OCL India inaugurates West Bengal’s first and largest 5.5 MW Solar PV Power Plant

OCL India inaugurates West Bengal

OCL India Ltd. a Dalmia Bharat Group company inaugurated 5.5 MW Solar PV Power Plant for use by its cement grinding unit in Salboni, West Bengal.  OCL’s 1.35Mt/yr grinding plant was set up in 2014 with an investment of USD 93m.

Representing OCL India’s management team during the inauguration of the solar plant was Director and CEO OCL India Limited Amandeep, and SE and Area Manager of WBSETCL Amitabha Chowdhury.

Speaking at the inauguration Amandeep said “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 with a host 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% capacity utilization,” he further added “the solar plant we inaugurated today would generate approximately 8.25 Million kWh 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”.

OCL India also has two cement plants at Cuttack and Rajgangpur in Odisha with a combined production capacity of 5.35 Mt/yr.

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