Sterling and Wilson, an Indian multinational engaged in engineering, construction, manufacturing and energy services with over $1 billion in revenue has announced its foray into hybrid power plants and energy storage solutions as part of its commitment to consistently expand its range of offerings to reflect the future of energy. The company, with a cumulative expertise of 8 GW across its energy verticals encompassing co-generation CHP and gas-based power, solar energy, and diesel powered generators, is poised to lead the disruptive revolution of energy storage besides fostering adoption of clean energies by critical power installations through hybrid power plants.
The newly introduced hybrid and energy storage business is already in advanced discussions for its first projects in Africa and Europe and is keenly exploring EPC and co-development opportunities across continents. As part of its global outlook and expansion plans, the business is actively tapping talent worldwide to develop competency centres in target markets. In its inaugural showcase, the team is participating in EES Europe from 20th to 22nd June 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Sterling and Wilson’s strong intent to invest in the hybrid and energy storage space is backed by a visible global trend of the ever-increasing need for reliable power and a strong endorsement by developed economies to reduce carbon emission, within a $6 trillion global energy industry that is ripe for disruption. To lead the charge amidst such trends, the company has appointed Deepak Thakur at the helm of its hybrid and energy storage business as the CEO. With an experience of 26 years and a proven track record of incubating new businesses from strategy to building strong teams, Deepak has successfully handled various responsibilities encompassing sales, marketing, corporate strategy, business planning and strategic alliances across a wide spectrum of industries. Further by tapping into its internal talent pool, the company has also appointed Vishwanathan Iyer to lead the global business development, marketing, and strategic activities for the new unit. In his previous assignment, Vishwanathan was spearheading solar business development in India.
Commenting on the new business foray, Deepak Thakur, CEO – Hybrid, and Energy Storage, Sterling & Wilson, said, “The global hybrid and energy storage market is estimated to be around $ 40 billion by 2025. As one of the leading turnkey solution providers in the world, with project management, engineering and delivery expertise of over 8GW of diversified energy offerings across geographies, we are confident of providing our customers value for money through customised hybrid power plants and energy storage facilities."
Given its global energy expertise, Sterling and Wilson has an extensive focus on where and how hybrid and energy storage solutions can be applied across the energy sector from centralised large fossil and renewable power plants, to data centres, C&I segments and remote settings such as islands. The company’s hybrid and energy storage business unit is offering a range of clientele – from utility-scale and C&I project developers, independent power producers to public utilities and IOUs - a host of turnkey services such as project development, design, and engineering including sizing of storage solutions and hybrids, supply chain management, construction, commissioning, and operations and maintenance.