10/26/2016STEAG Energy Services takes on operation and maintenance of major Indian power plant

Around 820 employees for new 1200 MW power plant


Essen / Pegadapalli. STEAG Energy Services has concluded an extensive operation and maintenance contract with the Indian power supply utility Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The Essenbased company is to deploy around 220 of its own staff and around 600 employees of contractors at the newly built 1200 MW power plant at Pegadapalli in India’s Telangana region (approx. 250 km from Hyderabad). The STEAG subsidiary’s contract with the state-owned Indian company covers the full scope of O&M services such as operation, maintenance and repair of the power plant, and coal supply and ash disposal.

Dr. Ralf Schiele, Chairman of the Board of Management of STEAG Energy Services GmbH, explains the scenario as follows: “Economies with strong population growth like China and India are constantly expanding their power sectors. And STEAG has always been a pioneer in modern power generation technologies notable for conserving resources and achieving a high degree of efficiency. Especially on the international scene, we enjoy a good reputation as an efficient service provider in the field of operation and maintenance.” The operation and maintenance contract will be implemented by STEAG Energy Services (India) Pvt Ltd (SESI). With the services now commenced for the Pegadapalli power plant, STEAG Energy Services has over 4000 MW covered by O&M contracts internationally.

STEAG successful in India

STEAG operates in India through STEAG Energy Services (India) Pvt Ltd (SESI). The Indian subsidiary of Essen-based STEAG Energy Services was founded in 2001 and currently has just under 1000 employees, while also employing another approx. 1000 staff from contractors. The company supplies engineering services, operation and maintenance and optimization programs for India’s booming energy sector. Demand in India for secure power supplies is constantly rising. By March 2017, India plans to increase its electricity generation capacity from both conventional and renewable sources by 44 percent (base 2014).

Ulrich Sigel, Member of the Board of STEAG Energy Services, emphasizes the importance of an efficient interplay between conventional and renewable energy sources: “From our point of view, energy efficiency is the factor paving the way for an environmentally sound energy future. With our technical expertise, we help to develop solutions for future-proof power supply both at home and abroad. We therefore regard the task of increasing efficiency in conventional generation facilities as a necessary step in the successful implementation of an ‘energy transition’ – also in India.”

Over and above that, STEAG Energy Services has been the consultant and efficiency service provider for an extensive efficiency program established by the German development agency GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), and on the Indian side by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). In that program, over 100 engineers were trained and annual savings of 1.6 million metric tons of CO2 were achieved.

About SCCL

SCCL is a state-owned coal mine operator, and in future also a power supply utility, in the state of Telangana. 51% of the company is owned by the government of the state of Telangana, and 49% by the Indian government. SCCL currently operates 32 underground mines and 16 open cast mines. The total production in the 2014-15 year was approx. 53 million metric tons. In Pegadapalli, SCCL put a new hard coal fired power plant with two identical 600 MWel units into operation last spring.


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