Rolls-Royce strengthens commitment to civil nuclear business in India

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has appointed Atul Tandon as Executive Vice-President, Civil Nuclear-India as a significant step towards positioning itself as a strong player in the evolving Indian civil nuclear industry.

In his new role, Atul will focus on developing customer relationships and growing Rolls-Royce presence in the Indian nuclear power market. Atul has extensive experience in the nuclear industry and the energy sectors, including working with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited for 16 years.

Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce President-Nuclear, said: “Rolls-Royce has a long and proud history partnering with India over more than 75 years. As India continues to rapidly develop we have technology and systems which can offer effective solutions. We are today reinforcing our commitment to this important market with the appointment of Atul Tandon, a seasoned industry professional, who will bring a wealth of civil nuclear knowledge and leadership to our expanding local team.”

Anil Shrikhande President, Rolls-Royce India said: “The civil nuclear industry represents an important market and Rolls-Royce is keen to support the country’s ambitious nuclear energy development programme. Atul’s appointment reinforces our commitment towards that strategic intent.”

Rolls-Royce delivers wide-ranging capabilities across the nuclear cycle from concept design to through-life and life-extension. Its nuclear expertise spans high value engineering and manufacturing, licensing, project and supply chain management. Rolls-Royce is a world-leader in digital safety instrumentation and control for nuclear power plants.

  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £59.2 billion at 31 December 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. Rolls-Royce has a long and proud history of partnership with India - more than 75 years with the Indian Air Force and in India’s civil aerospace sector. Today, there are over 1,300 Rolls-Royce engines in service in India. The company’s global market sectors - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy - are all represented in the country.
  6. India is an extremely significant country for Rolls-Royce, both as a market, and as a country that is playing a growing role in the Group’s global operations. From licensed production to engineering services and component manufacture the business has expanded in the last decade supported by mutually beneficial partnerships with leading companies in India including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), L&T, TCS and QuEST.
  7. Rolls-Royce has a large and highly experienced nuclear skills base with approximately 2,600 employees in the UK, France, US and Canada.
  8. Rolls-Royce provides nuclear power utility vendors and operators with integrated, long-term solutions and support services spanning the whole reactor lifecycle, from concept design through to obsolescence management and plant life extension. With nuclear expertise including component manufacturing, licensing, project and supply chain management as well as world-class engineering, the company has been a key player in the industry for over 50 years.
  9. In April 2010, Rolls-Royce and Larsen & Toubro Limited, India’s leading engineering and construction company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation to effectively address the projected need for light water reactors (LWR) in India and internationally. LWR technology is in more than sixty per cent of civil nuclear power plants operating worldwide.
  10. Atul Tandon is a senior executive with 16 years’ experience in the nuclear industry working for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and has also held a number of senior roles with major corporations including Wärtsilä India Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Raipur, India and an Executive MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management Research in Mumbai, India.
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