Triveni teams with GE Oil & Gas to manufacture steam turbines

Bangalore-based power producer and supplier of steam turbo-generators Triveni Engineering & Industries has signed a joint venture agreement with GE Oil & Gas, part of the New York-based diversified conglomerate General Electric Company to design advanced steam turbines in India.

GE is the world's largest manufacturer of jet engines and power-production turbines.

The two companies will design, manufacture and service advanced technology steam turbines between 30 MW and 100  MW steam for power generation in India and expots.

Under the JV, GE Triveni Limited will be incorporated in India and headquartered in Bangalore. GE will transfer its technology and give R&D support, for manufacturing at Triveni's Bangalore facility.

John Flannery, president and CEO, GE India said, ''Triveni is a key contributor to the continued growth of India's economy. Our strategic alliance reflects GE's continued commitment to India and strengthens our local market presence through technology transfer, the creation of local employment opportunities and continued investment in skills development and training.''

Dhruv Sawhney, chairman and managing director, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd, said, ''This is a vote of confidence in Indian manufacturing and great news for Bangalore where the JV and Triveni's facilities are based.''