Client Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL)

Location Tirupati, India

Sectors Manufacturing

The challenge

Supplying reliable backup power during scheduled grid outages

When you’re the largest battery manufacturer on the Indian Oceanic rim, production losses make a significant impact on profits. This was the situation Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL) faced for at least 15 days of the year when the less-than-perfect local power grid forced scheduled power outages. They also knew there would be more pain with unplanned outages.

ARBL had previously covered these shortfalls by hiring four power providers, including us, to provide emergency power. But when they saw the quality of our work and products they decided to award us the exclusive contract. We needed to install a fast and reliable power package that covered both planned and unplanned outages.

Project fact file

15 days

Scheduled power outages per year

11 MW

Round-the-clock emergency power

USD$1.5 million

Potential loss through outages

6 days

Installation time

The solution

Thirteen generators, expertise and a proven track record for excellence

Our Indian team’s proven performance during previous scheduled power shutdowns was a key factor in being awarded the exclusive contract. Along with our expert technicians, we put in place a customised rental package that included 13 generators to supply 11 MW of power to three ARBL business units, and we did it within six days of the ink drying on the contract. The package supplied a 24-hour-a-day power supply that allowed ARBL to maintain production during outages and tick the box against their critical yearly maintenance schedule.

the aggreko difference

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The impact

A reliable power supply that kept production going

ARBL minimised time and effort by dealing with only one reliable power provider. And the fact that we could design, install and commission the project in just six days gave them peace of mind that they would be covered for any emergency 24 hours a day. The success of the project made other manufacturers in the district sit up and take notice: fast nimble rental generators as a cost-effective solution to power outages suddenly seemed like something everyone could use. 

“Aggreko's efficiency in order of execution, delivery and service support is commendable and my sincere appreciation goes to Aggreko for its world class products, services and people.”

Satheesh Veeraraghavan Assistant Manager – PE ,
Amara Raja Batteries Ltd

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