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New Mangalore Port Trust solar project commissioned
Bosch offers solution that is equivalent to powering 5,000 urban households



Rele Ameet Shashikant
Phone: +91 80 2299-9777


Roohie Menon
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2017-08-22 | India | Corporate News

  • 4 MW solar project installed at New Mangalore Port Trust
  • Project is estimated to help reduce CO2 emissions by 4,100 tonnes per annum
  • Bosch keen to further expand green footprint with focus on seaports

Bengaluru- Bosch Limited, a leading supplier of technology and services, has commissioned a 4 MW solar project for the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT). The project, executed by the Bosch Energy and Building Solutions (BEBS) team in India, is a ground-mounted installation on a land area of close to 18 acres. It will deliver close to 20,000 units per day for the port’s captive consumption (equivalent to the power consumption of 5,000 urban households).

The Bosch team has leveraged its strong design and engineering expertise in innovating solutions for the PV (Photovoltaic) plant, along with NMPT and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to realize this solar project. The project will contribute to the long-term self-generation of power and to the reduction of CO2 to the tune of nearly 4,100 tonnes per annum. The solar plant will also act as the energy gateway for NMPT, as the main metering from the electricity grid is located at the solar plant itself.

“NMPT is the latest project executed by the Bosch Energy and Building Solutions (BEBS) team. Drawing on their wide experience, our design engineers have ensured that the project delivers long-term value for NMPT. The design of the solar plant is such that it will also allow for future expansion of the project.” said Mr. Venugopalan CM, head, Bosch Energy and Building Solutions. “Sustainable infrastructure is a key element in the development story of India. Bosch views airports and seaports as a focus area for providing energy solutions - this seaport project is an additional feather in its cap. Bosch is proud to be associated with NMPT, one of the first seaports in India to go green with solar energy and thereby contribute to nation building” he further elaborated. Since 2015, Bosch has partnered with Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) to realize solar projects of close to 20 MW capacity and is currently executing a 6 MW solar plant on a canal near the airport. In May 2017, it also commissioned a car-parking solar project and a 2.5 MW solar project near the active runway, for Bangalore International Airport Limited. The NMPT project was awarded to Bosch through a competitive bidding process conducted by SECI. SECI also served as the overall consultant for the NMPT solar project.

About Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 389,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and En-ergy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its custom-ers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic ob-jective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers near-ly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solu-tions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Addi-tionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Lim-ited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering India Private Limited, Automotive Services and Solutions Private Limited, New Tech Filters India Private Limited and Mivin Engineering Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.18,300 crores (1.8 billion euros)* in 2016 of which ₨. 12,950 crores* from third par-ty. The Group in India has close to 18,500 research and development associates.

In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 10,500 crores in 2016.

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