The date for submission of pre-qualification bids for the Chhattisgarh ultra mega power project (UMPP) has been extended by three months. The earlier date was September 5.
“The response is now slated to be opened on December 5 at 3:30 pm,” the Power Finance Corporation said on Saturday.
Assessment of bids to select the developer will have a pre-qualification round, which will have to be passed by the interested party, which will then bid in the financial round. The 4,000 megawatt power project is estimated to cost Rs 17,000 crore.
While four such projects have already been awarded and are under implementation, two more are in the process of seeking bids. Three UMPPs — Sasan, Tilaiya and Krishnapatnam — are being developed by Reliance Power and the one in Mundra is being developed by Tata Power and will commission its first unit next month.
This will the sixth UMPP that comes with three captive coal blocks. The project, unlike several others, which are struggling for coal, will have assured fuel supply.
The government had sought bids for the UMPP in Bedabahal earlier this month and 20 companies including NTPC, GMR, GVK, Lanco, Tata Power, JSW, Jindal Power, L&T, and Adani had submitted their pre-qualification bids for the project.