Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, bagged the ‘Lubricant company of the year’ award second time in a row at the recently concluded 3rd edition of India Wind Energy Forum Excellence Awards; held in Goa. This year’s edition focused on the various factors which will lead to a resurgence in the Indian wind energy sector, making it one of the most favorable wind energy sector globally. Mr. Akhil Jha, Vice President Technical, Shell Lubricants India chaired the session on “Technology for Tomorrow: New Trends” and Mr. Siva Kasturi, Regional OEM Manager – Shell Lubricants India & South East Asia addressed the audience on “Emerging Trends in Turbine Lubrication Challenges in Power Sector".
Elated on the occasion, Mr. Akhil Jha, Vice President - Technical, Shell Lubricants India said, “Customers and technology are at the heart of everything we do at Shell Lubricants. This consecutive industry recognition from The India Wind Energy Forum is a testimony of our continued commitment towards the Indian market. At Shell Lubricants India, our journey has been marked with an approach that is spread across the full spectrum of our value chain. We are dedicated towards catering to the varied maintenance requirements of the wind sector through a host of technologically advanced products and services. We assure our OEMs and customers that we will continue to add more value to their business as a valuable partner.”
India is the fourth largest wind energy producer in the world with 21.2 GW generation in 2016. The government of India has aimed to take it up to 60 GW by 2022. Wind energy is the cleanest form of energy source in terms of carbon footprint intensity and also the fastest growing energy source amongst the energy basket in India. Considering the fast growth of this sector, the key requirements of wind turbines are higher reliability and equipment protection to ensure lower maintenance and asset management cost. Keeping this in mind, Shell Lubricants offers the complete portfolio of products and services for Wind turbines. Shell has responded to the modern challenges in wind turbine lubrication by developing the next generation fully synthetic gear oil - GTL based Shell Omala S5 Wind for the main gear box and greases Shell Gadus S5 V460 KP and Shell Gadus S5 V110 KP for main, yaw and pitch bearings. These products are designed to exceed the modern day challenges in wind turbine lubrication and offer very high level of reliability and lower cost of ownership to the sector.
Commenting on the role of Shell Lubricants India at the conference, Mr. Vijay Kumar, MD, Firstview Group and Wind Insider said, “We are delighted to have a leading lubricants manufacturer like Shell Lubricants as part of the forum to help promote the role of lubricants in the wind energy sector. The objective of this two- day event was to provide the speakers and delegates an opportunity to interact and connect with policymakers, key stakeholders and other industry experts. This forum focused on government policy and the role of renewable energy community in supporting an expedited growth of the wind energy sector in India.”
Represented by CEOs and other senior officials, the event also witnessed participation from reputed firms like Regen Powertech, Mytrah Energy, Grant Thornton India LLP, Tata Power, GE Renewable Energy, Gamesa Renewables Pvt Ltd and Panama Wind Energy, among others.
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