation and commissioning of both these projects will be the responsibility of the successful bidder, along with providing operation and maintenance for a period of three years.
In December 2017, NTPC had issued a tender for biennial operation and maintenance of its 10 MW solar PV power system at Ramagundam Coal Power Plant in Telangana. The 10 MW was part of the first phase that was launched in 2014. In the second phase, it had planned to set up 15 MW of PV capacity (see NTPC 10 MW O&M Tender In Telangana).