Alstom CEO Meets Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Vilasrao Deshmukh in Paris

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The issue of increasing co-operation to new areas of power and transportation sector were discussed during the meeting held at Paris recently between Sh. Vilasrao Deshmukh,Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Mr. Patrick Kron, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom SA. Sh. B.S.Meena, Secretary (HI), Sh. Rajan Mathiah, Ambassador of India to France and Sh.B.P.Rao, CMD, BHEL, were also present on the occasion. Mr. Kron apprised the Minister about Alstom’s century old presence in India and expressed the desire to strengthen their presence in other infrastructure areas in the country. The Hon’ble Minister expressed his happiness at the existing co-operation for Once-Through Boilers including Super-Critical steam generators between Alstom and BHEL.

BHEL is equipped to meet the requirements of higher-size Supercritical Thermal Plants as a result of the technology tie-up with Alstom – the world leaders in boiler technology having installed more than 4,00,000 MW of boilers globally. BHEL has an ongoing Technology Transfer Agreement with Alstom for design and manufacture of large-size Supercritical Once-Through Boilers. The agreement has enabled BHEL to gain access to Supercritical Technology, hitherto the domain of leading players, thereby enabling it to enlarge its product range. The Agreement includes transfer of state-of-the-art technology to BHEL for any size of Once-Through Boilers and associated Coal Pulverisers. During the period of the Agreement, Alstom will provide training to BHEL engineers as well as support in the design, engineering, manufacture, assembly, testing, erection, commissioning, repair, retrofit and upgradation of the boilers.

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