Emissions

Exclusive to IIICorp: Japanese firm IBIDEN Co Ltd shows interest in BHEL’s emissions contract

ibidenTokyo-based IBIDEN Co Ltd is among several companies, including Chinese firms, that have submitted their expressions of interest (EOI) to state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for a proposal to design and engineer the latter’s emission control systems for power plants and its integration with the boilers on a project-to-project basis. A BHEL official also told IIICORP that the EOI is applicable to all BHEL power plants across the country. According to its website, the power major has 20,000 MW installed capacity and going by IIICORP metrics, the contract could be worth upwards of USD 400m. The EOI comes in the wake of recent emission norms laid down by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

IBIDEN Porzellanfabrik Frauenthal GmbH, a subsidiary firm majority owned by IBIDEN Co Ltd, manufactures the CERAM brand of catalyst and industrial honeycombs at its facility in Frauental, Austria. CERAM has developed into a global supplier of catalysts and industrial ceramics and currently has customers in more than 40 countries with over 400 employees. In the course of its international expansion, the company has set up subsidiaries in the United States and South Korea. The introduction of progressive environmental legislation around the world is a key driver of the CERAM´s business activities, says its website. The company’s environmental management system ensures responsible use of natural resources and systematically reduce its wastewater, solid waste streams, and atmospheric emissions.

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IIICorp Speaks with Indian Minister of Power

IIICorp had the opportunity to speak with Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power at last night’s Mumbai Press Club RedInk Media Awards at Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Minister Goyal has set ambitious targets, aiming to reduce carbon emissions by 30-35 percent. He provided encouraging feedback on IIICorp, particularly regarding our potential role in aiding India in meeting its emissions reduction and energy efficiency goals.

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At the ceremony, the minister thanked the media for bringing awareness to the fact that over 400 remote villages in India have become uninhabitable due to lack of power. The government is currently leading aggressive efforts to reestablish power in these rural areas. Measures to ensure transparency throughout this process have been implemented, engaging over 500 qualified engineers located throughout the country. Real-time data, available to the public through a mobile app and web dashboard called GARV, will be uploaded as villages become electrified.

(For more information on GARV, visit http://garv.gov.in/dashboard)