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Mott's Coca-Cola plant opens in India

3 Jul 13 The INR1,500m (£16.5m) Coca-Cola bottling facility at Varanasi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is now fully operational following the completion of an expansion project.

Mott MacDonald provided engineering, procurement assistance and construction management services on the project on behalf of Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages.

Coca-Cola plans to invest US$5bn (£3.3bn) in India by 2020 in areas such as innovation, access to cold drink equipment and expansion of its manufacturing facilities and distribution network.

The brownfield automated plant is now capable of producing 600 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles per minute following upgrades to its utilities and electrical equipment, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and fire safety systems.

Mott MacDonald project manager Arpan Shah said: “In terms of technical achievement, this is a proud moment for Mott MacDonald. We were able to showcase our world-class industrial expertise in providing solutions to complex design requirements on this project.”

In addition to its role on the Varanasi plant, Mott MacDonald has also been appointed to provide similar services for the Bidadi bottling plant in Bangalore, which is due to be operational by early 2014.  

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