Industry First | Daily Industry News Bulletin | 09 Dec 21
The top industry news of the day are:
Jio-BP, Mahindra sign agreement to jointly develop EV charging solutions
Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML), operating under the brand name Jio-bp and Mahindra Group, announced a non-binding MoU for exploring the creation of EV products and services, alongside identifying synergies in low-carbon and conventional fuels. Jio-bp is a joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and UK’s bp plc.
The MoU also covers evaluating charging solutions by Jio-bp for Mahindra vehicles including electric 3- and 4-wheelers, quadricycles and e-SCV (Small Commercial Vehicles – sub 4 tonne). This would include captive fleets and last-mile mobility vehicles of Mahindra Group.
Meta opens new office in Gurugram
Meta, formerly Facebook, unveiled a new office in Gurugram. Spanning 130,000 square feet, across 6 floors, this is Meta’s first stand-alone office facility in Asia, and blends global and local culture.
A statement issued by the company said, “The new Meta headquarters is designed with an open floor plan and its unfinished look. This is meant to inspire collaboration and the consciously exposed concrete pillars and wires on the roof are meant to reflect its start-up roots.”
Healthium Medtech gets US FDA registration for its Sri City manufacturing facility in AP
Healthium Medtech Limited, a global medical devices company focused on surgical, post-surgical and chronic care, announced that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration registration for its manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.
Healthium Medtech operates across eight integrated and scaled manufacturing facilities. Healthium claims to be the first Class 3 medical device company in India to receive a US FDA registration for one of its facilities.
Hitachi Energy automates power distribution for Kolkata Metro’s new line
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, an organization under Ministry of Railways, Government of India, that undertakes major projects on behalf of Metro Railway, selected Hitachi Energy’s advanced power automation and control solution, Micro SCADA X, to control the power distribution, traction substations and auxiliary substations.
According to Metro Railway, Kolkata around 18 million commuters traveling from Howrah, Hooghly, and North 24 Parganas will be served by this extension each year.
Govt approves new Inter State Transmission System Projects of Rs 15893 crore
Indian government has approved new 23 Inter State Transmission System Projects with an estimated cost of Rs. 15893 crore. The new Inter State Transmission System projects comprises of 13 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 14766 to be developed under Tariff Based Competitive Bidding and 10 projects with an estimated cost of Rs. 1127 crore to be developed under Regulated Tariff Mechanism.
The new transmission projects would inter-alia facilitate evacuation system for 14 GW of Renewable Projects in Rajasthan, 4.5 GW of renewable projects in Gujarat, 1 GW Neemuch Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh and feeding areas near Akhnoor and Jammu region by establishing Siot Substation in Jammu.