Indian state owned power utility NTPC Ltd, previously National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., is looking for EPC contractors to establish up to 500 MW grid connected solar PV capacity anywhere in India.

The invitation for bids (IFB) specifies the EPC package includes land complete transfer of suitable land in favor of NTPC, along with design, engineering, installation and commissioning of this capacity in the form of ground mounted grid connected projects. The broad scope of work also involves operation and maintenance of this capacity for a period of 3 years from the date of successful commissioning.

Eligible individual projects should have a minimum capacity of 50 MW, going up in multiples of 10 MW. Interested bidders can bid for a minimum of 50 MW or a maximum of entire 500 MW. Solar PV cells and modules can be procured under the open category, meaning these can be procured from anywhere.

Tender documents can be downloaded between July 9, 2021 to July 22, 2021. Last date to submit the same is August 10, 2021. Tender details with NIT no. RE-CS-5771-004-9 are available on NTPC’s tender website.

In June 2021, NTPC pledged to increase its overall renewable capacity target by 2030 to 60 GW increasing it from 32 GW it targeted previously (see NTPC Targeting 60 GW Renewables Capacity By 2032).