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The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has floated two tenders, one for the installation of reactor packages and another for the supply of transmission lines in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The first tender issued by the PGCIL invites bids for the installation of reactor packages at the Kurnool solar park in Andhra Pradesh and Maheshwaram in Telangana.

The projects are expected to cost ₹589.41 million (~$8.3 million). Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹10.04 million (~$141,934). The last date for the submission of bids is January 14, 2020.

The scope of the work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, testing, transportation, delivering, and commissioning of the packages at the sites.


To be eligible to take part in the bidding process, applicants must have had a positive net worth in the last three financial and a minimum annual turnover of ₹461.28 million (~$6.52 million) for at least three of the last five financial years.

The PGCIL also invited bids for a 765-kV transmission line package for stage III of its Kurnool solar and wind energy zones in Andhra Pradesh.

The bid calls for the supply of earth wire, hardware fittings, and accessories for conductors. Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit of ₹22 million (~$309,234).

The scope of the work involves surveying the locations, design, the fabrication and supply of all types of transmission line towers, accessories, fittings, installation, testing, and commissioning of the lines. The deadline for bid submission is January 10, 2020.

The tender states that the invitation for bidding is open to all firms, including companies, government-owned enterprises registered and incorporated in India, barring government departments, and foreign bidders.

The Kurnool ultra-mega solar park is located at Gani and Sakunala villages of Andhra Pradesh.

Recently, Mercom reported that the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL) issued operation and maintenance tenders for two of the state’s ultra-mega solar parks. The O&M tenders have been floated for 1.5 GW of solar projects at Ananthapuramu and 1 GW of projects at Kurnool ultra-mega solar park.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of new and Renewable Energy recently announced that the government of Andhra Pradesh had reported the development of a cumulative capacity of 1,160 MW of ultra-mega solar parks in Naxal affected regions of the state.  These projects have been developed in the taluks of Nambulapula Kunta (1,000 MW) and Ramagiri (160 MW). Both taluks are located in the Ananthapuramu district of the state.