Business Process Reengineering Case Study

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About Thermax
Thermax has moved to become a multi-divisional, multi-company group with a strong presence in India and in selected overseas market. Business-to-business solutions from Thermax helped to broad range of 44 industries in over 50 countries; become energy efficient and eco-friendly.

Early in its history, Thermax redefined itself as a company in the business of generating and transmitting process heat. Then the business was redefined: Conserving Energy and Preventing Environment. This is the core competency of the group that extends beyond mere products to full scale on site turnkey project solutions. From generation of process heat to air pollution control, waste heat recovery, water recycling and effluent treatment and on to co-generation of power and steam using a single fuel input. Today 80% of Thermax,s turnover comes from its project business. The company provides essential utilities, viz. heating, cooling, water treatment, chemicals and power, for industrial production. In other core competency area of environmental engineering, Thermax offers solutions, which enable industry to remain green and competitive.

Group has following major Strategic Business Units (SBU):

1) The Boiler & Heater Group,
Thermax's largest business division provides equipment and solutions for generating steam and power – waste heat recovery systems, boilers fired on oil/gas/coal/biomass and heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). The Group also offers fired heaters for various applications. Among the major products offered are waste heat recovery boilers, waste-to-energy boilers, AFBC boiler, CFBC boiler, travelling grate boiler, engine exhaust gas boiler, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and API-type fired heaters. The equipment supplied caters to various process applications in the petrochemical, refinery, power utility, steel, fertilizer, cement, sugar and other sectors.

2) Cooling Group
Thermax is one of the leaders in vapour absorption cooling systems. Thermax chillers are extensively used worldwide for process cooling and air conditioning. Cooling business offers an extensive range of chillers that use steam, hot water, exhaust gases and other fuels. Specialised applications such as inlet air-cooling with Thermax chillers are improving output and productivity in power, petrochemical and power industries. Thermax chillers integrate well with efficient energy setups such as cogeneration and combined heating, cooling and power (CHPC) systems. As they do not use harmful refrigerants like CFCs, these eco-friendly systems are the natural choice for green energy planners.

3) Power Group
Thermax offers a range of solutions addressing the electrical power requirements of industry in growing economies: captive plants and cogeneration systems for industry and independent power plants in the utility space.

Thermax has a portfolio of about 50 (executed and under execution) power/cogeneration projects totalling over 1300 MW on turnkey (EPC) basis for its clients. This turnkey methodology coupled with an in-depth understanding of over 100 different fuels enables it to commission fast track power plants with wide fuel flexibility and assured performance standards. Thermax has earned the status of the preferred EPC partner with its clients, demonstrated by the large number of repeat orders. You can count on Thermax for commissioning efficient, economical and ecofriendly power projects within set timelines with guaranteed performance and long term support in competitive markets.

4) Water & Waste Solutions
Thermax's offers green solutions in the field of water and wastewater treatment and recycling for industrial, commercial, defence, hospitality and municipal sectors. Clients are provided total water management and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solutions that include:

Water Treatment
Waste Water Treatment & Recycling
These systems are provided on both turnkey/EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) for large...
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