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Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd signs MoU with MTU Friedrichshafen, GmbH

  • MTU to supply engines; and KOEL to integrate the systems, assemble and test the gensets
  • KOEL to supply emergency diesel gensets for possible NPPs in India

Pune, 5 February 2015:Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (KOEL), India’s largest engine and genset manufacturer, and MTU Friedrichshafen, GmbH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently announcing an exclusive cooperation on the building and commissioning of emergency diesel gensets (EDG) for possible future requirements of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) in India.

During his visit to Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the occasion of the signing, Rajendra R Deshpande, Executive Director, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, said, “The signing of this strategic MoU with MTU keeps us prepared for the next phase of EDG-NPP in India.” He further added, “KOEL being the largest genset manufacturer in India, this technological association with MTU will further strengthen KOEL’s dominance in the area of back up gensets.”

“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.

According to the agreement, MTU Friedrichshafen, GmbH will supply MTU engines and key components, and take responsibility for basic engineering and genset configuration. KOEL will integrate the systems and assemble and test the gensets on site in India.

KOEL has already delivered 20 emergency gensets to nuclear power plants in India and is today the only Indian company supplying high capacity gensets to NPCIL. MTU has successfully completed numerous projects in the field of nuclear power and its emergency gensets operate in several nuclear power plants in Europe, China and Russia.


About Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd

Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) is the leading manufacturer of small and medium diesel engines, large engines for nuclear, marine and stationary power plants and power generating units for residential, commercial, marine, defense applications and off highway equipment. KOEL is also a dominant player in the agriculture pumpsets market. First incorporated in 1946, KOEL today is the largest producer of non-automotive diesel powered engines in India. The company has over 2400 employees spread across the country.

Headquartered in Khadki, Pune, KOEL has four state-of-the-art manufacturing units, four regional offices and 13 network offices spread across major cities and rural agriculture destinations in India. With a strong integrated distribution network, KOEL supplies diesel engines to international markets as well, including Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

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