West Bengal obtains 5.4 MW Floating Solar With Sagardighi Project

Jun 11, 2021 10:47 AM ET
  • West Bengal obtained the very first of what its hopes will be several floating solar plants, with the appointing of the 5.4 MW Sagardighi plant by Ciel et Terre. PSU Engineering significant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) was the EPC companion for the project.
West Bengal obtains 5.4 MW Floating Solar With Sagardighi Project
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Ciel et Terre is a french floating professional, and the globe's biggest floating solar company which just recently crossed the 500 MW milestone for floating solar, implemented the project. Their remit consisted of design, float supply, securing and also mooring, besides guidance. The project had actually been pointed out as worth Rs 22 crores at the time of quantity. BHEL had actually floated the tender for the plant back in 2019. It utilized 16,880 photovoltaic panels with 320 Wp ability BHEL make.

For BHEL, the appointing is a feather in the cap of what has rapidly end up being the largest floating solar portfolio in the nation, in regards to projects appointed as well as in the pipeline.

Back in September last year, the West Bengal government had stated strategies to focus much more on floating solar, taking into consideration the stress on land in the state. And also the wide variety of ponds and lakes.

The plant has been appointed for The West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd (WBPDCL). It is built upon a raw water pond (number 3) at the Sagardighi Thermal Power Project owned by WBPDCL in the Murshidabad district.

Spread over a location of 10.22 hectares, Ciel et terre's Hydrelio Equato floats, in your area produced under 'Make in India', have actually been utilized right here. Speaking on this event, Deepak Ushadevi, MD CIEL & TERRE INDIA claimed "Countries like India with huge range thermal power plants can benefit from floating solar to reduce their restricted consumption, water evaporation, and also conserve land space. WBPDCL took the very first step to start a.

floating project 3 years back and throughout the years, went beyond all difficulties with the help of enthusiastic & passionate project monitoring authorities from WBPDCL including Mr. Bitu Biswas, the project planner as well as today we witnessed a considerable turning point towards our objective for an environment-friendly change".

In 2019, CIEL & TERRE INDIA commissioned its initial pilot 452 KWp project at CIAL Cochin as well as.

introduced its setup of 14.7 MWp floating solar project in May 2021. Currently, CIEL & TERRE INDIA is performing the mega floating project to the dimension of 75 MWp in South India and Hydrelio floats are being produced by CIEL & TERRE INDIA at Kerala factory. This year CIEL & TERRE INTERNATIONAL, introduced a Global R&D facility in Bangalore for ingenious engineering and new item development activities.

WBPDCL likewise has exceptional tenders for two floating solar projects, 10 MW at Sagardighi thermal nuclear power plant as well as 5 MW at Singareni thermal power plant.

For BHEL, most of the floating solar victories have come with sites linked to thermal plants up until now. For India, some of the biggest prepare for floating solar at storage tanks of dams are still stuck, as project execution has been seen as calling for much more study of neighborhood geology and also various other variables. Delays at Ciel Et terre's regional manufacturing had actually also been pointed out by programmers at Rihand website.

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