NHPC Limited issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for hiring consultants for technical assistance and preparation of a detailed project report for a 100 MW floating solar project at the Rengali reservoir in Odisha.
The scope of work includes the preparation of the report for the development of the project at the reservoir in Odisha in line with the format issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
The last date for the submission of bids is September 24, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on September 28, 2020.
The total process of preparing the detailed project report should be completed within 60 days from the day of the issuance of the Letter of Award (LoA).
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹55,000 (~$747.70) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). All micro and small enterprises have been exempted from paying the EMD. Startups, as recognized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, have also been exempted from furnishing the EMD. As per the tender document, only those bidders can take part in the bidding process who have been issued the NIT.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NHPC Limited has 50 MW of solar projects in operation in Tamil Nadu. It also has another 10 MW of floating solar projects under construction.
In July this year, NHPC signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha to form a joint venture company for the development of techno-commercially feasible floating solar power projects of nearly 500 MW in the state. Together, the two entities would also explore further potential of installing floating solar projects later in the state.
Earlier, the company also called for enlisting engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) vendors for floating and ground-mounted solar projects starting from 10 MW in size. It had also invited bids from EPC contractors for a 40 MW solar power project to be developed at Landeihil village in Ganjam district of Odisha. This was a retender of the capacity that was floated in April last year.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.