FMO Grants Rs 208 Cr to Srei Equipment For Refinancing Green Projects

Srei Equipment has received credit approval for Rs 208 crore from FMO.

Srei FMO

The industry leader in construction and mining equipment financing, Srei Equipment Finance Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has received credit approval for USD 30 million (Rs 208 crore) from FMO, a Netherlands based Development Finance Bank.

According to Srei, the loan will be fully dedicated to re-financing of green activities of the company, primarily through the financing or leasing of equipment used for solar and wind projects.

Devendra Kumar Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment, said, “Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies. Therefore, for the sake of a sustainable future, we need to consciously make an effort to invest in such environment-friendly measures. This transaction reaffirms our dedication towards building a sustainable future.”

The Delhi-based firm already has an environmental and social management system in place for over a decade, and this debt investment by FMO will further help the company to amplify its ongoing efforts towards responsible financing.

“The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India has set an ambitious target to set up renewable energy capacities to the tune of 225 GW by 2022. The installed renewable power generation capacity in India has also increased at a fast pace over the past few years, posting a CAGR of 19.78 percent between FY14–18. This partnership with FMO will allow Srei Equipment to augment its participation in this high growth segment and contribute to the growth of the nation,” the company issued in a statement.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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