Rolls-Royce and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL), the Indian engine and genset manufacturer, have signed a declaration of intent for exclusive cooperation on the building and commissioning of emergency gensets for Nuclear Power Plants in India.
Rolls-Royce will supply MTU engines and key components, and take responsibility for basic engineering and genset configuration. KOEL, as a main contractor to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), will integrate the systems and assemble and test the gensets on site in India.
“Working together with KOEL, we see good chances of gaining entry into the emergency genset market for nuclear power stations in India,” said Dr Michael Haidinger, CSO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
India is putting its focus on nuclear power to help meet its long-term energy requirements. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that nuclear power will form a mainstay of India's power supply. By 2050, nuclear power is to cover one quarter of India's power requirement.
“This cooperation is enabling us to pool our own experience and expertise as a local supplier with the technological leadership of MTU in the area of NPP emergency gensets,” said Rajendra R. Deshpande, Executive Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, during his visit to Friedrichshafen.
KOEL has already delivered 20 emergency gensets to nuclear power plants in India and is today the only Indian company supplying high capacity gensets to NPCIL. MTU has successfully completed numerous projects in the field of nuclear power and its emergency gensets operate in several nuclear power plants in Europe, China and Russia. MTU India Pvt. Ltd. with its integrated facility in Pune and through its distribution network provides sales & support to applications across Industrial, Power Generation, Marine and Defence.
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