Mumbai, July 3, 2012: KEC International Ltd. (KEC), a global infrastructure EPC major, an RPG Group company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the phase‐1 expansion by commencing the commercial production of high tension (HT) power cables (up to 33 kV) at its green‐field facility in Vadodara, Gujarat w.e.f. 2nd July 2012. This will have annual production capacity of approx. 1,800 kilometers of cables.
In phase‐2, the company is in process of expanding its product portfolio by commencingmanufacturing of extra high voltage (EHV) power cables (up to 220 kV) at its’ above mentionedgreen‐field facility. This facility will also have capability to manufacture 400 kV EHV cables. The Company expects to complete phase‐2 expansion shortly.
On completion of both the phases, the facility will have total annual production capacity of approx.4,000 kilometers of cables.
“Our green‐field cables plant at Vadodara is a world class facility and has state‐of‐the‐artmachineries matching global standards. This facility will play an important role in expanding our presence in the growing HT and EHV cables segment” commented Mr. Ramesh Chandak, MD & CEO,KEC International Ltd.
About KEC’s Cable Business
KEC is amongst the leading manufacturers of power and telecom cables in India. It has a significant presence in international markets with exports to over 20 countries. KEC currently has three ISO certified (9001, 14001) production facilities in India located in Mysore (Karnataka), Thane(Maharashtra) and Silvassa (Union Territory). It has a wide product portfolio which includes low tension, high tension, extra high voltage (EHV) power cables, control cables, instrumentation cables, aerial bunched cables, optical fiber and jelly filled copper telecommunication cables.
About KEC International Limited
KEC International is global infrastructure Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) major. It has presence in the verticals of Power Transmission, Power Systems, Cables, Railways, Telecom and Water. The Company has powered infrastructure development in 46 countries across South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Americas. It is a flagship Company of the RPG Group.
About RPG Enterprises
RPG Enterprises is one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates. The group consists of over fifteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Tyre, Infrastructure, IT and Specialty. Established in 1979, RPG Enterprises today has a turnover of ` 15,000 crore.