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The Future of Coal Imports: 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 2018”. 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).

About India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2018

We are pleased to inform you that all stakeholders of dry bulk cargo industry (Commodities Buyers, Sellers, Traders, Shipping Companies, Operators, Miners, Charterers, Ship Brokers, Stevedores, Ship and Cargo Agents, Insurance and Law Firms, Transporters, Govt. Authorities) will be participating in India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2018 (Popularly known as DRYCON 2018) on 7th June 2018 at Holiday Inn, Mumbai. International brands such as Scorpio Shipping Agencies (Platinum Sponsor), Adani Bunkering (Gold Sponsor), International Shipping & Logistic FZE,Dubai (Silver Sponsor), Bainbridge Navigation Pte. Ltd (Bronze Sponsor), East Coast Maritime Academy (Bronze Sponsor), MacOcean Shipping Pte Ltd (Bronze Sponsor), Clarksons Shipping Services India (Bronze Sponsor), VESON NAUTICAL (Bronze Sponsor),  have already confirmed their support to the Summit & many more reputed companies are likely to confirm sponsorship in the coming days.

Date : 7th June 2018
Timings: 08:45 to 17:30 Followed by Networking Cocktails
Venue: Holiday Inn, Andheri East, Mumbai

Confirmed Initial speakers include:

  1. Capt. Anil Kumar Srivastava, Director & COO, LSS OCEAN TRANSPORT DMCC
  2. Capt. S. R. Patnaik, Director & C.E.O., International Shipping & Logistics FZE, Dubai
  3. Mr. Rajesh Dubey, Group Head-Fuel Logistics, TATA Power
  4. Mr. Devendra N. Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development
  5. Mr. Manoj Tandon, Associate Vice President, Adani Bunkering
  6. Mr. David Morriss, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
  7. Capt. Ashok Shrivastava, C.E.O., Sheel Shipping Synergy
  8. Capt. Venkat Padmanabhan, Managing Director, VASI Shipping Pte Ltd.
  9. Capt. Pappu Sastry, Deputy C.E.O., PT Asian Bulk Logistics  
  10. Mr. Abhijit Chaudhury, General Manager – Shipping, JSW Steel Limited
  11. Mr. Ashok Jain, Director, Diamond Shipbrokers
  12. Mr. Shriram Sivaramakrishnan, Associate Editor, Shipping & Freight, S&P Global Platts
  13. Mr. Pranay Shukla, Senior Dry Bulk Analyst, MERCURIA TRADING (India) Pvt Ltd
  14. Mr. Vishal Khattri, Director of Professional Services, APAC at Veson Nautical 

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

For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

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


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