KEC International: Emphasizing on Designing, Manufacturing, Supply, and Construction of Solar Power and Power Transmission Turnkey Projects

Neeraj K Nanda, President - South Asia (T&D and Solar)

Neeraj K Nanda

President - South Asia (T&D and Solar)

In early 2019, India became the second-largest solar power market in the world in terms of deployment after overtaking the United States. Renewable energy in India in 2019 is expected to add 10-15 GW capacity, out of which most is expected to come from solar. Government of India is focusing on rooftop solar power growth increasing floating solar projects, solar parks getting operational, and leading states in India promising to increase their solar adoption levels indicating a bright future for solar in the country.

Headquartered in Mumbai, KEC International Limited (KEC), the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, is a Diversified Global Infrastructure Engineering, Procurement & Construction(EPC) firm offering various services such as Power Transmission & Distribution, Railway Infrastructure, Cables Manufacturing, Civil Infrastructure, Solar EPC, and Smart Infrastructure. With over seven decades of experience, footprint in 100+ countries and presently executing projects in 29 countries, KEC has made an indelible mark on the world map. Through constant and consistent reengineering, KEC reinvents itself to retain its leadership position in the areas of execution, quality, technology and capability.

“KECs strengths lie in the areas of Designing, Manufacturing, Supply, and Construction of Turnkey Projects of Power Transmission lines of voltages up to 1200 kV, setting up Substations and Power Distribution Networks, Optical Fibre Cable (OPGW) installations, railway infrastructure, civil infrastructure & renewable energy projects. As part of the solar business, KEC offers turnkey EPC services for Solar PV Ground Mount as well as Rooftop plants.
We launched the solar business in the year 2014. Today, in a short span of 4-5 years, our solar portfolio stands at a cumulative Capacity of 500 MWp. The firm is one of the few companies with capabilities to execute large scale projects of more than 130 MWp, with significant experience in Single Axis Tracker implementation,” says Neeraj K Nanda, President South Asia (T&D, Solar), KEC International Ltd.

The Solar installation service provider has executed various prestigious Ground Mount and rooftop projects with almost all reputed PSUs and various Private business houses viz, SECI, Hero Future Energy, HPCL, ONGC, NBCC, APGENCO, AAI, PGCIL, IFFCO, Hindware, to name a few. “For each of our project executed till date, our efforts have been to deliver projects with ‘excellence’ to our customers. The firm has received appreciation by almost every customer for our deliverables. On this front, our 130 MWp APGENCO project executed in Andhra Pradesh stands tall. The client whole heartedly appreciated our focused approach towards quality and timely completion, in spite of multiple challenges. KEC has also received special appreciation for the timely completion of the Ground Mounted Solar project in Himachal Pradesh,” added Neeraj.

The factor that differentiates the firm from that of its counterpart is the capabilities to deliver flexible/customized and end-to-end solar solutions.

KEC is currently executing a 150 MWp project in Rajasthan for a private developer, their single largest Solar project in terms of capacity till date.

The factor that differentiates the firm from that of its counterpart is the capabilities to deliver flexible/customized and end-to-end solar solutions. KEC is one of the only few business houses in the country to provide a truly end-to-end solution to the customers for their Solar projects. The Company has also integrated backward and has the capacity to manufacture 12,000 MTs of Solar structures (fixed-tilt module mounting structures) per annum and solar cables. These offerings available in house not only enable better cost optimization and operational control, but it also helps to execute the projects ahead or on schedule, with utmost care and control on quality and safety related aspects.

With A Talent Pool Of Over 200 Dedicated Solar Professionals, KEC Is Continuously Striving Towards Enhancing Capability, Adopting New Technologies And Entering Newer Markets. “We Are Actively Working On Developing Capabilities On Emerging Technologies Such As Floating Solar, OffGrid Solar, And Battery Energy Storage Solutions. We Are Also Well Poised To Tap Opportunities In Regions Such As SAARC, The Middle East, Africa, East Asia Pacific And Common wealth Of Independent States(CIS),” Concluded Neeraj.