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L&T Shipbuilding installs 40KW roof top system in its Chennai shipyard

L&T Shipbuilding Ltd (LTSB) a Greenfield shipyard and port at Kattupalli near Ennore has installed a 40KWp rooftop solar PV system.

With this installation, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd will be able to draw a significant amount of “green power” for the administration building and therefore fulfill one of the key requirements for securing the Platinum Rating for a Green Building.

TORP Systems Pvt. Ltd. which has commissioned this plant,  is a turnkey provider of solar systems and solar parks and has the capability to deliver a turnkey solution including design, fabrication and installation.

Mr. Ezhilvendhan Senior DGM, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd states that “The energy situation in Tamil Nadu is grim and we need to take steps for development of alternate energy sources. The 40KWp rooftop solar system will generate more than 60,000 units per year and reduce carbon emissions by more than 1000 Tons in the entire lifecycle of the plant. We chose TORP due to a variety of factors such as local manufacturing, technology leadership as well as product safety and reliability. The job was completed on time and met the strict quality and safety norms of L&T. Chennai leads the country in having the largest numberof certified green buildings and once the Administration Building is certified will add to the tally”.

It is interesting to note that L&T Shipbuilding has chosen an third party vendor inspite of L&T-ECC being one of the largest Solar EPC’s in the country.

Mr. V. Ramakrishnan; Director, TORP SYSTEMS expressed happiness to be associated with L&T due to the far reaching commitment shown by the management to lower their carbon footprint and implement new energy technologies. The added significance to this project is that it is an on-site generation of power and there is no need to wheel this power from a remote location.

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