BAT Planning Solar Plant in Bangladesh; Boond Solar Awarded Contract

British American Tobacco (BAT) has contracted Boond Engineering Bangladesh (Boond Solar) to develop a 1.75 MW solar project in its premises in Bangladesh

British American Tobacco (BAT), a British Multinational established in 1902 and the largest manufacturer of cigarettes worldwide, is planning to set up a solar power plant in its premises in Bangladesh. To offset the power that it consumes, the firm has awarded the contract to Boond Engineering Bangladesh, a sister firm of Boond Solar to develop the project.

BAT has contracted Boond to develop a 1.75 MW solar power plant on its premises.

“Pleased to inform you all that British American Tobacco (BAT), Bangladesh, a British Multinational, established in 1902 and the largest manufacturer of cigarettes worldwide, has awarded a contract to our sister concern Boond Engineering Bangladesh Pvt Ltd, to develop a Solar plant of capacity 1.75MWp in their premises in Bangladesh,” said Bhaskar Palit, MD, Boond Solar.

Further adding that “it is an honour and privilege to be appointed as the partner of BAT, Bangladesh in their Green Energy journey and we are committed to delivering the very best.”

Recently, we had reported that the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), one of the top 10 business management schools in India, is planning to set up a 1 MW solar power plant in its newly established Delhi-NCR campus in Jhajjar, Haryana. Pursuant to which the Catholic business school had appointed Boond Solar to install the plant on campus.

“XLRI, one of the most prestigious and premier institutes of India, has appointed Boond Solar to install the solar plant of approximately 1 MWp, in their Delhi NCR Campus in Jhajjar, Haryana and we are committed to meet the expectation and faith, their management has shown on us,” said Palit at the time.

As per reports, the new campus is spreadover an area of 36 acres, has been designed to promote eco-friendly living and to foster climate consciousness. The orientation of the campus buildings has been planned using detailed sun studies and applying concepts of solar-passive architecture. The areas that receive harsher sunlight have a second skin in the form of ventilated cladding. The new campus has earned a Gold-level Green Building Certification, and it has been designed using IGBC guidelines to be able to achieve a platinum rating from IGBC in the future.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for