APL Apollo Tubes Partners Ornate Solar for Sustainability

Highlights :

  • The announcement was made by APL Apollo Tubes at ‘Nayi Soch’ Steel Building Solutions conference in Bengaluru.
  • The new partnership will operate from National Capital Region and expects do a business of Rs. 2,500 crore by 2027 fiscal.

In a key development to give a fillip to the solar industry of India, APL Apollo Tubes has collaborated with Ornate Solar for designing, engineering, building and manufacturing innovative structural solutions. The announcement was made by APL Apollo Tubes at ‘Nayi Soch’ Steel Building Solutions conference in Bengaluru.

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The new venture would complement the existing businesses lines of both the firms with the objective to leverage the shared expertise in structural steel engineering and solar energy to build integrated energy solutions which can provide a redefined outlook to sustainable construction.

APL Apollo Tubes believes that the new partnership will do a business of Rs. 2,500 crore by 2027 fiscal. APL Apollo Tubes said that around 250 engineering graduates will be hired for the project. The new venture will be based out of National Capital Region.

It will have an innovation hub, a design centre for advanced technologies and will also have manufacturing facilities in other parts of the country.

APL Apollo said that it is already investing into Direct Forming Technology (DFT) through which it is making customised rectangular steel sections that help in save building costs by upto 15 per cent through engineering. Infrastructure could be built three times faster .

Anubhav Gupta, Chief Strategic Officer, APL Apollo, said on the collaboration with Ornate Solar, “APL Apollo has consistently pushed the boundaries of steel construction with new product launches & revolutionary thinking. We have been the first to introduce structural steel square and rectangular hollow sections upto 300 x 300mm; pre-galvanised (GP) structural steel tubes; Direct Forming Technology and hollow steel sections upto 500 x 500 mm. With InRoof, we are now the first to launch an integrated solar roof for the pre-engineered building industry. This innovative product will use APL Apollo’s existing products such as solar torque tubes and coated products. This is in line with our strategy of creating new markets for our products.”

APL Apollo CSO also added, “In Ornate Solar we saw the same core philosophies of innovation and sustainability which drive their design thinking to create new products. We’re excited to see how we can continue to further disrupt steel construction with this partnership and the addition of these products into our catalogue of building solutions.”

Ornate Solar delves in solar energy development in India and has worked closely with global firms. Till date, it has delivered more than 750 MW capacity of solar projects in the last eight years.

Aditya Goel, Ornate Solar CEO, said, “We’re excited to have this opportunity to bring indigenously designed & engineered products to the global Solar landscape through this association with the Sudesh Gupta group. For over three decades they have revolutionised the steel tubes manufacturing, and are role models for this generation’s entrepreneurs on how to build a sustainable business.”

APL Apollo Group claims to be the largest manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes in India. It has an annual capacity of over 2.6 million tons.

Last year, Ornate Solar inaugurated the largest building integrated rooftop PV system or BIPV in Bhagru, Rajasthan having a capacity of 530 kWp.

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