Leaning towards cogeneration projects

“People across the globe think of CTMI as they are looking for a unique waste heat recovery solution,” exclaims Raman Roop Sawhney, Managing Director, Chola Turbo Machinery International Pvt. Ltd.
 Most of the countries are too dependent on funds, fuel and policies for their cogeneration sector development. In a conversation with EPR, Raman Roop Sawhney shares why all developing countries and emerging markets in Africa and South-East Asia are slowly reducing their dependence on oil (DG sets) and opting for standard cogeneration projects.
Growth factors for cogeneration marketGrowth of the cogeneration market is dependent on the availability and accessibility of funds and fuel, and both factors rely on policies adopted by both central and local state governments. Industry-friendly policies focusing on power infrastructure development would make cogeneration projects more feasible and attract funding. Similarly, smarter fuel planning would go a long way in making these projects run successfully for a long period of time.
Quality products and servicesToday a customer (Indian or international) has two basic expectations: quality of the product and quality of the service. When Chola Turbo Machinery International (CTMI) aims to compete with all multinational brands based on its products, which are of international standards, CTMI aspires to offer excellent services as well. This healthy competition keeps CTMI on its toes to carry out more R&D activities for development of newer products. This also forms strategic alliances with local partners around the globe to offer prompt services. In the past 3 years, CTMI has developed two new models and tied up with engineering firms from USA, Canada, Ireland and Italy.
Staying ahead of competitionThe key focus area for CTMI has always been its strength in design and commitment to offer a tailor-made solution for a customer’s requirement. Despite having three manufacturing facilities in India, CTMI has successfully avoided the rat race of mass producing steam turbines. It also believes that a customer’s unique requirement deserves a customised solution. This resolve has paid off by enabling CTMI to manufacture steam turbines for a variety of applications, ranging form nuclear power and geothermal power to small API standard pump drive turbines.
Cogeneration trendsLike India, other countries are too dependent on funds, fuel and policies for their cogeneration sector development. What CTMI is witnessing is that due to better awareness of  climate change and government’s environmental initiatives, all developing countries and emerging markets in Africa and South-East Asia are slowly reducing their dependence on oil (DG sets) and opting for standard cogeneration projects. Meanwhile, all CTMI customers based in North American and European countries are focusing on innovative and effective waste heat recovery solutions.
‘Make In India’ mission Deep space exploration has always been considered as pinnacle of science and engineering. The success of indigenously made Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan in the past 3 years has made the world sit up and take notice of India’s potential in science and technology. It is no coincidence that CTMI was able to breach previous untouched markets like North America and Europe within this period. Make in India and hence a “Made in India” product is now something the people associate with excellent quality and innovation. It is a matter of pride that CTMI — an Indian steam turbine manufacturer — is offering turbines which are CE marked and running successfully all over the globe, while competing with all major steam turbine manufacturers.
CTMI in current market scenarioAs a manufacturer of steam turbine with a vast range (5 KW to 30,000 KW), CTMI is committed to offer a tailor-made solution which is cost effective, efficient and robust — whether slow-speed turbines for industrial base load applications or API 611/612 standard pump drives turbines. Its desire to be a globally recognised brand has led to continuous R&D in design and expansion all across the globe. Having earned a reputation of being a company not shying away from challenges, people across the globe think of CTMI as they are looking for a unique waste heat recovery solution.

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