Top Indian Machinery Manufacturers to Exhibit at WAMPEX
Visitors to the West African Mining and Power Exhibition which gets underway in Accra next week will get the opportunity to check out the latest equipment being made in India.
A large contingent of Indian companies specialising in equipment for the mining and power industries are taking part in next week’s West African Mining and Power Exhibition (WAMPEX) in Accra, Ghana.
Among them are leading construction machinery specialist Delco Automotive India which plans to showcase its range of Indian-manufactured light construction and road building machinery, concrete processing equipment, material-handling equipment and accessories, and earth moving equipment.
The company’s Vice President of Business Development, Lalit Kumar Loothra, said the range of products to be shown at WAMPEX is well known for its high performance, ruggedness and extended service life.
He said: “This equipment is robust and versatile and can be used optimally across a variety of industrial applications such as steel and engineering, automotive and electronics.
“Our construction machinery encompasses concrete, asphalt, compaction, paving and excavation applications.
“We have already exported our range of equipment to some East African countries including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and over the past year we supplied 30 units of our backhoe loaders and excavators to customers in Turkmenistan.”
Delco Automotive India was invited to take part in WAMPEX by the Confederation of India Industry (CII), a non-government, industry-led organisation that provides advisory and consultative processes to promote an environment for development in India.
“The CII approached us to participate in WAMPEX; we immediately decided it was an excellent opportunity to further explore the opportunities in the West African market, and signed up for the show,” said Loothra.
The 11th edition of the WAMPEX exhibition and conference is scheduled to take place between May 28 and 30 at the Accra Convention Centre in Accra.
The event is organised by Exhibition Management Services in association with EPI Events and Projects International Ltd.
Coal India Secures First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Deal
Coal India Limited (CIL) has appointed Accenture Solutions to digitally transform seven of its open-cast mines as the company strives to improve performance and increase coal production. Accenture is due to lay down digitalisation groundwork until March 2022.
The deal aims to increase coal production by 100 million tonnes (MT) by the end of FY’23. Once the minimum quantity has been surpassed, an agreed sum will be paid to the consultant for every additional sum of coal produced. This success fee will only be paid on the procurement of the minimum assured quantity.
The move will see heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) fitted with digital sensors to monitor performance efficiency at all levels. Additionally, modern data analytic techniques aim to increase mine productivity and project monitoring through functional system management and effective observation.
An Exciting Venture For Global Mining
CIL, which aims to provide energy security in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, hopes the move will help transform the entire business of mining operations and ensure higher volumes of coal are acquired at a lower cost.
“This is a first of its kind initiative by the company utilising digitalisation to ramp up coal output,” CIL has said.
A Digital Step Towards Enhanced Performance
Digitalisation is expected to take place at open-cast mines in Kusmunda, Gevra, Dipka of Southern Eastern Coalfields (SECL), Migahi, Jayant, Dudhichua, and Khadia of Northern Coalfields (NCL). Nearly 32% (188 MT) of CIL’s 596 MT output in FY’21 was accounted for by the seven selected mines. However, this new deal is set to see a large increase following the subsequent digital changes due to be made.
“Learning from the outcome and success of this model, we may replicate it in our other large mines,” says CIL, optimistic about the future following the modernisation of their mining.
It is expected that the move will help address roadblocks and guarantee corrective measures are put into place, ensuring the company is able to move forward with its aim of increasing output whilst remaining sustainable and eco-friendly.