Tata Projects has secured a substantial $2.75 billion contract to construct Micron Technology’s semiconductor plant in Gujarat. The plant will be equipped with LEED Gold Standards of the Green Building Council along with water-saving technologies which will enable a zero-liquid discharge system.
Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel said, “Under the direction of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi, organising the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gujarat and the policy of ‘Ease of Doing Business’, Gujarat has become the state of choice for investors from all over the world.”
Patel added, “This unit of Micron Company will play an important role in making Gujarat a microchip and semiconductor manufacturing hub by boosting the industrial development of the state.”
Meanwhile, Vinayak Pai, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Projects, emphasised that this partnership underscores Tata Projects’ unwavering commitment to advancing technology, promoting sustainable development, and making significant contributions to the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Pai went on to explain that this collaborative venture goes beyond merely constructing a cutting-edge semiconductor assembly and test plant; it lays the groundwork for India’s technological excellence on the global stage.
The project encompasses the design and construction of a pioneering DRAM and NAND assembly and test facility in India. The initial phase will include 500,000 square feet of cleanroom space, set to become operational by late 2024. Spanning a sprawling 93 acres within the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) area of Chaarodi, Sanand, this project promises to be a monumental development.
The Tata Group-backed company intends to leverage modern construction methodologies, which encompass integrated Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) delivery through 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM) and accelerated construction using hybrid modular techniques. Furthermore, they are in the process of developing a dedicated technological platform that will encompass Engineering, Procurement, and Construction aspects, facilitating a more predictable delivery process and enabling the anticipation and mitigation of potential risks.
Gursharan Singh, Senior Vice President of Global Assembly and Test Operations at Micron, expressed that they chose Tata Projects to oversee the construction of their new facility due to Tata’s exceptional track record in delivering projects of the highest quality, on schedule, within budget, and in adherence to the strictest safety and ethical standards.
Singh believes that this new plant has the potential to revolutionise India’s semiconductor industry This would be Micron’s first factory in the country.
Tata Projects has expertise in providing sustainable solutions in the execution of large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects while also demonstrating strong presence in refineries, petrochemical plants. Meanwhile, Micron is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information.