Punj Lloyd to set up India’s largest solar-based water treatment plant in Bihar
New Delhi: Punj Lloyd Group, the global engineering, procurement and construction conglomerate will set up an Rs 232 crore solar-based EPC Water Treatment Plant for removal of arsenic and fluoride across multiple districts in Bihar.
The company on Tuesday announced winning India’s largest solar-based EPC contract of combined value of Rs 232 crore from the Public Health Engineering Department of the government of Bihar.
The solar water treatment plants, designed and constructed by Punj Lloyd, will resolve the severe groundwater contamination, resulting in many types of diseases including skin and lung cancer.
The scope of work includes design, construction and commissioning of 850 water treatment plants across Bihar, completely solar powered.
“We are extremely proud of this development having only recently launched into the solar utility space. This, being the first mega project of this scale for solar water treatment in the country, is a major breakthrough for the company,” said Punj Lloyd Delta Renewables CEO Dr Tariq Alam.
The combined solar power generation for these plants will be greater than 1.3 MW.