What makes Payal Industrial Park a perfect place for chemical facilities?

What makes Payal Industrial Park a perfect place for chemical facilities?

With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, adequate water availability, waste management, and multi-modal connectivity - PIP is an ideal location for nascent industrial sectors

  • By ICN Bureau | June 21, 2023

The burgeoning economic growth of India in recent years can be largely attributed to the crucial role played by industries, which in turn, owe their growth to the supporting infrastructure and services provided by industrial parks. These specialized zones have been instrumental in fostering industrial growth across diverse sectors, including manufacturing, production, and logistics. Industrial parks are strategically located in areas that offer a range of favorable conditions to industries, including but not limited to, access to robust transportation networks, a skilled and educated workforce, and a regulatory environment that is conducive to their operations.

Taking inspiration from this thought, and with the aim of contributing to India's GDP, Arete Group, one of the largest industrial park developers in India, took a step and came up with an innovative and ground-breaking venture - PIP (Payal Industrial Park). PIP is spread across 3,500 acres in Dahej PCPIR and serves as a golden opportunity for any industry that is looking to flourish in the long run. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, adequate water availability, waste management, and multi-modal connectivity - PIP is an ideal location for nascent industrial sectors.

Dahej PCPIR is India's first operational Petroleum Chemicals Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR), which is a Special Investment Region defined for chemical industries. It is a gateway to industrial prosperity and business development in India. Its advantageous location near the industrial hubs of Gujarat results in reduced transportation costs and shorter delivery times for crucial cargo.

Challenges in Finding Right Industrial Park

Finding the right industrial park that suits all your needs is a complex and challenging process. It may seem a daunting task at first. Key challenges in finding right industrial park:

● Finding the right location is important as it impacts transportation costs, proximity to suppliers and skilled labor are critical to the success of your business.

● A reliable and adequate infrastructure is crucial for any industrial park, a lack of which can lead to delays and higher costs.

● Cost of industrial parks may vary depending upon the infrastructure, facilities, location, and other factors. Finding a park that meets the budget and offers good value for money is a challenging task.

● Depending upon business needs, one may require specific amenities like office space, logistics, effluent discharge plant, and warehousing. An industrial park that offers all of these is difficult to find.

● One of the main challenges in locating suitable industrial land is dealing with numerous approval processes involved, such as obtaining environmental clearance, securing water and electricity connections, managing construction, and finding sufficient manpower. Even after the industry has been established, ongoing support and guidance is often needed to ensure the business runs smoothly. PIP handholds their partners throughout the journey.

Are you acquainted with the myriad of factors that render PIP a highly conducive environment for your industrial endeavours? 

PIP occupies a conspicuous and noteworthy position

As PIP is located in Dahej, it takes the advantage of its central location, and multi-modal connectivity, with easy access to ports, railways, airports, and highways. It is conveniently located on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor via National Highway 48. PIP has close proximity to three main ports - Dahej Port, Kandla Port, and Mundra Port. These ports are situated on the western coast and are the largest ports in India. Air - PIP benefits from its proximity to two major international airports - Surat and Ahmedabad. Rail - PIP benefits from its proximity to the western railway network.

Infrastructure is most conducive and advantageous

PIP is very carefully planned in a resource-rich state and is equipped with the most essential infrastructure, and master planning overseen by CH2M. The Payal Industrial Park has also been approved for a total 92 MLD of treated water and 50 MLD in Phase 1, and 66 kVA substation approved within the park. Also for further demand the surrounding area is home to 33 planned and operational sub-stations, ensuring a steady supply of power. PIP is developing 2.5 MLD CETP in Phase 1 while having approval of a total 50 MLD CETP from the Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Climate Change Department and has approval for 40 MLD deep sea discharge line in GIDC pipe line. Shovel-ready plots are available, allowing for immediate construction.

Location that is marked by a high degree of versatility

PIP, owing to its location in Gujarat, a state known for its vibrant economy and dynamic industrial landscape, serves as an ideal destination for both established enterprises seeking to expand their operations, and emerging industries striving to make their mark in the competitive global marketplace. The strategic position of PIP further enhances its appeal, with its proximity to key markets in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia, allowing industries to leverage the vast potential offered by these regions. Moreover, PIP forms an integral part of the Indian government's PCPIR program aimed at catalyzing chemical industry investment in Asia. The West India PCPIR, which spans 453 square km has obtained the necessary environmental clearances, significantly reducing the time and effort required for setting up industries in the region.

Most advanced effluent treatment plant

The PIP has developed a CETP (Common Effluent Treatment Plant) that is unparalleled in its comprehensive inlet norms for chemical industries. With an inlet COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) level of 5,000 ppm, this first-of-its-kind project in India aims to treat the parameters to meet the marine discharge norms of 250 COD. As a result, most chemical industries will only need to establish their initial chemical treatment process such as MEE (Multiple Effect Evaporation) and primary treatment, without needing to install biological treatment processes on their premises. This approach helps industries to utilize their space for manufacturing purposes.

What’s new

The Experience Center - The one of its kind technologically advanced experience center set up in PCPIR works great for industries to take a tour and get the look and feel of the place. The Experience Centre at PIP is a unique selling point that sets it apart from other industrial parks. This three-dimensional virtual tour has been created to simplify and enhance the experience for industry professionals. Visitor companies are taken on an insightful demonstration tour of the Park, showcasing its exceptional facilities that are ideal for businesses seeking more space or fresh ideas. Since its inception, this cutting-edge facility has engaged and educated industry players through its ground-breaking virtual experience. Visitors from around the globe can gain insight into how to plan and envision their future expansion, providing a glimpse into what their new manufacturing plants will look like when operational.

Apart from this, there are physical office spaces where the companies get an opportunity to work, if they want to set up their industry in PIP, they can work with their employees in the office initially. Without any hassles, the work will not be interrupted. A resort-like stay is also under construction so as to provide comfort and convenience for every industry that is planning to set up in PIP.

Connection to the Indian market

PIP offers convenient access to the Indian market, manpower is readily available nearby, and other ancillary products as a part of the industrial cluster. It’s an ideal location for water-intensive and pollution-creating industries such as chemical, agrochemical, fertilizer, dye intermediates, pigments, polymer, rubber, metals etc. As a result, any industry associated with it is certain to enjoy a significant advantage in the Indian market. With its prime location and exceptional facilities, the PIP is set to gain increasing traction with each progressive day.

Support in non-core activities

PIP focuses on supporting all the non-core activities and creating a valuable product around them. The focus of PIP is to enable or empower the industries to focus on their core activity which is to manufacture products and create markets. PIP creates solutions around - all regulatory approvals and following on compliances such as GPCB, procurement of water, waste treatment and disposal, and livability solutions. Apart from Infrastructure, creating a value-added product around these non-core activities is a prime focus area of PIP.

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has granted PIP Environment Clearance under 7(C) A Category, enabling industries in the chemical sector such as Chlor-Alkali, Fertilizer, Agro Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Textiles, Dyes & Dye Intermediates, Pigment & Pigment Intermediates, Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Polymers, and Inorganic Chemicals to begin construction of their green field project quickly.

Following the perks of having your industry in Dahej Gujarat, PIP has become the talk of India for driving business and commerce for greater economic stability. The aim and vision of Arete group: ” To be a strong growth engine for businesses, and create value for stakeholders” justify completely as soon as you enter the success drive of your industry.

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