• NTPC has re-tendered 250 MW solar power capacity for the Pavagada Solar Park
  • It has to be developed using domestically produced solar cells and modules
  • Five blocks of 50 MW capacity each will be developed by winning developers
  • The capacity is being re-tendered as there were infrastructural issues at Pavagada Solar Park, as per Mercom Capital Group, that have been taken care of now
  • The last date for bid submission is April 25, 2017

Solar power capacity of 250 MW for the Pavagada Solar Park has been re-tendered for by Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). To be developed in the so-called domestic content requirement (DCR) category, the project in Karnataka has been re-tendered owing to infrastructural issues at the park, as per Mercom Capital Group.

The infrastructural issues had dampened developer interest, but now these issues have been resolved, reported Mercom.

The entire capacity has been divided into five blocks of 50 MW each which will be awarded to multiple bidders in single or multiple blocks of 50 MW each. Winning bidders will develop the capacity on a turnkey basis. Their task will include design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing and commissioning of the project.

The tender documents were originally issued on September 29, 2016 (see NTPC Tender For Pavagada Solar Park). These will now be available until April 10, 2017.

The last date for bid submission is April 25, 2017. The same day techno-commercial bids will be opened. Date and time of the reverse auction will be intimated by the NTPC separately. Details about the tender can be viewed here.