ELECRAMA-2012 : The world’s largest show for Power T&D, Electrical & Industrial Electronics
Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), India’s nodal agency representing the manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipments in India will be organizing the 10th edition of ELECRAMA. To be held from January 18-22, 2012 in Mumbai, India, the five day expo will be the World’s largest one-stop-shop for Power transmission and distribution, and electrical and industrial electronics.
For the first time, Indian Government’s three key ministries – Ministry of Power, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion – have come forward to support this signature event that has potential to catapult India on the global stage.
Ms. Indra Prem Menon, Chairperson ELECRAMA 2012 said: “India is on the cusp of infrastructure revolution and the Power sector has a key role to play. As per estimates, US$ 600 billion (Rs 27,00,000 crore) of planned investments in Power generation, transmission and distribution are at various stages of progress and ELECRAMA 2012 will play a huge catalyst role in bringing investors, manufacturers and decision makers together. At IEEMA we are glad to present this ‘India Power Factor’, a global platform that will position India in the right perspective.”
ELECRAMA is the world’s largest electrical T&D exhibition held biennially in Mumbai, India since 1990. From its humble beginnings in 1990 which saw 283 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors, it has grown to be the world’s largest one-stop-shop for electrical and industrial electronics. 95% of the Indian Electrical Industry manufacturers across the entire T&D value chain conforming to global standards come together to showcase their development and manufacturing strength.
95% of the Indian electrical industry manufacturers across the entire T&D value chain conforming to global standards come together to showcase their development and manufacturing strength. As the largest confluence of the power transmission and distribution sector ranging from 110V to 1200kV and hVDC transmission, ELECRAMA offers an international framework, for display, discussions and deliberations amongst global T&D fraternity comprising of business people, thought leaders, technologists and professionals from the utilities, industry and academia.
The 10th edition is expected to surpass all previous editions, with over 1250 Exhibitors, 110,000 footfalls & 30+ VIP delegations from over 130 countries. ELECRAMA also provides a window to the future by showcasing concepts, prototypes and innovations conjured by young engineers from leading technical institutions. This enables a healthy interaction interface for future professionals with the widest cross section of T&D industry.
IEEMA, the voice of Indian electricity sector organises ELECRAMA. Founded in 1948, IEEMA represents the largest segment of the Indian Electrical and Industrial electronics Industry. IEEMA’s 750 members together are a US$22 billion collective, whose equipment evacuates 95% of the 771.551 BU of power generated in India.
- Exhibition Area: 60,000 sqm
- Total Footfalls: 1,05,209
- Total Exhibitor Count: 1,243
- International Exhibitors: 143
- Visiting Countries: 120
- Exhibiting Countries: 23
“India’s power sector is a unique combination of technological challenges and exciting business potential. The Ministry of Power has always emphasized that the Government and Industry should work together to create an efficient and reliable power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.
ELECRAMA, over the years, has served as one of the best platforms for all the stakeholders in the power sector. I am sure that such events would be of immense help to the industry to keep abreast of modern techniques”, said Mr. P. Uma Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India.
Concurrent Events at ELECRAMA 2012
16th to 18th January, 2012
In recent years, Smart Grid has become a key subject to define the future of not only the electric grid but also the broader future energy system of the world. A two day Smart Grid conference and plenary session, GRIDWEEK ASIA is designed to bring together several hundred Smart Grid stakeholders from all around the world to India, to explore Smart Grid’s impact on the economy, utility infrastructure, consumers and the environment. The participants also get one day of interaction with ELECRAMA exhibitors and attendees who have smart grids on their business horizon.
This content-rich conference will cover Smart Grid issues and opportunities related to:
• Building Smart Grid capabilities in developing regions;
• Supplying electricity to meet rapidly increasing energy demand;
• Driving efficiency and demand response programs;
• Integrating clean, renewable power;
• Facilitating economic and open trade.
GRIDWEEK ASIA is the maiden Asian edition of a leading Global Smart grids summit GRIDWEEK, an event organised by Clasma Events, who currently hosts some of the most important annual Smart Grid conferences in US and other parts of the world.
20th to 21st January, 2012
Four tutorials are being organized by CIGRE India and IEEMA in conjunction with ELECRAMA-2012 exhibition at Mumbai with the aim to discuss international practices and disseminate the latest knowledge on key transmission related topics. Faculty includes eminent international experts from CIGRE will be conducting the tutorials. Topics include insulated cables, sub station, overhead lines, power system protection and automation.
18th to 22nd January, 2011
This is the biggest meeting place of International Buyers who plan to source electrical products and equipment from India. Organised on the sidelines of ELECRAMA-2012, ChangeXchange-The Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet is a one point stop to meet competitive sourcing requirements.
All approved foreign buyers at the Reverse Buyer Seller Meet will be eligible for:
• Pre-planned one-to-one meetings with Indian sellers,
• Networking opportunities at ELECRAMA-2012 exhibition,
• Commerce Day and other events being organised at ELECRAMA- 2012,
• Travel and stay assistance,
• Special hosted buyer packages for buyers from Africa, ASEAN, CIS and Latin American countries.
In conjunction with ELECRAMA-2012 and RBSM, a Commerce Day is also being organised on 19th January 2012 at the exhibition venue with the objective of highlighting the strengths and capabilities of the Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry and also the emerging global opportunities for exports from India.
Business Leader’s Summit
18th January, 2012
An exclusive business leaders’ summit of the who’s who of the E&E industry, in partnership with UTV Bloomberg is planned on 18th Jan. This event will feature ‘live’ panel discussions with eminent experts, including ELECRAMA-2012 brand ambassadors on current challenges and in shaping the contours of future power networks.
Conducted by leading television anchor, this ‘by invitation only’ event, is aimed at global business executives, India’s industry captains and top executives of Utilities and thought leaders to network and explore opportunities.
20th January, 2012
An Industry Day is being organised on 20th January 2012 at the exhibition venue with the objective of providing a forum to CEOs of the industry to deliberate and discuss the roadmap for enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic electrical equipment manufacturing industry.
Engineer Infinite 2012
18th to 22nd January, 2012
Engineer infinite is an exciting initiative to offer an opportunity and to encourage engineering students to apply their academic learning to practical problems. The focus will be on Power Sector. Engineer Infinite 2012 Student Project Competition is a National Level Competition. This competition encourages students of engineering (UG, PG and Diploma programs) to apply their learning at their colleges and their own creativity to practical applications on problems that need attention, in the electrical energy sector.
Engineer Infinite 2012 is open to students of engineering in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Production, Power and Industrial Engineering streams (PG, UG and Diploma). Projects of the final year curriculum are accepted as entries. IEEMA will provide financial assistance to construct the proto type model. hANDSoME cash prizes of Rs 2 lakhs/ 1 lakh/ 50,000 would be given to the winning student teams. In this edition, over 1500 ENTRIES and over 600 PROJECT ABSTRACTS were received from all across India.
19th January, 2012
An event conceived and realized with the support of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, the Utility day creates a platform for the Indian electrical industry to interface with the government and private utilities to exchange thoughts and share expectations to find solutions for on-ground issues in power distribution.
It is a forum where members from leading global utilities and leaders in the electricity distribution community share experiences and discuss new technologies and developments in power quality management, distributed energy management models, enhanced SCADA solutions, etc. It offers an excellent platform for Indian distribution utilities; to learn global practices & initiatives that improve local distribution infrastructure. A large contingent of distribution engineers from leading regional utilities are expected to attend utility day. It is an excellent networking opportunity for the industry to dialogue with their key customers.
Gupta Power: Augmenting the Cable Business
Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd (GPIL), a 50 years old company with three manufacturing plants located at Khurda and Kashipur that makes both cables and conductors whereas the Chennai plant is dedicated towards manufacturing of conductors only. GPIL did a business of about USD 225 million at the end of March 2011. Being in business for 50 years is a testimony to the services they have rendered to our customer which has helped us to keep them in our fold. Here we present the excerpts of the interaction with Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Director, GPIL.
Wire & Cable India: What are your plans for ELECRAMA 2012? What will be the theme of your partici-pation besides what products will be at display during the show including new launches, if any?
Abhishek Gupta: ELECRAMA is a carnival which is being participated & visited by both domestic & international manufacturers & users to witness the display of electrical equipment including cables. It is a platform for all manufacturers to demonstrate their capacity & capability of manufacturing. We shall be displaying all product ranges manufactured by us. Recently, we initiated the manufacturing of 66 kV cables for which the necessary equipment from TROESTER, Germany has already arrived. We shall also be showing activities of our EPC division which recently has bagged an order from a major power producer towards design, engineering, supply, erection, testing & commissioning for construction/augmentation of power distribution network.
WCI: What are your future plans for wire & cables segment?
AG: We have decided to go for expansion in copper cable manufacturing in a big way & have already ordered very sophisticated machinery required for this project from leading overseas manufacturer. We hope to be ready with our facility within next 3 to 4 months from now at Khurdha.
WCI: The wire & cable industry is going through a period of over capacity. How do you look forward to this scenario over next couple of years?
AG: Cable industry is going through a lean phase because of various reasons. The gap between supply & demand of power is very high in our country as such cable industry should look for good days ahead, but at the same time the users should understand the technology & quality of the products & not only go for the prices while deciding the purchases. If T&D loses are to be reduced & grids are to be made smarter the only way it can be done is by going for quality oriented products of equipment. It’s very unfortunate that cable manufacturing in our country has been taken as a commodity whereas there is a lot of technology involved in manufacturing right quality product which users need to understand & adopt.
WCI: What are the other major developments at GPIL?
AG: As already said we have gone for 66 KV cable manufacturing & besides this we have implemented SAP, Cable Builder & Sales Force technology which should help us to improve on our working & serve customers better. The SAP system has particularly is very helpful in production planning which has enhanced our efficiency in production & timely supply to our customers. We are also opening export front and are working towards setting up export goals for ourselves.
WCI: What are your expectations from ELECRAMA 2012?
AG: We expect during Elecrama – 2012 many national & international users to visit & we should be in a position to spread our brand image & technology superiorities among them.
Sterlite: Offering Telecom & Power Solutions
Sterlite Technologies is a leading global provider of transmission solutions for the power and telecom industries. With inherent capabilities in product development, manufacturing efficiencies and technological advancements, the company is well-positioned to play a key role in building data transmission highways in India as well as across the globe. Sterlite is also executing multi-million dollar power transmission system projects, pan-India.
Manufacturing Capabilities & Products Manufactured
Sterlite has a power products portfolio that includes bare overhead conductors, power cables and OPGW cables. The Company is currently the largest manufacturer of power conductors in the world with a cumulative annual manufacturing capacity of 160,000 MT.
As an industry leader, Sterlite is committed to research and product development. Sterlite actively explores the latest technologies to develop conductors that have an ability to increase the current carrying capacity of existing lines and to significantly improve the overall economics on new lines.
Sterlite is also executing three projects with a total value of about Rs. 40 Billion (~US$ 0.9 Billion). These transmission systems would evacuate and transmit power through a network of about 2200 km of transmission lines and 2 substations; in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.
Additionally, Sterlite has a telecom products and solutions portfolio that includes optical fibers, telecommunication cables, data cables, fiber connectivity, FTTx network infrastructure and telecom system integration.
Plans for ELECRAMA
At Elecrama 2012, Sterlite Technologies will showcase an array of products including power conductors, OPGW cables and power cables. The company will also be using this platform to launch its range of specialty power conductors and power cables.
Expectations from ELECRAMA 2012
We believe that ELECRAMA 2012 would serve as an important platform for stakeholders in the power sector to learn about the latest technologies and share the best power T&D practices from across the world.
FSP One @ ELECRAMA
Green6® is still developing strongly and reveals itself as the best new RoHs alloy to replace the classic alloys such as Cadmium copper. Green6® is already used in High Technology markets such as Geophysics, IT and is qualified by the Aircraft industry.
NPCCA (Nickel plated copper clad Aluminium) and SPCCA (Silver plated copper clad Aluminium) have been specially developed for the Aircraft industry by FSP-one. This new generation of conductors is now available as standard industrial product and is already being used by Airbus in the A380 jumbo and for new series in the future.
The CCA conductor offers a competitive advantage over to the classic copper conductors. This allows the reduction of weight of cable while keeping optimum performance.
These excellent performances are now moving to other applications such as automotive.
• FSP-one has had a presence in Asia for more than 15 years and is a recognized partner on the Asian markets.
To further the development in Asia and to offer improved service, FSP-one now has a location in Vietnam, Hi Tech Wires Asia (HWA). The company is manufacturing the specialty conductors of FSP-one as well as the EDM wires of its mother company, Thermocompact.
FSP-one has proven to be a dynamic and innovative company and is ready to move forward with its customers and the markets to provide the best service, quality and efficiency.
FSP-one will be represented in India by Ampi agencies, in Mumbai and in Delhi.
KEI Industries Ltd: Offering Unique Product Range with High Quality Standards
KEI Industries Limited is engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing power cables – Extra High Voltage (EHV), High Tension (HT) and Low Tension (LT), control and instrumentations cables, and specialty cables for the power & industrial sector.
Recognised as one of the leading cable and wires manufacturing companies in India, KEI addresses the cabling requirements for a wide spectrum of sectors including power, oil refineries, railways, automobiles, cement, steel, fertilizers, textiles, real estate and so on.
As an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certified company; KEI carries out stringent quality control measures under close watch of a skilled team of technocrats. Continuous product innovation and cutting-edge R&D at KEI’s in-house labs contribute towards constant evolution in KEI’s world-class products offerings and services. KEI offers cables and wires of a superior quality which are accredited and certified by various reputed testing agencies across the globe.
KEI has its three manufacturing units over a built up area of 128,494.26sq.m. Two manufacturing units are located in Rajasthan- at Bhiwadi and Chopanki and the third one is in Dadar & Nagar Haveli at Silvassa.
Plans for ELECRAMA
KEI will be exhibiting its complete range of wires and cables: HV cables, LV and control cables, instrumentation & thermocouple cables, rubber cables etc. Apart from these KEI is also exhibiting housewire and single and multi core flexible wires. KEI is not displaying any new product this time.
Expectations from ELECRAMA 2012
Elecarama 2012 will provide KEI the platform to display its range of wires and cables. This will be a very good opportunity for KEI to meet potential customers and also access the needs and requirements of the Indian cables and wires industry. Elecrama would also help build a brand in the cables and wire industry for KEI.