Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, has partnered with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to support a series of CII Workshops aimed at enhancing energy efficiency in captive power plants. The main objective of the workshops is to facilitate a discussion on the industry best practices and case studies that can demonstrate the latest trends and developments in the power sector. The discussions will bring together captive power plant professionals, general managers and plant heads, power plan engineers, energy managers and auditors, equipment suppliers and students.
At the recently concluded inaugural session, Mr. Nirav Shah, Indirect Lube Technical Coach - West & South, B2BI, Shell Lubricants India was present in Raipur to address the audience on ‘Improving reliability of power plant equipment with improved lubrication practices’. With Shell Lubricants being the only lubricants company at the workshops, Mr. Shah will address similar sessions in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow to highlight the importance of energy efficient lubrication and maintenance practices in power plants. He will further emphasize on how good lubrication practices can contribute towards reducing total cost of ownership.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Akhil Jha, Vice President – Technical, Shell Lubricants India said, “The energy landscape today is marked with numerous challenges. Depleting resources, increased energy demand and inefficient use of energy are some of the key concerns affecting the output of our industries. Keeping this in mind, we actively participate and organise a plethora of knowledge-sharing events that facilitate the adoption of energy efficient practices amongst our stakeholders. The CII Workshops act as an ideal platform for us to directly converse with the energy users across the industries in the country. With this platform, we wish to bring tangible solutions to the industry through sharing best practice and learnings from Shell Lubricants’ collaboration and partnerships with OEMs and customers from all over the world”.
Mr K S Venkatagiri, Executive Director, CII - Godrej GBC commented on Shell Lubricants’ participation and support for the workshop. He said, “We have time and again collaborated with Shell Lubricants India for various platforms pertaining to knowledge sharing and energy efficiency. As an organisation, Shell Lubricants is committed to excellence in technology and innovation. This reflects in the insights and knowledge brought in by the company’s representatives. The workshop in Raipur has been a great success, and we look forward to the discussions spearheaded by Shell Lubricants in the upcoming workshops.”
Some of the other industry experts who were a part of the inaugural session are Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Goyal, General Manager – Mechanical & CPP, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Ranjit Satpathy, Manager – Projects, Danfoss Industries; and Mr. Avinash Kulkarni, Manager - Business Development, Thermax Ltd., besides others.
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