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Vikram Solar commissions 1MW solar plant for Kolkata Port Trust

Vikram Solar commissions 1MW solar plant for Kolkata Port Trust

Vikram Solar has commissioned a 1 Megawatt (MW) solar plant for Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), The Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust. This is KoPT’s first solar plant located at the Haldia Dock Complex, KoPT. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal.  The ground mounted captive solar plant of KoPT is expected to generate 1.4 million units of green energy per year and reduce approximately 1,260 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “We are proud to partner with Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on their first step towards solarisation. We are confident, KoPT’s commitment towards energy sustainability will inspire other infrastructure development projects and organizations to transition to clean energy sources to meet their power requirements and enable India’s energy security. We hope to partner KoPT in their future ventures towards enhancing their green energy portfolio. As India’s largest solar module manufacturer, we will continue to collaborate with our clients to deliver the best of quality and performance solar solutions, upholding our commitment of enabling clean energy transition in India and across the globe.”

Speaking at the inauguration, A.Ganesan, General Manager (Engineering), Haldia Dock Complex, KoPT said, “We are glad for the successful commissioning of the 1 MW solar plant. This is our first step towards green energy adoption and reiterates our commitment towards contributing to the National Solar Mission while reducing our carbon footprint and effectively choosing to restore the climate. We chose Vikram Solar as our green energy partner for this project after assessing their impressive EPC portfolio, reliable and high-quality products and their robust project-execution capabilities. We have further plans to expand our green energy portfolio and we encourage others to select energy sustainability through solar.”


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