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Featured Interview with Mr. R. R. Deshpande, CEO & MD, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL)

Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (KOEL) is India’s leading diesel engine and pumpset manufacturer having a strong presence in the Defence and Commercial Marine segment where we cater to the diverse requirements of both Auxiliary Power Generating sets (in the power range 10 KVA to 1010 KVA) and Main Propulsion Engines from (19 BHP to 1210 BHP). Today, KOEL is fully geared up to supply a complete package involving Auxiliary Generating sets as well as Main Propulsion engines for mid-sized ships.

KOEL is proud to have successfully partnered and completed a number of projects such as Naval OPV, LCU, Cadet Training Ship, Fuel / Water Barge, Survey Training Vessel, Tugs, Dredger and also Coast Guard ships such as FPVs & OPVs.

Speaking on the Occasion, Mr Sanjeev Nimkar, Chief Operating Officer said that “KOEL’s future growth strategy will be driven by key factors related to innovation led new launches, expansion in key geographic markets and joint venture/collaboration wherever possible. We see continued growth in our defence and marine business on the back of new product launches and existing product ramp-ups. In keeping with our aspiration to become a truly global brand, KOEL initiated its global growth journey 5 years ago with a bold vision of touching the world by 2025. We aim to be the most preferred Power Solution Provider in the times to come and we already have our foot prints in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam”

KOEL has recently launched its specialized Engines for Fishing Boat application under ‘KOEL Sea master’ brand. This includes conventional trawling as well as Purse- seining application for coastal as well as deep sea fishing. KOEL offers range of Fishing boat Engines starting from 35 BHP to 750 BHP.

KOEL is completely aligned to the current initiatives of our nation such as ‘MAKE in INDIA’, ‘Sagarmala’ and integration of rivers, where lot of scope exists to add value through different offering for fully indigenously manufactured products such as Marine DG Sets, Propulsion Engines by an Indian company for in-land water transport and coastal shipping.

KOEL understand the stringent naval requirements & qualifications to meet customized solutions required by the Indian Navy when it comes to submersibility, vibrations and noise.

KOEL Engines are known for their reliability and comply with the IMO Tier-2 certification for exhaust gas emission & we are fully prepared for further Engineering challenges to meet technological requirements of new energy efficient ships.

We at KOEL firmly believe that, "Positive thinking sees bigger and brighter opportunities and enables us to achieve what seems unreachable. Also long term customer relationships are built on quality, trust, collaboration and efficient & prompt service".

INMEX is an apt platform to showcase our innovative Products & Engineering capabilities. It also helps us to connect with the right stakeholders.

Sanjeev Nimkar

Chief Operation Officer (COO)
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited