Make in India is a major national program driven by the Government of India under the able stewardship of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best in class manufacturing infrastructure in our country. The primary objective of this initiative is to attract investments from across the globe and strengthen India’s manufacturing sector.
With the Indian Government’s ambitious growth plans in the energy sector, and the aim to raise contribution in indigenous manufacturing under “Make in India” initiative, Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) awarded an order worth Rs. 4130 Mio to KSB Pumps Limited for supply of 8 nos. Primary Coolant Pumps – RSR 400/2 with related accessories. These pumps will be installed at NPCIL’s Gorakhpur Anu Vidyut Pariyojana 1 & 2 project in Haryana.
With the completion of initial technical as well as commercial formalities; manufacturing of these pumps will commence at the ‘Energy Pumps Division’ of KSB. Delivery of these pumps is expected to begin from June 2021 with a target to complete the order by March 2023.
KSB has been the pioneer in indigenizing Vertical Canister Pumps and Boiler feed Pumps for Super Critical Power Plants … some of which have already been supplied; or are at the dispatch stage! NPCIL has embarked on an ambitious program of 12 PHWR projects of 700 MW at various locations including the 2 at Gorakhpur in Haryana; and KSB in India have taken up the challenge of indigenizing the Primary Coolant Pumps. “For the Gorakhpur and future projects of NPCIL, KSB is now geared up to supply the PCPs made 100 % locally; following receipt of this order. Likewise, the Main Feed Water Pumps for the new projects, if ordered on us, shall also be made by us indigenously,” says Mr. Farrokh Bhathena, Director (Sales & Marketing), KSB Pumps Limited.
KSB in India
To be fully prepared to be in sync with the emerging and accelerated growth needs of the Indian energy majors and the market needs; in April 2017, KSB Pumps Limited inaugurated its 6th Manufacturing base – The Energy Pumps Division – at Shirwal, near Pune. This division will primarily handle the manufacturing of pumps required for Super Critical Power Plants and Nuclear Power Plants. The new facility is housed in an overall plot area admeasuring 100,000 sq. meters.
From its 5 other plants in India, KSB has been manufacturing and supplying Power Driven Centrifugal Pumps and Industrial Valves, reliably and safely, to address the needs of customers from the Water and Waste Water; Agriculture; Construction; General industries; Oil, Refineries and Petrochemicals; and Power Plants including Super Critical Power Plants and Nuclear Power plants, with great aplomb!
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