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Brand Recall for Indian EPC Industry
  • Presenting Indian EPC prowess to the world
  • Experts to deliberate on six themed sessions
  • Dedicated session on contribution of Indian manufacturing sector in global market
The members of Technical Committee met under the aegis of Mr P D Samudra, Managing Director & Member of the Board, Uhde India Private Limited & Deputy CEO ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Regional Cluster India to structure the conference programme around the theme- ‘Strong Indian EPC to Make Brand India Global’ to showcase the prowess of Indian EPC industry. The members had identified this as the need of the hour since the project execution has been in slow-down mode for the past couple of years and the EPC companies are looking at international markets to maintain the growth as far as the Indian players are concerned at global level. Mr Samudra explained that the Indian market is not yet strong and it would still take another year or two for the present government to start thinking about the chemical industry since subsidies and essentials like oil and gas have become the first priority. Until then, EPC players will have to look out for projects outside India. Dr Reinhart Vogel, Managing Director, Linde Engineering India Pvt Ltd, noted the large presence of equipment fabricators in this forum and emphasised on utilising this opportunity to see how the fabricators could successfully be a part of the global EPC supply chains. Mr Samudra added that it is easier for the Indian vendors to work for the EPC approved by foreign companies. International markets in USA, Middle East, Africa & South East Asia are witnessing a surge in number of projects and will offer ample opportunities for the EPC contractors. Chemical industry is heating up especially in Russia, USA and African countries like Ghana & Mozambique, which are geographically close to India. He added that shale gas boom will offer ample future opportunities in the USA, especially for the equipment manufacturers. By and large Middle East will continue to be the most important market because of its closer proximity and no language barriers. Mr Kevin Shah, Managing Director, Kevin Enterprises Ltd and Mr Ketan Patel, Managing Director, Dipesh Engineering Pvt Ltd along with representatives from other organisations like KSB Pumps, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd – to name a few, attended the technical committee meeting. All these organisations have a very successful track record of supplying high quality equipment across various international markets and high-end equipment for some of the leading mega projects globally.

The technical committee has proposed six sessions viz. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Project & Risk Management, Contribution of Indian Manufacturing in Global Market, Development of Process Technology & Integration with Engineering, Construction, and Investments in Downstream Chemical Industry. The board members have decided upon inviting some of the prominent project owners from overseas to showcase Indian capabilities to international project owners and attract the potential customers so as to bring the end-users of EPC & EPCM services to India during the industry meet. The technical committee presented the final programme to the Central Advisory Board on July 27th during the 2nd board meeting under the chairmanship of Mr B Narayan, Group President Procurement & Projects, Reliance Industries Ltd & Chairman CAB EPC World Expo 2015.