Jakson Group emerged as the winner in NTPC Limited’s auction for the comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) of the 260 MW solar project at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan.
Jakson Group will be responsible for continuously monitoring 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.
The company said it will commence the operations and maintenance services on May 13, 2022. The O&M contract is for three years.
Jakson Group is a diversified energy and Infrastructure company with expertise in distributed energy, solar solutions, electrical engineering, procurement, and construction solutions.
NTPC had issued the tender for O&M for the 260 MW solar project at the Bhadla Solar Park in December 2021.
The solar project, spread over 525.39 acres, comprises four sections of 65 MW each. It was initially installed and commissioned by Jakson Group, TATA Power Solar, and Vikram Solar. The project was commissioned on March 25, 2017.
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.
In 2020, Jakson Group signed a power purchase agreement with Assam Power Distribution Company for a 70 MW solar project in Amguri in the state. In October 2021, Jakson Group and businessman Ravi Goyal sold a 34 MW ground-mounted solar project in Uttar Pradesh to French developer Technique Solaire.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, NTPC has floated O&M tenders for 610 MW solar power projects.
Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.