NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

NHPC Limited has invited bids from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for a 100 MW ground-mounted grid-connected solar project and associated power evacuation system connected with a state transmission utility substation in Tamil Nadu.

Online bids must be submitted by October 6, 2021, and offline bids by October 11. The pre-bid meeting will take place on September 6. Bids will be opened on October 13.

The successful bidder must complete the project within 12 months from the notification of the award. The successful bidder also must take care of the project’s operation and maintenance activities for ten years.

Bidders have to procure modules from vendors enlisted in the Approved List of Module Manufacturers (ALMM) for the project.


To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders must have executed a total of 40 MW of solar projects, including ground-mounted, rooftop, floating, on an EPC basis as contractors or developers. Of this, bidders must have completed at least one project with a minimum capacity of 10 MW at a single location.

Bidders should have a minimum annual turnover of ₹7 billion (~$94.07 million) in the past three years. Their net worth must be positive in three out of the five preceding years. Bidders should have a working capital of ₹800 million (~$10.75 million).

Earlier this month, NHPC Limited invited bids for EPC of a 100 MW floating solar power project and the associated 220 kV transmission line for connectivity to the 400 kV substation at the Rengali reservoir in Odisha. The last date to submit the bids online is October 7, 2021.

Mercom had earlier reported that NHPC invited bids from EPC contractors for a 600 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic project and associated power transmission lines. The project will be developed in the Deora village of the Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NHPC for providing its technical expertise in developing renewable energy projects. Under the MoU, IREDA will undertake the techno financial due diligence of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation projects for NHPC. IREDA will help NHPC develop an action plan to create and acquire renewable energy projects for the next five years.

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