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Rolls-Royce and KOEL, India to Build Gensets for Nuclear Power Plants

Rolls-Royce and KOEL, India to Build Gensets for Nuclear Power Plants

Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL) based in Pune, India, has signed a MoU with MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (MTU), Germany, for stating intent of co-operation for future business whereRolls-Royce will supply MTU Engines and key components and take responsibility for basic engineering and generating set configuration. KOEL, as a main contractor to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., will integrate the systems and assemble and test the equipment on site in India.

Dr. Michael Haidinger (in the middle) and Rajendra R. Deshpande (left)
Dr. Michael Haidinger (in the middle) and Rajendra R. Deshpande (left)

“Working together with KOEL, we see good chances of gaining entry into the emergency genset market for nuclear power stations in India,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, CSO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

Rolls-Royce expects India to focus on nuclear power  in the coming decades with the industry expected to supply a quarter of India’s electricity demand by 2050, NuclearStreet reported.

“This cooperation is enabling us to pool our own experience and expertise as a local supplier with the technological leadership of MTU in the area of NPP emergency gensets,” said Rajendra R. Deshpande, executive director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, during his visit to Friedrichshafen.

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