IOB takes over defaulter GPTL’S biomass plant
Orient Green Power Company on Saturday said that Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has taken possession of a biomass plant of its subsidiary Global Power Tech Equipments (GPTL)on account of non-payment of principal and interest due to the IOB. “Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Global Power Tech Equipments (GPTL) has received a letter dated April 26, 2016 from its lender IOB, stating that they have taken the possession of the property of GPTL,” Orient Green Power said in filing to BSE.
The biomass plant has not been in operation for a long time due to non-availability of fuel in the vicinity at economically viable prices, it said, adding that as a result, the unit has not been able to make the payment of Interest and Principal. Global Power Tech Equipments is taking all necessary steps to resolve the issue. Further, the company is considering disposal of this unit in due course of time.
Orient Green Power is the operator and developer of renewable energy power plants. Currently, its portfolio includes biomass, biogas, wind energy and small hydroelectric projects at various stages of development.
As on February 2015, its portfolio of operating projects includes 535.23 mw of aggregate installed capacity, which comprises 429.23 mw of wind energy projects and 106 mw of biomass projects.