Tender Issued for a 1.15 MW Floating Solar Project in Karnataka

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KPC Gas Power Corporation (KGPCL) has issued a notice inviting tender from contractors to set up a 1.15 MW floating solar project at Yelahanka Combined Cycle Power Plant’s raw water pond in Bengaluru.

The project should be commissioned within six months from the work order. The successful bidder must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) for one year.

The last day to submit the bids is July 30, 2022. The bids will be opened on August 1.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹922,500 (~$11,681). The successful bidder must submit 5% of the project cost as a security deposit. A performance guarantee of 5% of the O&M cost must be submitted before commencing  O&M.


The scope of work includes basic engineering of the project, including preparation of plant definition manuals and detailed design of all the equipment and equipment systems, including civil and structural steel works.

The successful bidder must complete civil, structural, and architectural works, providing construction material and equipment, and evacuation of power from the floating solar project to 6.6kV switchgear by laying an XLPE armored aluminum cable through cable trays or underground, as the case may be. The successful bidder must assure a capacity utilization factor (CUF) of 25.95%.

KGPCL will provide a 6.6 KV spare feeder at the termination point in the project premises. It will also provide construction power on free of cost basis.

Bidders should have commissioned at least one 500 kW or above capacity floating solar project in India with a total order value not less than ₹34 million (~$430,800). The same should be in operation for a minimum of three months during the preceding two years from the date of issue of NIT.

Bidders should have a minimum annual turnover of ₹135.5 million (~$1.71 million) in the last two financial years out of the last five financial years. The audited balance sheet certified by a chartered accountant must be furnished as proof of turnover.

In February last year, Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Limited issued a tender to set up and maintain a 20 MW floating solar power project at the Bugudanahalli Reservoir in Tumakuru.

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