C4V and Trot Solutions recently announced their pact to develop green and self-sustainable ports in India. Under the pact, they will work jointly to convert India’s existing and new ports into green facilities.
Kuldeep Gupta, President (Strategic partnerships) at C4V, told pv magazine, “C4V will provide customized solar-plus-storage solutions to the port operators as per their power demand patterns. We will do the complete EPC, from solar installation and connection to batteries to connecting the whole system to the grid.”
“Trot will act as the project developer. They have good experience in operations and maintenance of port equipment and understand the power requirements of various equipment’s at port,” said Gupta.
C4V will supply battery pack solutions imported from its factories in USA and UK.
“We aim to make Indian ports sustainable by providing solar + storage or solar + wind + storage solutions to do away with the use of grid/fossil fuel-based power for all port equipment,” said Gupta. “Three key points signed in the MoU with Trot Solutions include developing new green ports and conversion of old ports on green power, supporting port equipment like cranes, trailers, forklifts, and port trucks with batteries, and also electrification of small supply vessels, tugs, and pilot vessels with conversion from IC engines to lithium ion batteries powered.”
C4V is also working to set up a giga-scale battery cell manufacturing in India to cater to large-scale projects in battery energy storage solutions and e-mobility segments.
”C4V has successfully deployed its technology in energy storage and electric mobility segments and is now excited to help develop green and self-sustainable ports in India with Trot Solutions. Our advanced battery solutions will enable ports to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Gupta.
“India is a key market for C4V enjoying a coastline of 7,500 kilometers where many seaports still need to be developed and more power will be required, which could be delivered via green energy as well as energy storage solutions. Our target is to convert 20% of Indian ports into green by 2025 and 50% to run on green power by 2030. Electrification of vessels will be a great step forward in support of the government’s zero waste discharge policy for port operations,” Gupta added.
Rizwan Ali, managing director at Trot Solutions, said the partnership will reduce the burden of the grid, enable power in rural areas, and create job opportunities for India.
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