With the Indian Government’s ambitious growth plans in the energy sector, and the aim to raise contribution in indigenous manufacturing under “Make in India” initiative, M/s Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has awarded an order worth Euros 55 million (Rupees 4130 million) to KSB Pumps Limited for the supply of eight primary coolant pumps – RSR 400/2 and related accessories. These pumps will be installed at NPCIL’s Gorakhpur Anu Vidyut Pariyojana 1 & 2 project in Haryana.  

With the completion of the initial technical as well as commercial formalities, manufacturing the pumps will commence at KSB’s Energy Pumps Division in Shirwal, near Pune. Delivery of these pumps is expected to commence in June 2021 with a target to complete the order by March 2023.

“Make in India” is a major national program driven by the Government of India under the stewardship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build a ‘best in class’ manufacturing infrastructure in India. The primary objective of this initiative is to attract investments from across the globe and strengthen India’s manufacturing sector.

KSB Pumps Ltd has pioneered the indigenous manufacture of vertical canister pumps and boiler feed pumps for super critical power plants, some of which have already been supplied or are at the dispatch stage. NPCIL has embarked on an ambitious program of 12 PHWR 700 MW projects at various locations throughout the country, including the No. 2 project at Gorakhpur for which KSB Pumps Ltd have taken up the challenge of manufacturing the primary coolant pumps in India.

For the Gorakhpur and future projects of NPCIL, KSB Pumps Ltd is now geared up to supply the primary coolant pumps following receipt of this order. The company will also be able to manufacture the main feed water pumps for the new projects at the Energy Pumps Division, should this part of the project be secured by KSB Pumps Ltd.

KSB in India…

In order to be fully prepared to be satisfying the emerging and accelerated growth of the Indian energy industry and the market needs, KSB Pumps Limited inaugurated its sixth manufacturing base – The Energy Pumps Division – at Shirwal, near Pune in April 2017. Located on a 100,000sq.m. site, this division will handle primarily the manufacture of pumps required for super critical power plants and nuclear power plants.

At its five other plants in India, KSB manufactures and supplies  power driven centrifugal pumps and industrial valves to address the needs of customers from the water and waste water, agriculture, construction, general industries, oil refineries and petrochemicals, and power plants including super critical power plants and nuclear power plants.

KSB Pumps Ltd was founded in India in 1960 and is part of KSB SE & Co. KGaA., – one of the world’s leading suppliers of pumps, valves and systems. Combining innovative technology and excellent service to provide intelligent solutions, the company has long been offering innovative and strong solutions to cater to the myriad needs of the Indian customer. Industries where the company has a strong presence include power, oil, building services, process engineering, water treatment, water transport, etc. The activities of KSB’s in-house research centre focus on the areas of hydraulics, sealing technology, materials, production technology and automation.

Today the KSB group has a presence on all the continents with its own sales and marketing companies, manufacturing facilities and service operations. More than 14,500 employees generate annual consolidated sales revenue of over two billion Euros, worldwide.