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Jakson Power to invest Rs 750 cr on solar solutions

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on July 10, 2013

Targeting a doubling of revenue to Rs 2,500 crore by March 2016, Jakson Power Solutions plans fresh investments of Rs 750 crore in in providing solar energy solutions across India in the next three to four years.

The company has so far invested Rs 200 crore on its 20 MW solar power plant set up near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Sameer Gupta, Managing Director, told Business Line.

Now, the 66-year-old company is focusing on scaling up its solar power portfolio to 100 MW in the next three to four years. The Rs 750-crore investment will go to expand capacity, with the debt-equity ratio being 70:30. Jakson Power has tied up with Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, for getting funds through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route. Of the proposed float, it has got about Rs 70 crore through this route for its next 10 MW project in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

The privately-held, Noida-headquartered company has four manufacturing plants at Jammu, Daman, Kalsar (Gujarat) and Greater Noida, established with an investment of Rs 300 crore. The first three of these plants manufacture silent diesel and gas-based power generation sets, whose combined capacity is being increased from 9,000 to 15,000 sets per annum. The Greater Noida plant manufactures solar and power distribution products.

Gensets

The company recently started manufacturing generating sets at the Kalsar plant, India’s largest integrated DG set manufacturing facility. It will also focus on manufacturing special application gensets, such as those used in Defence-related areas.

The diesel generators range in capacity from 7.5 KVA to 3,000 KVA. The plants at Kalsar and Daman will make gensets up to 250 KVA capacity, while the Jammu unit will produce the higher capacity ones.

Jakson Power’s current order book is worth about Rs 300 crore for the next few months, he added.

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Published on July 10, 2013
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