BHEL Issues Tender for String Monitoring Boxes for NTPC’s 20 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government-enterprise, has issued a tender for string monitoring boxes with wireless communication for NTPC Limited’s 20 MW solar project in Gandhar, Gujarat.

The last date for the submission of bids is August 8, 2020. The tender documents said that an earnest money deposit (EMD) was not required for the project. It noted that only local bidders could participate in the tender.

BHEL issued the tender for the supply of 104 string monitoring boxes, four wireless receiver systems for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and other spare components.

Bidders must be original equipment manufacturers and should have previously supplied at least 100 similar string monitoring boxes with wireless communication features for solar projects in the last three years. Vendors are expected to attach copies of purchase orders and commissioning or performance certificates from their clients.


The tender added that vendor credentials would be submitted to the NTPC for approval. It added that only bids from technically qualified vendors who have been approved by the NTPC would be considered.

In June 2018, Mercom reported that NTPC was looking for an engineering procurement construction contractor to develop a 21 MW grid-connected solar PV project in Gandhar, Gujarat.

Previously, BHEL issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the supply of module mounting structures for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s (GSECL) solar projects in the state. The quotations have been invited for the supply of 720 metric tons of superstructures of module mounting for a 75 MW solar PV project at Dhuvaran in Gujarat. The materials supplied should have a warranty of 18 months.

A few months ago, BHEL issued an operation and maintenance tender for a 15 MW solar project at Charanka solar park in Gujarat. The project belongs to Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd.

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