Jakson Group emerged as the winner in NTPC’s auction for the comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 250 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh and a 5 MW solar project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Jakson Group will monitor the site for preventive and corrective maintenance issues, including project performance and regular upkeep of various project components and equipment, warranty claims, spare parts inventory, and other onsite ground services.
NTPC had issued the tender for O&M for the 250 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh and a 5 MW solar project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in February 2022.
The company said it will commence the operations and maintenance services on June 1, 2022, for the 250 MW Andhra project and from December 1, 2022, for the 5 MW Andaman project. The O&M contract is for three years.
The 250 MW Ananthapuram Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is spread across 1298.27 acres at NP Kunta Solar Park in the Satya Sai district of Andhra Pradesh. The project was commissioned in May 2016. The 5 MW grid-connected solar project is covered over 25 acres at Garacharma in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar. The project was commissioned in April 2013.
Jakson Group recently won NTPC Limited’s auction for O&M of the 260 MW solar project at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan. The company said it will commence the three-year operations and maintenance service on May 13, 2022.
Jakson Group was one of the winners in NTPC‘s auction for a balance of systems package for the 735 (3*245) MW Nokh solar project in Rajasthan. It quoted the lowest bid of ₹17.86 million (~$238,333) to provide a balance of systems package for the third block of 245 MW.
The company is present across the solar value chain, manufacturing solar modules, providing rooftop solar solutions, utility-scale EPC, or having company-owned IPPs. Jakson’s O&M business has a strong presence in more than 16 states, and its portfolio has grown up to 1.6 GW in 2022.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, NTPC has floated O&M tenders for 930 MW solar power projects.