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“The Future of Coal Imports In India”: Mr. Devendra Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to inform that Mr. Devendra Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development will be addressing the global audience at “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2019”. Mr. Arolkar is a well-known industry professional.  He will be speaking on “The Future of Coal Imports In India”

Mr. Arolkar has over three decades of experience; 2 decades in L&T- Caterpillar JV for Mining Equipment and thereafter in Coal & Power Business Unit, to support/enable L&T’s foray in Power Generation.

Avid learner, excellent academics- Topper of Bombay University in Mechanical Engg, Board Topper for HSC, Board Rank holder for SSC; has Master’s Degree in Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Diploma in Foreign Trade from Welingkar etc. Successfully completed online course in Financial Engineering and Risk Management of Columbia University recently.

Global exposure includes multiple business visits to USA, China, Korea, Japan, Australia, Europe etc.

Areas of expertise/exposure in Coal and Power Sector include identification and evaluation of opportunities for acquisition/tie-ups for L&T, Coal Linkage-FSA, Setting up of Washery, managing Logistics; Coal Blocks auctioning- process/legal framework/evaluation, formulating documents like Contracts, NDAs, MOUs, Business Cooperation Agreements, JVAs, Petitions, EOIs, Tenders (floating as well as participating). Well versed in Financial Modelling, Project Finance, Valuation, Due Diligence, Regulatory framework etc.

Recent achievements are successful operationalization of FSA with SECL, BCCL and CCL, commissioning and operation of In-plant Railway siding, getting favourable Regulatory orders for coal cost pass through and instituting and operationalizing lean and agile coal supply chain (including coal beneficiation).

Currently responsible for handling all coal supply/contracting and regulatory related aspects of L&T’s 2 X 700 MW Rajpura Power Project (including arranging imported coal).


Date : 7th June 2019
Timings: 08:45 to 17:30 Followed by Networking Cocktails
Venue: Holiday Inn, Andheri East, Mumbai

Confirmed Initial speakers include:

  1. Capt. Sanjeev Buckshee, C.E.O., Athena Shipping Pte. Ltd.
  2. Capt. S. R. Patnaik, Director & C.E.O., International Shipping & Logistics FZE, Dubai.
  3. Mr. Devendra N. Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development
  4. Capt. Pappu Sastry, Deputy CEO, PT Asian Bulk Logistics
  5. Mr. Dinesh Shastri, Managing Director, Tata NYK Shipping Pte Ltd
  6. Capt. R. S. Gautam, Managing Director, Equator Maritime Services Pvt Ltd.
  7. Mr. David Morriss, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
  8. Mr. Deepak Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, BainBridge Navigation Pte. Ltd
  9. Mr. Pankaj Malhotra, Divisional Director, Clarksons Dubai

The Shipping Tribune will announce additional speakers and official program in the coming weeks.

Who Should Attend?

Commodities Buyers, Sellers, Traders, Shipping Companies, Operators, Miners, Charterers, Ship Brokers, Stevedores, Ship and Cargo Agents, Insurance and Law Firms, P& I Clubs, Port & Terminal operators, Bunker Suppliers, Maritime Professionals, Merchant Navy Professionals, Transporters, Govt. Authorities etc.

Delegate Registration Fee:

Super Early Bird till 31st March 2019

Delegate fee per person INR 11,000/- + 18% GST, Total Amount payable INR 12,980/- per [US$ 220.00]

Early Bird till 30th May 2019

Delegate fee per person INR 12,000/- + 18% GST, Total Amount payable INR 14,160/- per [US$ 250.00]

After 30th May 2019, Delegate fee per person INR. 13,000/- + 18% GST.  Total Amount payable INR 15,340/- per [US$ 275.00]

For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

Capt Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director
+91-22- 41271324

Come, join us and benefit from the opportunity to connect, confer and conduct business!!

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