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We are a premier Indian Engineering Company for EPCM / EPC-LSTK implementation of Chemical and Industrial Plants. Formerly known as Uhde India, we have been renamed as part of our group's reorganisation process globally.

Operating from Mumbai and Pune with a workforce of over 1,200 specialists, our solutions encompass the entire range of services for Fertiliser, Petrochemical, Refinery, Electrolysis, Metallurgical, Low Temperature Storage and Industrial projects. Our experience spans four decades and in excess of 650 contracts globally. We have carefully converted our business opportunities to carve a niche for ourselves as a premier EPC-LSTK and EPCM (Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management) company in India.

At thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India), we believe our track record of 600 plus contracts, association with leading Chemical majors, unique working methods, flexibility in handling LSTK (Lump sum Turnkey) and EPCM (Cost plus fee) assignments involving grass root plants and revamps, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS accreditations, client-conscious approach and access to internationally-renowned Licensors & Contractors, make us the complete EPC partner for a wide spectrum of services over a variety of industries.

A variety of industries

Our projects are implemented using a dedicated Task Force concept with multi-disciplinary specialists for mega-projects; and a Production Unit concept for smaller-sized projects, where team members are drawn from engineering pools.

Though we also execute projects internationally, our focus is the Indian Chemical process industries. In the 40 years since our incorporation as an Indian company, we have successfully implemented projects for the Who’s Who of the Indian firmament . Our experience covers a wide varieties of chemical projects in various sectors. Our market shares in some sectors speak for themselves – a market share in excess of 70% in the Caustic Soda- Chlorine sector, a 50% market share in the low-temperature Cryogenic Tank business, and reputations for leadership positions in certain chemicals and petrochemicals.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We take our responsibility for Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. Our CSR Teams have collaborated successfully with leading Hospitals and Academic Institutions to deliver our commitment through ‘Healthcare’ schemes and ‘Educational Programmes’ directly to these Hospitals and Academic Institutions. Please visit the links below for an insight into our commitment and activities. Our CSR initiatives are available as a download in our Brochure Section.

History

Year Event
1964 High Density Polyethylene plant commissioned by Uhde for Polyolefins Industries (PIL) in Mumbai, India. Project marks our foray into Petrochemicals in India
1965 Site Office operations commence in Mumbai
1970 Branch Office Friedrich Uhde GmbH is constituted. Full-fledged engineering activities commence
1972 Order received from Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) for India's first Ammonia Terminal to be built at Trombay. Project is first in a long list of Cryogenic installations, all over India and abroad.
1977 Branch Office is given domestic company status. Incorporation as a formal Indian company.
1983 Order received for Chloromethanes complex for Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals (GACL) in Baroda, India.

Modern and well-equipped premises in Vikhroli in Central Mumbai constitute our new Headquarters
1987 Conversion of Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals (GACL) Mercury cell plant to Membrane Cell. Project constitutes benchmark for Caustic Soda-Chlorine plants in India.

Gujarat State Fertiliser Co. awards us contract for their 50,000 TPA Caprolactam project at Baroda, India – our biggest contract to date
1994 New Office Building inaugurated at Vikhroli, Mumbai, India.

ISO : 9001 quality system certification received
1995 Plant design undertaken using 3D design tools like PDMS and CAD
1997 Full-fledged office opened in Pune
1999 LSTK-basis contract from Gujarat State Fertilisers for their Di-Ammonium Phosphate complex at Sikka, India
2002 Silver Jubilee celebrated on completion of 25 years of incorporation. 5th decade of service to the Chemical & allied industries in India and abroad
2003 Appointment as Project Management Consultant for Indian Oil Corporation’s Motor Spirit Quality Upgradation Project for their Gujarat Refinery at Baroda, India. Our association with Refining majors of India begins in right earnest

Our LAB experience is vindicated with SNC - Lavalin of Canada entrusting usdia with Farabi Petrochemical's n-Paraffin / Linear Alkyl Benzene plant to be built in Saudi Arabia.

Uhde India to offer Engineering support to Uhde GmbH for SAFCO's Ammonia-Urea Complex in Saudi Arabia. It will be the world's largest Ammonia-Urea Complex.

Engineering and PMC Services contract for for Hindustan Zinc's 170,000 TPA Zinc Smelter at Chanderiya in Rajasthan, India, in addition to Basic Engineering for Offsites & Utilities.
2004 Saudi Arabia Fertiliser Co. awards LSTK contract for Urea Formaldehyde Concentrate project, based on excellent performance on Ammonia-Urea Complex, earlier.
2005 Federation of Indian Export Organisations confers Niryat Shree Award for excellence in exports of engineering and related construction activities (for 2002-03). Award is received at the hands of Mr.Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Industry at Delhi, India.
2006 Contribution to engineering exports commended by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC). Awarded Top Exporter Award - Western Region for exports 2003-04.

Utkal Alumina awards contract for greenfield Alumina project in Rayagada, Orissa

Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Limited awards prestigious projects for Nitric Acid plant relocation, Prilled Ammonium Nitrate and Offsites & Utilities at Paradeep and a 15,000 MT Ammonia Storage Tank on LSTK basis at JNPT, Mumbai.
2007 Basic & Detailed Engineering & Technical Procurement support to Uhde GmbH for Egyptian Propylene-Polypropylene Company's Propylene / Polypropylene project in Egypt. Propylene plant will use Uhde's STAR process for production of Propylene from Propane for the first time.

11tpd plant to be built for West Coast Paper Mills at Dandeli on LSTK basis

Indo German Chamber of Commerce confers award for outstanding contributions to the promotion of Indo German economic relations for 2007
2008 Uhde India Limited becomes Uhde India Private Limited (effective May 1, 2008)

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited awards contract to render PMC Services for Refrigerated LPG Pipelines and Storage facility at JNPT...
2010 New Office facilities inaugurated in Mumbai

Praxair India awards contract to build 100,000 Nm3/hr Hydrogen Plant in Indian Oil Corpn. Paradip Refinery in Orissa

Indian Synthetic Rubber Ltd. (ISRL) awards PMC Services Contract for 120,000 TPA Styrene Butadiene Rubber project at Panipat...

Voted Best Subsidiary in Uhde Group at Group Company Conference
2011 Coromandel International entrusts 65 t/hr NPK grade Urea plant at Kakinada on LSTK basis. The plant will use Incro's Pipe Reactor technology
2012 Awarded Certificate of Excellence from Indian Chemical Council (ICC) for Excellence in Plant Engineering & Implementation of IOCL Koyali MSQ Upgradation project.

Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPCHEM) awards contract to build 63,000 TPA Poly Butylene Terephthalate (PBT) Resin plant in Saudi Arabia
2013 Detailed Engineering Services support to parent company for their shale-gas based Ammonia-Urea, Urea Granulation, Nitric Acid, Urea Ammonium Nitrate plants for CF Industries, Donaldsonville and CF Industries, Port Neal in USA.
2014 Uhde India renamed thyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Private Limited.. Day One Celebrated...
2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Programme launched following Government of India mandate for corporates…
2016 Reorganisation in line with group's PLANETS structure
2017 Top honours at Indo German Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Awards 2017
2018 Recertification for Quality under ISO 9001 : 2015

Board of directors

NAME OF DIRECTOR DESIGNATION
Mr. Marcel Fasswald Chairman
Mr. P. D. Samudra Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Mr. N. R. Chitre Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Mr. Gerhard Luebke Non Executive Director
Mr. Ranjit Shah Non Executive Director
Mr. R. A. Shah Alternate Director (Alternate to Mr. Luebke)

Management Team

Managing Director

P. D. Samudra

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PD Samudra
CEO & MD
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P. D. Samudra is Managing Director and Member of the Board. He has completed 37 years with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India). An alumnus of IIT Mumbai (Chemical Engineering), Samudra earlier headed thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India)'s Sales & Business Development Division. He has over 3 decades experience in the selling of process technologies / plant engineering, and is a recipient of the Hans Uhde International Group Award. He has also been conferred an Award for Business Leader of the year 2010 for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Services by the Chemtech Foundation.

He is past Chairman of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Mumbai Regional Centre, past Chairman of Process Plant & Machinery Association of India and Council Member, IIChE India.

Chief Financial Officer

N. R. Chitre

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CFO & Executive Director
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N. R. Chitre is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director & Member of the Board of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India). He is responsible for Commercial Project Management, Finance & Secretarial, Contracts Management and Information Technology Management. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, Chitre also has an MBA in General Management from the European School of Management Technology (ESMT) in Germany.

Chitre has over 30 years of experience in Finance, Accounting and Commercial functions. He worked for various Indian companies for fifteen years before joining thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) in 2001. He is credited with implementation of SAP CO module , IRFS and USGAAP accounting in thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India). In 2010, he moved to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, a thyssenkrupp group company as Chief Financial Officer, before returning to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) and being elevated to the Executive Team of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India).

Executive Director – Network of Excellence

P. G. Waray

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Executive Director – Network of Excellence
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P. G. Waray is Executive Director - Engineering and Project Execution (Network of Excellence). A Mechanical Engineering graduate from VJTI, Mumbai, he also has a post graduate specialisation in Industrial Engineering from VJTI. Mr Waray has 16 years with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) and was previously Executive Director - Implementation as also Head of our Pune Operations.

Waray is a member of the Project Management Institute of India, and is widely respected in the industry for his knowledge on Project Management and Project Planning.

Executive Director – Industrial Specialities & Services

K. S. Rao

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Executive Director : Industrial Specialities & Services
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K. S. Rao is Executive Director - Industrial Specialities & Services. He completed his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, 1983. He also has a post-graduation in Business Administration (Finance).

Rao is responsible for the Company's Business Unit - Industrial Specialities which covers Third Party Technologies, Refining, Petrochemicals, Metallurgy, Storages and Coke Oven Plants.

Rao has completed 19 years in thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India), where he was previously Executive Director - Sales and Business Development. He has considerable experience in the fields of Sales, Operations and Project Management, and has held senior positions in the leading Indian fertiliser major Coromandel International, before joining thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India).

Rao is well-known in the Indian chemical industry and is Past President - PPMAI and Fertiliser Industry Coordination Committee (FICC). He has presented papers on a number of industry subjects in India and abroad.

Executive Director - Technologies

P. V. Chepe

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Executive Director - Technologies
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P. V. Chepe is Executive Director - Technologies, and an alumnus of the Laxminarayanan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, He has an M.S. (Process Engineering) from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.

Chepe is responsible for the organisation's Business Units - Fertilisers and Electrolysis & Polymers. He has been with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) for the last 25 years, where amongst other responsibilities, he has headed the company's Process, System Design and Mechanical Departments. He has also been instrumental in helping to forge the organisation's Process Department.

Chepe has been involved in the technology and processes related to the group's core competencies of Caustic Soda - Chlorine, Fertilisers, Refineries, Inorganic Chemicals and Cryogenic Storages. He has read papers on a variety of process-related subjects at a number of forums for the chemical process industries in India.

Organisation Chart

Our Organisation is divided into four functional divisions - Technologies, Industrial Specialities, Engineering Project Execution & Central Functions - with a view to effectively rendering our services for the implementation of projects and our other business needs.

Organisation Chart

Capabilities

Engineering Capabilities

Engineering excellence characterizes our project work. At the heart of our engineering packages are the unique Group working concepts that endorse our commitment to world class engineering.

Our engineering activities are structured around creating a project-specific blend of engineering solutions based on fundamental concepts and our extensive working experience, that will finally ensure customer satisfaction through economical processes, shortened project cycles and cost benefits.

Activities revolve around:
Knowhow, Process Design Package / Basic Engineering Package provided by the Licensor / Client

Basic Engineering by our Process Team (selected processes *)

Integration of the Knowhow package into the Basic Engineering Package (BEP)

Detailed Engineering

*For selected processes and units like Caustic Soda-Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Cryogenic Storages and Offsites/Utilities, we undertake complete Basic Engineering

Plant Design

The design of your plant is carried out using advanced electronic design tools like Plant Design Management System (PDMS) / Plant Design System (PDS) and IRP (Integrated Piping Package) on modern computerised systems. Our constantly updated ensemble of design tools and software extends to all our engineering disciplines. Prominent among these are:

Process:
Microstation, Smart and Intelligent P&ID, Comos EQ, Aspen Plus, Phaworks, Pipenet, LIMA, INSTRUCAL etc.

Mechanical:
Codecalc, Aspen B-Jac, PV Elite, HTRI / HTFS

Piping:
IRP, ISOMET, PDMS, PDS, Autoplant

Electrical:
ETAP, UESD

Instrumentation:
INTOOLS, FLOWEL, INSTRUCAL

Civil:
STAAD-PRO, Tekla Structures

In addition to these, we deploy a number of in-house developed software and systems for various engineering requirements and calculations. Our PDMS / PDS / Microstation workstations can be deployed over 24-hour work shifts to accommodate project deadlines.

Project Execution

We place very high emphasis on executing our Clients projects within the stipulated time frames and budgets. In line with this client-conscious approach, each mega-contract is implemented using a dedicated Project Execution Team comprising the Project Manager, Engineering Managers, Lead Engineers and a carefully assembled engineering contingent from our engineering pools. These Task Forces take care of our technical and commercial aspects during the life of the Project.

Task Forces are assigned a special location and infrastructure in our facilities, so as to achieve quick realisation of project milestones and seamless coordination of all activity, between members of the team as well as between the Client, Licensor and Vendors.

For smaller projects, we adopt the Production Unit concept, where lead team members working on the project, draw support from the centralised disciplines and engineering pools in the organisation.

Technology

It is always our endeavour to bring you the best in reliable, economical, environment-friendly and modern technology, so that your plants are optimised for performance, resilience and output. In the course of implementing our projects, we have had the opportunity to work, based on the technology of well-known international Licensors, including our own parent company thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Technologies, signifying our flexibility in working with various types of Technologies / Basic Engineering Packages and International Codes / Standards.

A sample listing of some of the Licensors / Engineering Contractors, with whom we have had the opportunity to work:

Country Licensors
Germany BASF

Basell

Basell Poliolefine

Bayer

Caloric

Dynamit Nobel

Evonik (Degussa)

Henkel

Vin Tec (Hoechst)

Lanxess

Lurgi

Madaus

Otto Kumpu

Plinke
Brazil Petrobras
Canada Rio Tinto Alcan

Nova Chemicals
France Arkema

Axens

CdF Chemie

IFP
Italy Basell Poliolefine Italia

Conser

Contec SRL

Montedipe

Pressindustria

Radici
Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Shin-Etsu
The Netherlands Akzo Nobel

Shell

Stamicarbon (Tecnimont Group)

Yara
Norway Norsk Hydro

Sunde Plastics
Poland Ciech Icso

Polservice
South Africa SASOL
Spain Incro
Sweden Formox AB
Switzerland Alesa Alusuisse

Bertrams

Enco
Taiwan TSRC
United Kingdom Fordell

Johnson Matthey
United States CB & I Lummus

Celanese

Huntsman

KBR

Monsanto

Parsons

Rockwood

UOP

Range of services

Pre-Project Activities
Our association with many of our Clients? prestigious projects have begun with the Pre-Project activities like Project Identification, after Clients have expressed their desire to channelise their resources in a turnaround Chemical Project. For others, who have approached us with the projects in mind, we have been able to contribute to their project plan with the selection / provision of the appropriate technology and the necessary tie-up with the concerned Licensor.

Our expertise also extends to assisting you with the selection of the site , and its evaluation and development vis-a-vis the necessary infrastructure of power, water, environmental and statutory clearances. Our Pre-feasibility Studies and Detailed Feasibility Reports help our Clients in the technical and commercial viability aspects of the projects they are embarking on.

Lastly, for those Clients looking to secure assistance from financial institutions, we offer Project Financing Advice. Our Asset Evaluation Reports also offer useful technical and commercial opinions for Clients looking to reach business decisions with regard to second-hand plants.

Engineering
Engineering constitutes the next phase in the life of the project, with the decision to embark on the project in place. Our engineering activity revolves around the Process Design Package (PDP) and Basic Engineering Package (BEP) which is received from the Licensor / foreign Contractors. For select processes, we undertake the Basic Engineering ourselves, and where necessary, can also offer Extended Basic Engineering assistance. The BEP is integrated into the Project Plan through our Detailed Engineering activities, and executed across all our engineering and design disciplines, using UTE (Uhde Total Engineering), our unique working concepts, and by employing well-proven design / engineering softwares and tools.

We are in a position to also offer FEED Package Services based on Basic Engineering Packages of Licensors.

Project Implementation
A well-executed project is typically characterized by the seamless integration of the Engineering Phase into the Project Management phase and related aspects. Our systematic project implementation procedures ensure the right use of techniques and skills as well as good coordination and cooperation between all project players and partners. All activity is overseen by the dedicated Project Manager who acts as the interface between the Client and his Task Force.

Our expertise extends to providing Project Management Consultancy Services for Chemical Projects. As in other mainstream EPC-EPCM assignments, we dedicate a separate Task Force for the PMC work, where the Project Manager acts as the interface between the Client and the main Engineering Contractor.

Our experience covers PMC Service assignments for Petrochemicals, Refinery and Metallurgical projects.

Our Values

Corporate Philosophy & Vision Statement

Our Goal

To excel in the field of Engineering and Plant Construction and be recognised for our technical excellence, respected for our ethical standards and regarded for our commitment to our clients.

Our Task

To distinguish ourselves as a Company that designs and builds Plants of high quality and safety standards, within optimum cost and time schedules.

We shall accomplish this by:

  • Ensuring that the plants built by us bear testimony to our technical skills by continuously upgrading engineering standards and processes based on our own experience and knowledge, as also keeping ourselves abreast with technological developments in our fields of activity.
  • Ensuring maximum productivity through effective use of our resources.
  • Pursuing excellence and superior performance in all our activities and services

Our Obligations

  • To be open, responsive and professionally committed to the needs of our clients and prove ourselves to be a reliable and dependable business partner.
  • Not to compromise on our integrity, and to display dignity and mutual respect, and be equitable in our dealings - be it with our clients, vendors, collaborators or fellow employees.
  • To be a socially responsible company and discharge our responsibilities towards safety and environment, and ensure that this concern is reflected in our design, engineering and construction of plants.

Internal Relationship

  • It is our firm conviction that our employees are our “Best Assets”, and we wish to be recognised as a “Great Place to Work”. Our Personnel Policy shall be guided by this desire, and our approach to our employees shall be governed by the principles of “Mutual Respect” and “Trust”.
  • We recognise the need to nurture team spirit. For this purpose, we shall provide an environment of friendliness and mutual support within the organisation, and at the same time encourage individual initiative and creative skills.

International Cooperation

Integrated into the global community, we respect the capabilities of others and shall co-operate with business partners worldwide.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Our concern for Health, Safety and Environment is reflected in the measures we take to ensure these considerations are addressed both at our sites and our workplaces. Our BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification certifies that we have in place an Occupational Health & Safety System, which adequately reaffirms our commitment to Occupational Safety and Health of our employees, contractors and business associates.Our ISO 14001:2015 certifies our Environmental Management System. It demonstrates our responsibility and commitment to environmental-friendly business practices, with minimal or no impact on the environment. Our efforts in these direction are borne out by the excellent Safety standards that we set at our construction sites; and are evidenced by the impressive Safety records that we achieve there.

Quality Assurance

With us, Quality is not just a system, but a culture that covers the length and breadth of our organisation. Consequently, the Quality Assurance department does not implement a system, but maintains this culture. We firmly believe that our Clients will return only if and when their expectations are fully met. Our Quality Audits critically ascertain, identify and evaluate the presence and compliance of norms specified in our Quality Manuals. The Quality Assurance Manager is the Management Representative and is responsible for audits, reviews, reports and training of the QA representatives across the organisation. All QA activities are directly overseen by our Managing Director. thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) is a certified ISO 9001:2015 company. We are accredited since 1994 in accordance with DIN/ISO 9001 / EN 29001 for General Contracting, Design Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of Chemical and Industrial plants.

Research & Development

The quality we strive for has its foundations in our commitment to Innovation and Sustainable solutions, and customer satisfaction. Our efforts in this regard are supported by Research & Development in our core areas.

Our R&D initiatives are steered by our R&D team which forms part of our Process Engineering Department. The team works closely with our group company’s R&D dedicated set-up.

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