Spanish firm Travipos SA to set up ethanol plant, concrete sleeper factory in North Bengal


Spanish building materials manufacturer Travipos SA will set up an ethanol plant in West Bengal’s Siliguri and a modern concrete sleeper manufacturing plant in New Jalpaiguri, a senior official said.

The firm will invest ₹150 crore for the ethanol plant and another ₹100 crore for the concrete sleeper manufacturing unit, the official said on Monday.

“Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi, principal secretary of the industries department and other business leaders visited the factory’s premises in Spain’s Constanti recently,” he added.

“Travipos is setting up an ethanol plant of 2 lakh-litre daily capacity in Siliguri at an investment of ₹150 crore. It is also setting up a modern concrete sleeper manufacturing plant at a cost of more than ₹ 100 crore,” he said.

Dwivedi and other officials are part of the delegation led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a 12-day official trip to Spain and Dubai.

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