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Bosch India wins Best Solar Project for the commissioning of the 12 Mw solar plant for CIAL

Bangalore, Nov 26 : Bosch India, a leading supplier of technology and services, was adjudged the winner at InterSolar Award 2015 in the Industrial and Commercial category.

Bosch received this award for the excellence in engineering and execution it brought to the commissioning of the 12 MW solar plant for the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) earlier this year in August.

Commenting on the recognition, Venugopalan C M, head of Bosch India Energy business, said, “The energy team at Bosch India strives to excel in every project we are contracted for, and winning the InterSolar award for the second consecutive year is a testament of our strong engineering capabilities.”

The evaluation criterions based on which Bosch was adjudged winner included, degree of technological innovation, pioneering characteristic, uniqueness, economic, enevironment and society benefits and proof of innovation, among other factors. “CIAL is a project that aptly highlights Bosch’s strength in delivering complex and challenging projects involving special engineering tasks.”

On Aug 18, 2015 Bosch India’s Energy business commissioned a 12 MW solar project for CIAL. Constructed on a land of 50 acres, this is the single largest solar project which has been constructed in an airport in India.

“The project executed by Bosch Energy and Building Solutions (BEBS) team in India is estimated to generate approximately 50,000 units of electricity daily. Through this project, coupled with an earlier installed capacity of 1.1 MW, CIAL is technically ‘grid power neutral’.” the company said in a statement.

Speaking about his experience of partnering with Bosch, V J Kurian, managing director of Cochin International Airport Limited, commented, “Bosch completed the project meticulously and we are happy to have the company execute this project on time and as per standards.”

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