Ciel et Terre International, a French company specialising in manufacturing floating solar equipment, has set up a 50 MW floating solar manufacturing unit in India. As part of its expansion plants, the company has also opened a new subsidiary, Ciel & Terre India, located in Bangalore to leverage the upcoming floating solar opportunities in the country. International Coil Limited will be responsible for the engineering procurement construction (EPC) works of the project.
The company aims to provide technology solutions as well as the design and customisation of the floating structure to take the shape of the reservoir where projects are to be set up. Moreover, the company provides installation of the anchoring system after studying the local wind conditions, water level variation and soil computation.
Ciel et Terre has been awarded a contract to manufacture floats for a 5 MW project on a raw water pond at Sagardighi Thermal Power Project located in Murshidabad, West Bengal. The capacity had been auctioned by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited in March 2018. The company is also in discussion with SECI for a 150 MW floating PV project at the Rihand Dam in Uttar Pradesh.