Castrol sets up JV for wind turbine maintenance business
Castrol has announced the creation of a joint venture with Romax Technology’s InSight business, to combine the former’s global reach and knowledge of wind turbine lubrication with the latter’s expertise in predictive maintenance, software and data analytics for wind turbines.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) as an industrial function comprises of a broad spectrum of activities required to assure that the set-up, equipment and parts of a factory/unit perform the functions for which the facility was constructed.
The Long Shot
Wind energy has been identified as a potential response to India´s crucial power challenges since the 1990s. The sector has undergone a major shift in India, and even after a good 25 years, we still await the full potential of this renewable source to be realised.
Henkel India expands capabilities of its Innovation Centre at Pune
Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited (Henkel India), a fully owned subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, has expanded the capabilities of its Pune Innovation Center with two dedicated laboratories, one for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and the other for Acoustic and NVH.
Interruption of power supply has huge impact on steel plant
For a continuous process plant like an integrated steel plant, reliability and quality of power is very important. The quality of power is generally defined by the voltage variation, frequency variation, and number and duration of interruption.
Anti-dumping will increase the cost of power
AD is not an ideal solution for promoting domestic manufacturers, says Dr. Uma Rajarathnam Head, Clean Energy and Environment Practice, Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Ltd.
R&M should be mandatory in India
In the medium to long term there may be a dire shortage of manpower due to attractive options available in GCC/African countries, feels CK Chacko, Managing Director, Fitwell Construction Pvt Ltd.
Repowering power plants
In the current scenario where India is facing acute power shortage and setting up greenfield plants involves large investment and long gestation period, maintenance, renovation and modernisation of the existing power plants is considered the best option.
R&M is a complex process
Abhijit Lohakarey, Senior Manager - Energy, Utilities & Mining, PwC India shares his view on the renovation and maintenance of power plants in India.