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Lauren-Jyoti wins 50-mw solar power project

EM NEWS BUREAUSaturday, October 08, 2011, 11:13 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 8Lauren-Jyoti a joint venture between USbased Lauren Engineers & Constructors Inc and Mumbai-based Jyoti Structures Ltd has won a $123-million order to build a 50- mw concentrated solar power plant in India. An official from Jyoti Structures explained that the joint venture christened Lauren- Jyoti Pvt Ltd will be based in Mumbai.

The order placed by Godawari Green Energy Ltd, a division of Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd, is scheduled to complete by 2013. The project falls under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

In a concentrated solar plant, carefully positioned mirrors focus sunlight on pipes carrying fluid. The fluid heats up to several times the boiling point of water to create steam that powers a turbine, generating electricity, a release from Lauren noted.