07 August 2020

Cement & Concrete

Petron Engineering Construction Limited (PECL) has a valuable and rich experience in the field of oil & gas, refinery (heaters, crackers and reformers), power, fertilizer & petrochemical as well as cement sector alongwith insulation & refractory, fabrication works, electrical & instrumentation works. PECL today is a venerated name in the EPC industry. AJAY HANS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PETRON ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION LIMITED responded to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES’ queries




Petron Engineering Construction Limited (PECL) is a major player in the EPC segment which includes construction of cement plants both here and overseas. Give us an understanding of the performance of your company in 2013-14 in that zone?


For nearly four decades Petron Engineering Construction Ltd. (PECL) is a renowned name in the field of cement plant construction. FY 2013-14 has been reasonably sound for the company as we bagged orders from Madras Cements Ltd.,Vizag & Ultratech Cement Ltd., Nagpur respectively. We also completed a project for Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd., Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan. As we see major investment plans by the new government in infrastructure development, which would give a boost to the cement Industry. PECL would be keen on receiving new orders and executing the same as well.





The past few years has witnessed an economic slowdown, a situation which has not helped by the current overcapacity in the cement industry. How has this impacted Petron’s business in the cement market? How have you addressed the market challenges?


For the last three years, there wasn’t any significant investment in infrastructure projects. However, we can now see major announcements by the new government. This will result in increased demand for cement. The current overcapacity should take care of the next 2 years demand. However, the capital investment for new projects should kick in immediately to look into the demand after 2 years as cement projects generally take 3 years to commission from the concept stage. As a group we have developed complete capabilities of turnkey execution of cement plant projects and we look forward to the execution of EPC cement projects worldwide as well as cater to the domestic market requirements.





Tell us of the nature of the expertise and services you offer clients both here in India and abroad?


PECL was established in 1976. Since then we have completed construction of more than 800 projects in varied sectors namely Cement, Refinery, Oil & Gas, Power, Fertilizer & Petrochemical. Our core competencies lie in Mechanical, Electrical, Insulation, Equipment Erection, Refractory works for the Industrial, Power, Oil & Gas sector. We have been associated with all the major cement manufacturers as well as leading PSUs in the Oil & Gas sector. We are an established player in Heater & Cracker execution on EPC basis.





What are the important cement plant projects that you have done in recent times and could you name some of your clients?


PECL has completed construction of more than 40 cement plant projects in India and abroad. Some of the completed and ongoing projects are as follows:  Madras Cements Ltd., Ariyalur - Mechanical Fabrication & Erection works for 5000 TPD (Line - I and II), Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu;  Madras Cements Ltd., Visakhapatnam -
Mechanical, E & I, Fabrication & Erection works for Grinding Cement Unit, Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam (Ongoing); Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd., Chittaurgarh - All Mechanical & Electrical Equipments Unloading and Installation as per drawing with successful Commissioning of 5000 TPD Cement Plant, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan; Ultratech Cement Ltd, Nagpur – Cement Plant Grinding Unit – 2000 TPD for Civil work package, Nagpur, Maharashtra (ongoing).





Kindly tell us about PECL’s expertise in varied sectors?


In the Refinery and Oil & Gas sector PECL has completed over 120 fired heaters, reformers and crackers in all major refineries, petrochemical complex and oil & gas installations. Our expertise lies in execution of fired heater packages on EPC basis and composite mechanical packages for various process units. In the Power Sector we have executed more than 45 power plants. In the area of Power Plant Construction we have an expertise in Civil & Structural Works, BTG & BOP Equipment Erection, High Pressure & Low Pressure Piping, Fabrication & Erection, Structural & Plate Fabrication & Erection, Equipment & Erection, Electrical & Instrumentation Package, Refractory & Insulation Works and support for commissioning of activities. In the Fertilizer sector we have completed over 20 fertilizer plant projects. Our expertise here includes Civil & Structural Works, Complete Fabrication & Erection of Piping & Structural Works for Ammonia & Urea Plants, Critical Erection Works including Ammonia Converters & Urea Reactors which are been done with our High Capacity Cranes, Heavy Erection and Piping & Ducting. We have also been involved in the execution of petrochemical plants. Our work here involves civil & structural works. Composite Mechanical works include Structural, Fabrication & Erection Works, Piping, Fabrication, Erection Works, Equipment Erection & Internals, Insulation & Fire Proofing Work, Electrical & Instrumentation Work, Heavy Erection and Piping & Ducting.





Which are the international geographies and markets where Petron is currently focused on? Tell us about your expansion plans?


Though the scope of expansion for cement plants is enormous globally PECL will be mainly concentrating on India, Middle-East and African markets in the near future.




With a new government in place how do you expect Petron’s business to unfold in 2014-2015 - what is your strategy and outlook for the business?


Cement industry seems really optimistic as it sees an ambitious infrastructure development plans by the new government. Capacity expansion is the main focus of most of the cement plants. We expect significant increase in cement demand which would provide momentum to infrastructure activities.

PECL will look forward for upcoming opportunities and will constantly focus on enhancing business in the cement sector as well as plan investments/expansion in the area  of  Power, Refinery, Oil & Gas, Fertilizer & Petrochemical plants.










Client: Dangote Industries, Nigeria


Erection of 78,000 MT for 2 x 7500 TPD capacity Obajana Cement Plant



Client: National Cement Company (NCC), Lahej


Erection of 16,700 MT for 4200 TPD capacity Green Field, Al – Anad Cement Project Lahej, Republic of Yemen








Client : Grasim Industries Limited


Mechanical, Fabrication, Erection and Refractory works for 10,000 TPD Cement Plant Project, Kotputli, Rajasthan




Client : Madras Cements Limited


Mechanical, Fabrication & Erection works for 5000 TPD Ariyalur Line I & II, Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu




Client: Lafarge India Pvt. Limited


All Mechanical & Electrical Equipments Unloading and Installation alongwith successful commissioning of 5000 TPD Cement Plant, Bhawaliya, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan

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