Tyco Thermals opens 3rd facility at Noida

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New Delhi, Apr 28 (UNI) As a result of the significant growth in its heat-tracing business and an increasing need to service 40 per cent of its global businesses suitably, Tyco Thermal Controls recently opened its third engineering facility in Noida.

''The third centre was needed because we are servicing 40 per cent of our global businesses from India, which has itself committed huge amount of money in the energy sector,'' said Tyco Thermal Controls President Jim Thompson.

Tyco Thermal Controls is the world market leader in heat-tracing systems for manufacturing industry and commercial construction, under its renowned Raychem, T2, Isopad, Pyrotenax and Tracer brands.

For industrial manufacturing and processing operations, it provides heat-tracing solutions for frost protection, process temperature maintenance and surface heating and offers a total project management capability and service from design through to commissioning.

Mr Thompson said the company has been in the country for over 25 years and has been a happy hunting ground for him in terms of talented engineers. ''It is difficult to find talented engineers.

There is a worldwide shortage of English speaking electrical engineers and India has been able to cater to that space.'' The company opened its first office in Mumbai and then subsequently in Noida. The new India Design Office Centre at Noida will be crucial to the company's needs as it looks to tap the huge potential for heat-tracing business in the West Asia, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries.

''The new office will cater to overseas demand since the West Asian region is growing at a rapid pace,'' said Managing Director for India and Vice President (Global Projects) Shiv Kumar.

The office will have a headcount of 100 employees which will be later scaled up to 250 employees.

The company has similar centres in Houston, Alberta and Amsterdam, with India operations being the biggest. The India centre is supporting 300-million-dollar project spread across many years.

''In India, we continue to expand and look to do more projects in the region and operate increasingly out of this country,'' Mr Thompson said.

The company is also very bullish on India as it estimates about 1,50,000-2,00,000 metres of heat managed pipes are needed for its petrochemical developments.

In the country, Tyco has almost all top oil and gas firms as its clients and is now looking at strategic alliances with Indian counterparts to undertake future projects.

The company is currently working for clients undertaking exploration activities in the Bombay High and Krishna Godavari region.

Mr Kumar said projects like the New Exploration Licencing Policy (NELP) were a great boost to the company and it was looking at meeting the heating needs of the companies involved in the policy.

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