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Bridgestone Case Study

BRIDGSTONE INDIA LTD. , PUNE

(SITE: - CHAKAN MIDC, PUNE)

WHERE

At their upcoming plant at MIDC, Chakan near Pune, Maharashtra.

what

  • Construction power supply (30KVA-250KVA DG Set) & distribution along with complete operation and maintenanceduring construction of their green field plant.
  • Provision of compressed air with 2 x 100 CFM air compressor for the same project.

PURPOSE

  • To provide Continuous supply of power to vendors of critical, imported equipment
  • To reduce downtime of labor due to non-availability of grid power and avoid paying penalties to overseas vendors in US $.

PRIMARY CHOICE FACTORS FOR VENDOR SELECTION

  • Experience & technical competence.
  • Financial strength.
  • Proven, established and reliable supply chain management for Fuel.

THE COMPANY

  • Bridgestone is a multinational organization and currently India’s largest manufacturer of Tyres& Tubes with installed Plant Capacity of PSR: 10000/day & TBR: 3000/day
  • Another Bridgestone plant is located in Pithampur near Indore.

BACKGROUND

  • Bridgestone India is one of the major Tyre& Tube suppliers to almost all the reputed car-manufacturing companies in India.
  • In 2013 Bridgestone set up plant at Chakan industrial area near the city of Pune, Maharashtra to further strengthenthe supply system in India.
THE REQUIREMENT
  • To ensure continuous electrical supply to the essential / critical loads as well as ensure supply during non-availability of grid power supply.
  • Power requirement in the range of 30kva-250kva dg, 50 Hz set (20 nos.) at multiple locations within the project area of 7.7 lac sq. meter.
THE CHALLENGE
  • BRIDGESTONE desired 250kva reliable power without any interruption for regular maintenance.
  • The project was required to be completed within 10 month from the date of order.
  • Statutory approval also required to be taken from the respective authorities like State Electricity Board & PWD.
  • Overseas vendors had steep delayed work penalty terms in US$ currency.
  • Project area was spread over 7.7 lac sq. meters.
THE SOLUTION
  • Perennial undertook extensive study of load requirements and designed the installation plan in the most economic and effective manner.
  • Multiple sets were installed at various locations as per this plan.
  • Onsite store was created and maintained to support the construction as per Bridgestone requirement. This store contained Fuel, Emergency space, Earthing, Distribution panel and other required hardware.
  • Dedicated Supervisors were deputed on site for day to day communicationwith Bridgestone officials. Skilled manpower deputed at site ensured that hired machines are used as per client requirement& worked properly.
  • Day to day Fuel management including transportation, Fuel safety etc. was done by Perennial.
THE ACHIVEMENT
  • All DG sets were installed and commissioned in 3-4 days, and operated without any interruption in power supply.
  • The system has been tested successfully to run continuously for 24/7 hrs. basis.

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