Tomohiko Okada Managing Director, Toshiba India

Tomohiko Okada Managing Director, Toshiba India

“Toshiba – FOR THE NEXT INDIA” is our brand promise in India and we would like to deliver this commitment through our innovative technologies and expe...

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“Toshiba – FOR THE NEXT INDIA” is our brand promise in India and we would like to deliver this commitment through our innovative technologies and expertise in the key energy systems & solutions and infrastructure systems & solutions areas”

Tomohiko Okada

Managing Director, Toshiba India Pvt Ltd.

 

What’s at the heart of the business philosophy of your company?

Toshiba is creating values for a better life through its philosophy of “Committed to People. Committed to the Future.” Toshiba is committed to play a significant role and be a partner in India’s growth and development. Only by demonstrating real commitment and similar passion for India, only by walking side by side in camaraderie, only by being genuine and true can one reach the heart of the New India.

At Toshiba, we would like to be the power behind every great start in this country. Because it’s when technology meets life you’re empowered to unleash your full potential. “Toshiba – FOR THE NEXT INDIA” is our brand promise in India and we would like to deliver this commitment through our innovative technologies and expertise in the key energy systems & solutions and infrastructure systems & solutions areas.

In line with ‘FOR THE NEXT INDIA’ strategy, Toshiba established India as its global manufacturing base and an export hub. Today, we have multiple manufacturing and marketing bases in India for high quality power generation, high-efficiency energy transmission and distribution, long-lasting and energy efficient electrical equipment for railway systems, complete vertical transport solutions for building, and water and wastewater solutions.

 

What are your suggestions to improve energy sector so that India can meet its growing power needs?

In the interest of providing Power to All and at affordable price, the schemes introduced had multiple effects wherein the availability of electricity improved and mix of conventional as well renewable energy supported the intent. However, the consumption of electricity did not meet the forecast which did impact the planned power generation growth. This has been observed in last few years as the all India Plant Load Factor (PLF) dropped. This slowdown in growth of power had impacted the manufacturing industry.

We do believe that revival of power sector especially the power from coal fired power plants would support the Make-in-India initiative, supporting which several manufacturing units were established in India. We at Toshiba are looking forward to rapid growth of power sector by applying the latest and cleaner technologies so that Power for All is achieved in shorter time.

As a part of the clean energy promise, the superior technologies like Ultra-Super Critical (USC) and Advanced Ultra-Super Critical (A-USC) that have much lower carbon footprint than the conventional thermal power plants will become the new norm.

Accelerating towards this initiative for environmental management, Toshiba group besides laying importance to cleaner coal technologies by applying Ultra Super Critical and Advanced Ultra Super Critical is also working to employ its Post Combustion Capture technology that separates, captures, and sequesters CO2 emissions from the flue gas of thermal power plants, which would otherwise be released to the atmosphere. Using chemical absorbents which selectively capture CO2 in the flue gas at a certain condition in the absorber tower, and release it under a different condition in the stripper tower, CO2 is continuously separated from the flue gas of the thermal power plant.

This Post Combustion Capture technology applies not only to coal fired power plants, but also to all other CO2 emitting plants, such as oil fired, gas fired, gas combined cycle, biomass fired plants. Technology can be applied onto new build plants or retrofitted onto existing plants. The portion of CO2 emission to be captured from the power plant is selectable, giving this technology the flexibility to answer to various needs of the Indian market and regulations.

 

How do you visualize the evolution of India to THE NEXT INDIA?

We expect India to emerge as a dominant world power at the global stage with a strong infrastructure base. Our idea of the NEXT India and the BETTER India includes world class energy management infrastructure, strong and robust transportation & building infrastructure along with a clean and eco-friendly environment.

At Toshiba India, we channel our world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical products and systems into two focus business fields: Energy, and Social Infrastructure. In the energy sector, Toshiba group companies in India can offer a complete energy solution – from efficient high quality power generation equipments and EMPCS (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Construction and Services) solutions provided by Toshiba JSW Power Systems (TJPS) and renewable Hydropower projects through Toshiba India Pvt Ltd (TIPL), to optimum energy transmission equipment through Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems India (TTDI).

In the Social Infrastructure that sustains quality of life, we offer a multitude of products and solutions including – water and wastewater management solutions through UEM India, world class vertical transport solutions for creating smarter buildings through Toshiba Johnson Elevators India (TJEI), reliable energy storage solutions through our advanced battery solutions, and electrical equipments for railways and transportation solutions.

With our ‘Make-in-India’ strategy, Toshiba
will contribute to the development of power
and infrastructure sectors with its experience, expertise and technology innovation FOR THE NEXT INDIA.

 

“We do believe that revival of power sector especially the power from coal fired power plants would support the Make-in-India initiative, supporting which several manufacturing units were established in India. We at Toshiba are looking forward to rapid growth of power sector by applying the latest and cleaner technologies so that Power for All is achieved in shorter time.”

“We expect India to emerge as a dominant world power at the global stage with a strong infrastructure base. Our idea of the NEXT India and the BETTER India includes world class energy management infrastructure, strong and robust transportation & building infrastructure along with a clean and eco-friendly environment.”

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