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Finolex Cables to set up solar power plant near Pune

According to reports, a captive 5 MW solar power plant will soon be set up by Finolex Cables Ltd at its manufacturing facility at Urse near Pune with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore.

The proposed plant, expected to be commissioned within six months, will provide electricity for the internal consumption of the Urse facility, which would be pooled with additional State Electricity Board (MSEDCL) supply for night time operations.

“With this in-house experience (setting up of captive solar power plant) we can go ahead and set up larger projects in future,” company’s Managing Director Deepak Chhabria told PTI, after the Finolex Cables’ Board meeting which approved the third quarter results yesterday.

Referring to the company’s future plans, Chhabria said there was good scope for growth in the fibre optic business as the new government initiated projects were expected to spur the demand in the sector.

“There are bright prospects for the segment growth in view of the government projects which envisage laying down of total underground network to be installed and handed over to the Defence services with an estimated investment of Rs 8,000 to 10,000 crore,” he said.

“Tenders are already floated for these projects,” Chhabria added.

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