January 2011 | Sujata Agrawal
Voltas: Engineered to flourish
Voltas Singapore, the regional office for the Far East operations of Voltas, has executed major projects providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services in diverse sectors such as airports, railways, intelligent buildings, resorts and tunnels. It is today well-entrenched in the electrical and mechanical (E&M) space
Voltas is the only Indian company entrusted with the development of both the integrated resorts projects in Singapore — Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands.
As an Indian E&M company, Voltas initially had difficulty in gaining acceptance. However, having executed several projects, it is today well-established in Singapore and recognised as a leading E&M player. Its major projects include:
- Changi Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) for the Public Utilities Board: The SGD103-million project included design engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of various process equipment.
- District cooling plant at Resort World Sentosa: The SGD47-million project comprised engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.
- Link chamber cooling pipework and heat exchangers: A SGD18-million infrastructure project at Marina Bay Sands.
- National University Hospital: A SGD12-million contract for supply and delivery, installation and testing, and commissioning of air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation and building management systems at the administrative building.
- Tunnel ventilation and environmental control systems for Marina Coastal Expressway: A SGD53- million project for the Land Transport Authority.
The successful inauguration of the CWRP and the Resorts World Sentosa projects. The CWRP project was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Singapore and Voltas was commended on the work it had done.
To consolidate its presence in the region by aggressively bidding for more projects. Voltas Singapore has recently branched out to a new vertical for metro, and oil and gas projects, and will soon be restarting operations in Hong Kong to exploit emerging opportunities in these areas.
Corporate sustainability initiatives
Voltas Singapore recently participated in the Dover Park Hospice Sunday Walk 2010 to raise funds for the needy. Dover Park Hospice provides palliative medical care to terminally ill patients. The company has also supported organisations such as Lighthouse Club and Community Chest.