Sterling & Wilson an associate of the Mumbai based USD 2.5 billion Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has bagged a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction order to build a 10MW multi-client Solar PV power park at Karur district in Tamil Nadu in phases. Sterling & Wilson’s turnkey scope of work includes the complete Design, Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the solar power plants within the park.
The company has so far installed 66MW of solar power plants on turnkey EPC basis across India this year. The proposed solar power park is expected to have solar power plants of various sizes totaling 10MW, built over two phases. The first of the two phases would see 6MW of solar power plants being set up by the last quarter of this fiscal, displacing nearly 8640 MT of CO2 annually and lighting up more than 17,000 households.
The proposed solar power park is being promoted by group of leading home textile exporters from Karur district in Tamil Nadu. The companies have a history of promoting adoption of green energy in the country and also operate 55MW of wind power projects in the state of Tamil Nadu. With its first 10MW solar power project, the group has kick-started its foray into solar energy and has revealed its intentions to create a large solar power portfolio over the next few years.
Speaking on the occasion, Bikesh Ogra, President, Solar Business, Sterling & Wilson, said, “We are honored to be chosen by our clients for building this prestigious – first of its kind – multi-client solar power park in Tamil Nadu. Our extensive capabilities in power sector EPC over the last 86 years, backed by our vast execution experience gained from over 150MW of solar PV power projects in India played an important role in
helping us win our customer’s confidence. “We are confident of meeting the customer expectations and commission the projects within the park in the given time schedule,” he added.