BANGALORE, INDIA: Hitachi Asia Ltd. announced that it will demonstrate its leadership in the power sector at the upcoming POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2012.
The event will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 19-21. Billed as the premier event for meeting the major players in the Indian and international power sector, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2012, under the theme “Switching on India’s POWER Future”, will take place along with co-located events Renewable Energy World India and Hydro Vision India.
The 135-square metre Hitachi booth (Hall 11, Booth 1115) will feature a rangeof technologically advanced products and solutions in the power sector of Hitachi and its Group of Companies, including Hitachi Ltd (Power Systems Group), Hitachi Asia Ltd, Hitachi India Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Power Europe GmbH, Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, Hitachi NeST Control Systems Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Metals (India) Pvt Ltd and Hitachi Metglas (India) Pvt Ltd.
To create a more sustainable society, Hitachi is strengthening and accelerating its global development of a Social Innovation Business which provides social infrastructures supported by highly efficient and highly reliable information and telecom technology. India is expected to see an increase demand in the power generation systems business as its economy grows rapidly. Moreover, demand is rising in the country for power control systems, to ensure stable operations, conserve energy and handle power fluctuations. Increased investment is predicted in renewable energy to create a low-carbon society while achieving economic growth.
Hitachi contributes to the power supply of the world through its thermal power generation systems, nuclear power generation systems, renewable energy and power distribution businesses. Exhibits at the Hitachi booth will include the H-25 Gas Turbine, Hydroelectronic Power System, Steam Turbine & Generator, Nuclear Power System, UPS, Medium-Voltage Inverters, Amorphous Transformers, among others.
As India was identified as the Group’s fifth key management area outside Japan in June 2011, Hitachi has been stepping up the pace of its expansion in this region. In the Information & Telecommunication System business fields, Hitachi is expanding its bases in India, for example by establishing new companies and acquiring existing companies, to strengthen offshore functions in the IT consulting business. The Group opened its first R&D Centre in Bangalore in October 2011.
In 2010, Hitachi established BGR Turbines Co. Pvt Ltd and BGR Boilers Pvt Ltd, as JVs with a local company, and has been working to expand the thermal power business in India. In September 2011, Hitachi announced a partnership with Ahmedabad-based Hi-Rel Electronics and the establishment of a new factory for medium-voltage inverters, to expand its power electronics business in India.
In October 2011, Hitachi NeST Control Systems Pvt. Ltd., a JVC between Hitachi and SFO Technologies Pvt Ltd was established in Bangalore. The joint venture aims to build up control system engineering capability, starting with thermal power control systems.
Culmination of Hitachi’s ongoing efforts to promote localization and accelerate locally-led business operations, last month Hitachi Power Europe GmbH and its JV partner BGR Energy Systems Ltd, secured an order from National Thermal Power Corp. (NTPC) to supply two 660 MW utility steam generators (“boilers”) to be set up at Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. The order marks the first successful step taken in a high-growth market for state-of-the-art coal power plants.
Ichiro Iino, MD, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. said: “As one of Asia’s emerging powerhouse, there is a great demand for energy in India to support its industrial, public and housing consumption. Hitachi is committed to India and is expanding its energy and social infrastructure business to meet the unique local customers’ needs and development.”