It is proud moment for all of us at KELD to have been awarded the largest single order in our entire history. M/s Doosan gave us the order for approximately Rs. 14.5Cr (USD 2M) for design, manufacture and supply of 1526 expansion joints within 10 months. It was a huge challenge as never before such a fete was achieved. We took the challenge and re-aligned our design and manufacturing processes to be able to meet this steep requirement. We started production in September 2016 and are happy to note that as on December 31, 2016 we have completed supply of the first unit (510 expansion joints). We are on track currently to meet the second unit delivery within 3 months (by March 2017).
Please watch this space as the content will be updated based on the dispatches of the second and third units.
KELD completed the supply of a large 100% sealing damper to OMIFCO in November 2013. This is to be installed in the existing GT exhaust ducting after the bypass stack and before the HRSG. This was a complicated damper for multiple reasons. There was very little space between the existing structure and the existing NMEJ at the HRSG I/L. The damper was to be designed to fit in this gap and offer a 100% seal for maintenance to be carried out upstream without shutting off the GT.
November 2012 took KELD one notch higher. Owing to their continuous and committed effort in improving quality, FLS bestowed the prestigious "Self Certified Supplier" award to KELD for their exemplary performance on account of quality. It was indeed an honour to receive the award from FLS CEO.
In October 2012 KELD raced ahead and increased the gap with their competitors by moving into their World Class Integrated Manufacturing facility in Gummudipoondi near Chennai. This facility boasts of over 75,000 sq. ft. of shop floor space and has all the necessary infrastructure to process expansion joints and dampers under one roof. With this new facility, KELD has more than doubled its capacity and can process certain orders with short lead times as well.
Keeping with the strategy of diversifying into allied products, Keld Ellentoft India has tied up with a Canadian Damper manufacturer - MCM Steel, Inc. to design and manufacture all types of industrial dampers in India. This product not only complements its existing product range, it also offers a more comprehensive product array to its customers making KELD a one-stop shop for multiple products.
MCM Steel has been designing and manufacturing dampers for several years and has a strong research and development team. With their support and the intense training undergone by Keld personnel for design, manufacturing, inspection and installation, we are confident to meet even the most aggressive requirements on our customers. In fact, we are currently involved in giving a solution to a very unique application where the customer needs to replace the damper every six months and no other damper manufacturer in that region has been able to give a long-lasting solution.
With the power industry on the up-swing, Keld expects order from large players like Alstom, BGR Energy, Cethar Vessels, Thermax, etc. for power projects being executed in India and abroad.
It is indeed an honour to be a small part of the recently conducted Commonwealth games in New Delhi. In record time, Keld Ellentoft India successfully completed the supply and installation of expansion joints for a power plant that was set up near New Delhi (through Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited) to cater to the power requirements of the common wealth games. Keld's personnel not only worked round-the-clock to manufacture these expansion joints and send them to site, but also worked round-the-clock in adverse weather conditions to complete the erection in time for the Commonwealth games. Many units were in large sizes and had to be supplied in split condition. Keld's site personnel were able to complete these split units and install them at site. In fact, the customer also acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of our site personnel for the outstanding work done against many odds to complete the erection on time. The largest size of expansion joint installed at this site was 7.8m x 7.8m.
In 2003, Keld Ellentoft India had decided to expand its wings in the global market and become a world class global supplier. This year, Keld has added one more feather to its cap by just completing one of the largest supplies to a 9-million tonne steel plant in Oman. Keld manufactured and shipped 310 expansion joints for various applications in the plant. Keld's experienced site personnel have been deputed to supervise the installation of these joints. Before this, Keld had supplied all expansion joints to the world's largest Cement plant in USA. No wonder Keld has been winning the Highest Exporter award in its category by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) two years in a row.