NHDC Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Limited and the Government of Madhya Pradesh, has floated a tender to purchase solar modules for 1,035 MW of projects in Madhya Pradesh.
Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹84 million (~$1.15 million). The last date for the submission of bids is November 2, 2020. A tender fee of ₹23,600 (~$322) is also applicable.
NHDC said it intends to participate in Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) tender for 1.5 GW of grid-connected solar projects under the open category in Madhya Pradesh. A summary of the NHDC’s bid plans and the delivery schedule for the modules is given below:
The scope of work includes the manufacturing, packing, forwarding, loading, supply, acquiring customs clearances, transportation, unloading, and handing over necessary accessories and spares to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.
The modules are expected to come with a warranty on peak output wattage. It should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% by the end of 25 years. The modules must also come with a ten-year warranty against failure due to material defects.
The modules must have a minimum power output of 330W with a voltage of 1500V (DC). Modules can be monocrystalline, multicrystalline, or thin-film photovoltaic modules. They must be certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and enlisted under the government’s Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).
RUMSL had originally tendered a total of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed across these three solar parks in the state back in 2018. However, due to impending central and state elections, the tenders were delayed; the state authorities had earlier informed Mercom.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, three projects developed by Actis, Sprng Energy, and Mahindra, totaling 750 MW, are currently operational in Rewa Solar Park. Madhya Pradesh has total large-scale installations of approximately 2.2 GW.
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Nithin Thomas is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.