BHEL Seeks Bidders to Supply Mounting Structures for 65 MW of Solar Projects at Neyveli

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), a Government of India enterprise, has floated a tender inviting bidders to supply module mounting structures (MMS) for the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited’s (NLC India Limited) solar projects located in the state of Telangana.

The bid submission deadline is August 6, 2019. The date on which the bids will be opened is August 6, 2019.

The scope of work will include the detailed design of all equipment and subsystems as per the specifications. The scope of work also includes complete manufacture and procurement of equipment or subsystems, shop testing, and assembly, providing special tools, tackles, and services. It also includes providing engineering drawings, datasheets, and operational manual, packing and transportation of goods from manufacturer’s work to the site, performance testing, and obtaining site certification.

The bidder is expected to have good technical and financial abilities. The applicants must be recognized in executing similar projects on the same scale. The contractors must correctly fill in schedules as prescribed in the tender documents.



Earlier, BHEL floated a tender for supply of Balance of System items for solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), located in Telangana.

Recently, BHEL also issued tenders for the supply and construction of module cleaning systems for 129 MW of SPV projects in SCCL. The module cleaning system should be integrated with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), which is used to monitor water usage and efficiency of the process under consideration.

Recently, Mercom published an article that talked about how the potential to reduce prices of modules and inverters is low, so most developers move towards cutting costs on equipment like mounting structures and other aspects of project installations.

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has levied a provisional duty on the imports of aluminum and zinc-coated flat products originating in or exported from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP. In solar projects, the panels are mounted on module mounting structures which are made up of aluminum and zinc-coated flat products.

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