Om Metals, an established provider of hydro mechanical equipment and competitive turnkey solutions for hydropower and irrigation projects, believes that its mix of experience and expertise, comprehensive product offerings and turnkey solutions in fabrication coupled with its solid technological base can help it garner a significant share of these emerging opportunities.
Experience and Longstanding Presence
Om Metals, with 35 years of proven track record in the business has successfully executed over 50 projects valued at Rs 7000 mn across 18 states, which include the implementation of some historic and landmark projects such as the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, Almatti Dam project, Kol Dam project to name a few. These accomplishments have firmly cemented its leadership position amongst Indian players for delivering hydro mechanical solutions and established its credibility as the right vendor to partner for new upcoming hydropower and irrigation projects.
Prudent Human Capital Management
state-of-the-art machinery is often a key differentiator, in the hydropower projects space, hands-on manpower management is perhaps one of the biggest requisites. This is because any hydropower project requires quick mobilisation of a large workforce for a reasonable timeframe at competitive rates. More often than not, the onsite team is required to operate under some of the toughest, most hostile terrains and in remote inaccessible areas and conditions. An inability to manage a dedicated team results in a company having to recruit afresh each time a project is secured, hampering its ability to deliver on time and increases labour costs, as well.
Om Metals scores high in this regard as it has built a dedicated team, many of whom have been associated with the company since its inception, ensuring that its team has acquired the right mix of skills and experience in executing a number of mega projects in adverse conditions, facilitating the transfer and sharing of key learnings from one project to the other, and lastly increasing its flexibility to reallocate its dedicated manpower to specific site locations with ease and speed. This eliminates the scope for frequent recruitment to meet project needs, as in the case of its competitors, translating into a 30 per cent saving on manpower costs.
Robust Engineering Skills
Success of any hydropower project invariably rests on the pillars of seamless engineering abilities, the backbone of any infrastructure project. Om Metals has completed hydropower and irrigation projects of varied scale, size and complexity: from 126 MW to a 1000 MW project, from those executed across the country's fastest flowing rivers to those undertaken at the highest mountain peaks, a clear testimony of its engineering capabilities and versatility.
Success in this area has been derived from amidst a manpower strength of around 1000 people, comprising of 300 technocrats and 30 highly qualified professionals including engineering, architects and CAD/CAM specialists. These technocrats and professionals, with the help of state-of-the-art machinery design, draw, manufacture, test and commission hydro mechanical equipment which enables it to accurately meet the exacting needs of each and every of the 50 hydropower projects undertaken so far and perform beyond expectations.
Strength in Steel Fabrication
Steel fabrication is an important aspect in all mega developmental and construction projects. Om Metals, as a part of its project execution bandwidth, has the distinction of offering customers a broad range of hydro mechanical equipment required in any hydropower and irrigation project such as vertical gates, radial gates, draft tube gates, intake gates, spillway and stoplog gates; hydraulic and electrical servo motor hoists; EOT and gantry cranes; and trash racks and trash rack cleaning machines.
Specialist in Turnkey Projects
Om Metals on the back of its fabrication and manpower strength has the ability to execute turnkey contracts for customers: right from design and drawing to procuring raw material, to manufacturing hydro mechanical equipment, and transporting the raw material and finished products at the project site, from mobilisation of the required machinery to fabrication as per the approved design, from fabrication inspection by the project authorities to commissioning and installation, from commencing erection to servicing for the period of contract: enabling it to straddle the entire range of services in the hydro mechanical space.