Danfoss Industries, Chennai

Danfoss A/S, Denmark is a manufacturer of mechanical and electrical components and solutions for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. It is planning to invest Rs. 500 crores over the next three years for an integrated campus for its manufacturing and research & development (R&D) activities at Chennai.

The campus will be spread over 50 acres in Oragadam, an industrial suburb to the west of Chennai. The expansion of its manufacturing and R&D facilities will generate around 2,000 jobs by 2015 in India. The company currently employs around 300 people. India will be the company's manufacturing hub for the Asia-Pacific region and its largest global R&D centre.

Blue Star was awarded the contract of Rs. 29.5 crores for the HVAC works for 11 buildings out of 14, which includes manufacturing, administration and R&D facilities with stringent completion deadlines.

The architect/services consultant for this project is M/s C R Narayana Rao, LLP and the project management consultant is Facilities and Building Solutions (FABS).

JCB, Faridabad

Blue Star has booked an order valued at Rs. 13 crores from JCB for their factory at Jaipur. JCB India Limited, Ballabgarh (Haryana) is a fully owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Limited, UK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment. Worldwide, JCB produces over 300 different models, which are sold in over 150 countries.

JCB is constructing a state-of-the-art Green Factory Building at Mahindra World City, Jaipur and aspires to acquire the coveted IGBC Green Factory Building Rating Program. The factory includes the fabrication building, assembly building, utility building, central kitchen building, machine cycle test shed and administration building.

Blue Star's scope comprises supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three units of 175 TR air cooled screw chillers manufactured by Blue Star and air washers at the shop floor level. It also includes low side works for the office area including ducting, piping and electrical works.

The consultant for the project is CP Kukreja & Associates.

Dr Oetker, Rajasthan

Blue Star has booked an integrated MEP order valued at Rs. 28 crores from Dr Oetker for their upcoming factory at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan.

Dr Oetker is a fourth generation family-owned enterprise from Germany, headed now by Dr H C August Oetker. Currently, the Oetker Group is one of Germany's largest fully privately owned diversified industrial groups, with a turnover of €9.2 billion and 25,000 employees. The group has substantial interests in the food sector (of €1.9 billion) with about 300 different products. Other business sectors of the group include beer, banking, logistics, wines and spirits. Over the years, the company has made successful forays into frozen foods, chilled desserts and ready-to-eat mixes, through acquisitions within and outside Germany. Dr Oetker India was established in 2007. In 2008, Dr Oetker India acquired Fun Foods, a leading purveyor of western cuisine in India and thus a perfect match. The product range includes mayonnaises, sauces, spreads, salad dressings, cakes and dessert toppings, amongst others.

Dr Oetker India is constructing a state-of-the-art factory to manufacture their products in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The new plant will not only take care of the existing product portfolio, but will also manufacture Dr Oetker's food products, which will be launched in a few months' time.

Blue Star's scope comprises supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three units of 235 TR air cooled screw chillers and associated pumping system, air handling units, ventilation fans, ducting and piping. The scope of electrical works includes two units of 1,600 kVA 33/0.415 kV transformers, three units of 1,010 kVA & one unit of 380 kVA DG sets, LT panels, 33 kV HT panels, HT and LT cables and their terminations, distribution boards, lighting, cable trays and raceways, earthing and LP system, fire suppression system, LV system (fire alarm & PA system), MICC cables, octagonal poles, UPS and others. The plumbing and fire-fighting scope includes supply, installation, testing and commissioning of UL-listed fire pumps, grooved fittings in fire-fighting works, plumbing pumps, WTP, SS and GI piping, hydrant and sprinkler system and accessories, and fire extinguishers, amongst others.

VS Kukreja & Associates is the consultant and the architect/project management consultant for the project is Enar Consultants.

MRF Limited, Telangana

Blue Star has booked an order valued at Rs. 29 crores for the air conditioning of MRF's Ankenpally project in Medak District, Telangana. This is MRF's seventh such facility and is meant for exclusive manufacture of radial tyres.

MRF Limited is an Indian-based company engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of tyres for various kinds of vehicles. The company is primarily engaged in the manufacture of rubber products, which includes tyres, tubes, flaps, tread rubber and conveyor belts. It exports to more than 65 countries.

Blue Star's scope in this 700 TR air conditioning and ventilation order includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 11 air cooled chillers, 23 chilled water pumps, seven air handling units, 50 HP VRF, 15 airwasher systems, fans, associated rectangular and spiral ducting as well as electrical works. The project is slated for completion in seven months.

Good customer relationship and performance coupled with proven technical expertise helped Blue Star book the order.

Semac is the architect and HVAC Consultant for the project, while JLL is the project management consultant.

Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

Blue Star has received an order valued at Rs. 10 crores from Tata Steel, Jamshedpur for their new Pressure Reducing Stations (PRS).

Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, intends to install an automatic scarfing machine in its LD#2 shop. As a part of this augmentation scheme, to meet the peak flow requirement, PRS for oxygen, nitrogen and propane are required.

In the project, Blue Star's scope comprises design and engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the system. Additionally, the scope covers the Yard and Shop pipework of oxygen, nitrogen and propane. Blue Star has executed eight other similar PRS jobs at the Tata Steel, Jamshedpur plant.

MN Dastur & Co. Pvt. Ltd. is the consultant for the project.

Tata Steel Digwadih Colliery, Jharkhand

Blue Star has been awarded an order valued at Rs. 6.4 crores by Tata Steel Limited for air cooling systems at their Digwadih Colliery, Jharia Division, Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

Underground mines at Tata Steel, Jharia are the first in the country to get ISO 14001 certification for attaining the desired standards in mining operations, quality production, coal beneficiation, captive power generation and environment management. Since 1910, the Jharia coalfields have been fulfilling the coal needs of Tata Steel. The Division is capable of producing over 1.6 million tonnes of raw coal from its underground mines, which are more than 600 metres deep and have a gradient of upto 1:4 in places.

Air conditioning works in these settings are quite challenging given the fact that the whole system has to be designed to suit underground installation with most of the components required to be flame-proof and explosion-proof, complying to stringent specifications to be approved by the Directorate General of Mines Safety. Transportation of equipment, their installation and connectivity works to be executed in the gaseous atmosphere of the mines are challenging and demand close attention to detail.

The air conditioning scope of the project includes supply, installation, testing and commissioning of four 165 TR water cooled screw chillers, chilled water & condenser water pumps, plate-type heat exchanger and flame-proof AHUs, among others.

The scope also includes air distribution through a huge piping network with ancillaries and related electrical works.

NMDC, Chhattisgarh

National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Limited is a state-controlled mineral producer, owned by the Government of India and under administrative control of the Ministry of Steel.

It is involved in the exploration of iron ore, copper, rock phosphate, limestone, dolomite, gypsum, bentonite, magnesite, diamond, tin, tungsten, graphite and other minerals.

NMDC is India's largest iron ore producer and exporter, producing about 30 million tonnes of iron ore per annum from three fully mechanised mines in Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

Blue Star has received an order valued at Rs. 56.5 crores from NMDC to set up two compressed air stations (CAS 1 & CAS 2).

CAS 1 will provide industrial air as well as instruments air to the raw material handling system, coke oven, by-products, sinter plant, blast furnace, lime and dolo facilities.

CAS 2 will provide industrial and instruments air to the steel melting shop, thin slab caster, hot strip mill, oxygen plant and other auxiliary facilities of the steel plant.

The scope of the project includes design and engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of an air drying unit to provide dry compressed air for industrial purpose as well as for the instruments at NMDC's new 3 MTPA integrated steel plant at Nagarnar in the state of Chhattisgarh.

The consultant for the project is MECON.

MRF, Tiruchirappalli

Blue Star has booked an order worth Rs. 7.5 crores from MRF for HVAC works at their existing plant in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

MRF is primarily engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sales of tyres for different types of vehicles. In addition, they also manufacture a wide range of other rubber products such as tubes, flaps, tread rubber and conveyor belts. The company exports its products to more than 65 countries.

The scope of the project includes HVAC works comprising supply, installation, testing and commissioning of air washer units, ventilation fans and hood exhaust ducting.

Good customer relationship and performance coupled with proven technical expertise helped Blue Star book this repeat order. In the past, Blue Star has executed a HVAC job valued at Rs. 26 crores for MRF's Ankenpally plant in Hyderabad.

The architect and HVAC consultant for the project is Semac, while JLL is the project management consultant.

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