NTPC Invites Bids for 100 MW of Wind Projects in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to set up 100 MW of state transmission utility (STU)-connected wind energy projects in Madhya Pradesh.

The scope of work includes the detailed design, engineering, micro-siting, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of 100 MW.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance activities of the project for one year from the project’s commissioning.

NTPC Renewable Energy intends to finance the subject package through its own resources.

The last date to submit the bids is June 27, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The bidder should furnish a security deposit equivalent to ₹100 million (~$1.29 million).

The bidder should have designed, supplied, erected, and commissioned a cumulative capacity of 40 MW as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor or a developer of grid-connected wind power projects.

Out of the total capacity, at least one project should have been 10 MW or higher capacity at a single location. The reference project must have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.

Alternatively, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as an EPC contractor in the area of power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or any other process industry of a value of ₹3 billion (~$38.64 million) or more in a single project or single work. The project should have been in operation for at least one year prior to the bid opening date.

The bidder should also have executed at least one electrical substation of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33 kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers. The project should have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.

The reference wind project of 10 MW or above capacity should be at a single location developed by the bidder for itself or any other client.

The average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹3.1 billion (~$39.93 million) for any three financial years out of the preceding five financial years as of the bid opening date.

Also, the bidder should have a positive net worth as of the last day of the preceding financial year.

Any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid in this tender.

In March this year, NTPC Renewable Energy invited expressions of interest for shortlisting suitable land banks and parcels to set up wind energy projects in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier, the company had invited bids to develop 150 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects anywhere in India.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop 3.8 GW of wind projects to date.