Wartsila India shifts to eco-friendly office
Wartsila has shifted its office to a more economical and environment-friendly neighbourhood within Chennai, India. The new workplace enables Wartsila to economize on cost as well as ensure easy access for all activities taken under one roof for its land and marine customers.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Sarin, Managing Director of Wartsila India Ltd said, "Chennai is an important hub for business in India. Our power plants are well-known for their flexible design, high efficiency and low emission levels for base load, peaking and industrial self-generation purposes as well as for the oil and gas industry.
In the shipping sector, every second ship is serviced by Wartsila and every third ship is powered by Wartsila. Our Service business in India caters to Gas Conversion of existing HFO engines, up-gradation, retrofits, efficiency improvement, environmental solutions, Turbine Generators, Oil and Gas (Rigs etc), Onshore & Offshore, Dry Docking and workshops and servicing coastal ships, Defence (Navy / Coast Guard) and OSVs and even more."
"Wartsila India is committed to the growth of the services sector. We aim to be the most valued business partner of all our customers. Our new office is designed to give our customers value for money and superior quality service which they have come to rely on from us," he added.
James Rajan, VP Services, Wartsila India added "Through innovative products and services, we set out to be the most valued business partner of all our customers. We support our customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations by optimizing efficiency and performance by providing the broadest portfolio and best services in the industry for both ship power and power plants. We provide service, maintenance and reconditioning solutions which includes spare parts, field service, operations and maintenance services, and several innovative new customer support services, such as service for multiple engine brands in key ports, predictive and condition-based maintenance."
Wartsila India is a thought leader in the power sector and has been instrumental in changing the dynamics of the industry in India. Recently, the company had commissioned a study titled ‘Optimal Power Generation Mix for India: Addressing Sustainability and Peak Power Demand Management’ to determine the optimum generation mix for India, where large coal based power plants can be supplemented with gas based distributed power plants for 24×7 power availability in a sustainable manner.
Two scenarios are envisaged: an ‘as is’ scenario where growth in generating capacity is predominantly through the addition of baseload plants, and an alternative scenario based on a mix of Base Load generation and High Efficiency, High Flexibility, Distributed Power (HEHFDP) peaking plants with their inherent operational flexibility. These HEHFDPs instead of working out of a central location are strategically located near the consumption centres.
The study showed that creating an optimal generation mix to meet peak demand vis-a-vis an ‘as is’ generation mix would deliver savings in five key areas: efficiency, carbon emissions, land usage, water consumption and capital expenditure.
The company had earlier conducted a pan-India study on the ‘Real Cost of Power’ which estimates that Rs1,00,000 crore has been invested on power back-up equipment so far, while an additional Rs. 30,000 Crore is spent every year as operational expense on generating back-up power. The report specified that while initiatives such as the setting up of Ultra Mega Power Plants will, hopefully, help in adding base load capacities in the country, it is about time to look at other complementary technologies and solutions to impart much-needed flexibility into the system and to improve peak-load management.
Wartsila is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.