Turnkey Electrical and Civil EPC project at IIT Ropar

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Overview

Jakson successfully completed a turnkey civil and electrical EPC project at the new permanent campus of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) in Rupnagar, Punjab. The project was awarded to Jakson by the Central Public Works Department, Government of India through an open tendering process. Scope of work for the project included construction of buildings; supply, installation, testing and commissioning (SITC) of 66/11KV grid substations; installation of DG Sets; HT & LT Cables; street and compound lighting amongst others.

Client

Central Public Works Department, a Union government agency responsible for public sector works. It is the primary engineering department of the Government of India that is involved in construction of buildings, roads, electrical & mechanical works, and horticulture amongst others. 

Business need

IIT Ropar was established by the Government of India in the year 2008. The institute started functioning from a make-shift campus at IIT Delhi and later moved to a transit campus in Rupnagar, Punjab from where it operates currently. Land for construction of a permanent campus for the institute was allotted by the Government of Punjab and CPWD was entrusted with the task of overall construction of the campus. The institute plans to completely move to this new permanent campus after its completion by the year 2019. For the first phase of this project, CPWD wanted to engage the services of an EPC company with experience in executing turnkey electrical and civil EPC projects of similar nature through an open tendering process.

Challenges      

Some of the challenges faced by the execution team while executing this project were

  • The project site was historically the bank of a river. As such there were issues related to electrical earthing resistance value which was on the higher side. A higher earthing resistance value could potentially destroy electrical equipment like HT Panels, transformers, DG sets
  • The groundwater level was quite high which led to water seepage and water logging issues during the digging process for laying underground cables

 

Solution

To overcome the challenge of earthing resistance, Jakson conducted land filling exercise at portions of the project site where earthing pits had to be made. In some instances, land filling of upto 3 meters ha to be done to get the correct earthing resistance.

For underground cabling, an innovative cabling method was undertaken for this project. Double Wall Corrugated Duct (DWC Pipe) was used for underground cabling to prevent water seepage from destroying the cables.

The project was executed in phases and delivered to client as per requirements. Complete SITC of each sub-component of the project was delivered to client as required in work order issued.

Jakson is proud to be associated with such a prestigious project of the Government of India.

 

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