2020-01-13 Product news

Solar plant installed at PCMC Science Park

Solar plant installed at PCMC Science Park by Alfa Laval. An initiative to reduce 51 tons per year of CO2 emissions

Solar plant installed at PCMC Science Park

Alfa Laval initiative to reduce 51 tons per year of CO2 emissions

Pune / Pimpri, January 07, 2020: Alfa Laval India Pvt. Ltd. has provided a 40 KWp solar plant for the Science Park. The Tata Power make plant will provide electricity to the entire building comprising of 2 floors. This initiative is expected to reduce an estimated 51 tons per year of CO2 emissions.

The solar plant was inaugurated today by Hon. Mayor – PCMC, Mrs. Usha (Mai) Manohar Dhore, Mr. Pravin Tupe, Director - Science Park, Mr. Nilkanth Soman, IT Head PCMC and Joint CEO, Smart City PCMC and Mr. Nishant Srivastava, Vice President Legal & Company Secretary and Head - Legal, Cluster India - Middle East - Africa, Alfa Laval India Pvt. Ltd.

Alfa Laval has also provided a demo running model of how solar energy is converted to electricity to enable children to learn from it.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon. Mayor, Mrs. Dhore said: “We are thankful to Alfa Laval for taking up such a project on sustainability aspects and setting up a good example before the corporates and citizen. Through this project we can demonstrate a model for green and clean energy. We are certain that this particular centre shall  benefit out of this project as it will help to reduce its cost on electricity but more than that I am happy to see that the visitors, specifically children, our future generation shall get a chance to learn a sustainable way of generating energy. We need such projects for public health centres, hospitals, schools etc. While thanking Alfa Laval for their contribution and setting a path, I take this opportunity to appeal to corporates-CSR to come forward with innovative ideas and projects, sustainable solutions for making this city an eco-friendly city. We will welcome and extend all our support to such a noble cause."   

Mr. Anantha Padmanabhan, President – India, Middle East and Africa Cluster and Managing Director- India, commented: “The solar plant at the Science Park is part of our commitment to sustainable development. Reducing CO2 emissions is not a choice, it is the need of the hour. We’re glad to be making a contribution towards the realisation of this goal.”

The Science Park has a variety of galleries such as automobile, energy, climate change and fun-science.

Many of the galleries also highlight the new contributions in the scientific spectrum and the amalgamation of science and the environment--demonstrated especially by the energy and climate galleries. The 3D science show, sky observation programme and the Taramandal show are also extremely popular. The 280 interactive installations at the museum cater to more than 800 people per day in the holiday season.

About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2018, posted annual sales of about SEK 40.7 billion (approx. 3.8 billion Euros). The company has about 16,400 employees.

Alfa Laval has been present in India since 1937.

The Indian company holds a unique Group Manufacturing Unit status for supplying Centrifugal Separators, Decanters and Flow equipment for the global market through sales companies across the globe. The company's products & systems are widely used in a variety of applications in Indian industries like Food Processing, Inorganic, Marine, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Energy, Effluent Handling, Steel & Metal, Sugar, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Distillery, Starch, Edible oil Processing and Brewery.

For further information please contact:

Rajita Kumar                                                                              Vinit Mahey
Head, Communications                                                              Mind Matters

India Region (India and South Asia) – Middle East – Africa          M: +91 98901 98913

rajita.kumar@alfalaval.com                                                        vinit@mindmatterscorp.com


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