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Diesel generators will be the backbone of the building and construction industry in the coming years

Diesel generators will be the backbone of the building and construction industry in the coming years
 
Diesel generator manufacturers are in a position to quickly scale up their production and launch diverse products that can cater to the expected high demand.
 
Drivers of growth - Buildings & Construction 
 
The building and construction industry in India is poised to grow steadily as predicted by KPMG in a report where it highlighted that 9 crore houses needed to be built in India at an estimated investment of US$ 2 trillion to accomplish the “Housing for all by 2022” vision. This would also involve the investment of another US$ 1.5 trillion in supporting infrastructure comprising commercial real estate and urban infrastructure. By any yardstick this kind of investment is humongous and if achieved could augur well for the power generator industry, especially the diesel generator industry. 
 
According to a report prepared by Motilal Oswal on capital goods, the three important drivers for the construction industry are the growth envisaged in the construction of roads, changes in railways and building of metro rail systems. Road construction activities are likely to exceed 41 km/day. The Indian Railways is planning to install/replace the diesel generators currently being used to power air conditioners in trains. Metro rail perhaps offers the highest potential as India is likely to sanction metro rail projects for each of its towns/cities with a population of more than 1 million. 
 
Need for power generators in the building and construction industry 
 
Among the many challenges faced by the building and construction industry, one of the most eminent challenges is the availability of power for undertaking construction activities. These activities include excavations for foundations, land levelling, road construction, bridge construction, concrete mixing, crane operation, bore well digging, on-site pre-stressed concrete production, welding operations, rail construction, metro construction and other related activities. All these activities require electric power in the construction site to operate various machines needed to undertake construction activities. In most cases, grid supply is not available and the companies depend on power generators to supply the required power. 
 
 

 

Posted Date : 01/05/2019 Posted By : Admin