OCL invests in West Bengal's first solar power plant

OCL invests in West Bengal's first solar power plant
01 April 2016


OCL India, part of the Dalmia Bharat Group, has inaugurated West Bengal’s first and largest solar power plant. The 5.5MW photovoltaic plant will deliver power to its grinding unit at Godapiasal Industrial Park in Pashim Medinipore.

"The solar plant we inaugurated today would generate approximately 8.25mkWh of energy per annum and will be the first and largest solar power plant in the state of West Bengal. The power generated from this solar plant shall be used for the purpose of captive consumption of the plant and also mitigate the unit's power cost besides promising a cleaner and greener environment,"Mr Amandeep, CEO of OCL India, said.

In 2014 OCL constructed a 1.35Mta cement grinding plant in at the industrial park in Pashim Medinipore, investing INR6.15bn (US$92.7m).

Mr Amandeep added: "OCL is the anchor investor at Godapiasal Industrial Park making it the first mega industrial project in the region. With the support of Government of West Bengal the cement plant has been a big boost towards domicile employment generation for the last mile population of the district.""Our plant at Paschim Medinipore is located strategically to ensure timely and faster delivery of cement across the state. West Bengal is an emerging market for infrastructure development withhost of projects under implementation and thereby auguring well for the cement industry in Eastern India. In our first year of operations in Medinipore we are already operating at 95 per cent capacity utilisation,"he said.

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