Ashok Kumar Agarwal

HEAD(OPERATION) at Hindalco Industries Limited Uttar Pradesh Others, India | Operations
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Current Companies:
  • Vice President at HINDALCO
Past Companies:
  • Electrical
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Profile Synopsis

Summary:  Ashok Kr. Agarwal
Contact: 05446 277327 (R), 09889031648 (M) ~ E-Mail:

Seeking top level assignments in Strategic Planning, Operations & Maintenance, Project / Plant Management with a growth oriented organization.

Professional Synopsis
„« 28 years of rich experience in Plant Management, Operations & Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation, Process Enhancement and Team Management.
„« Proficient in handling site operations and accountable for quality service & timely completion of projects.
„« Hands on experience in overseeing plant activities from conceptualisation to execution including technical specifications, procurement of raw materials, stage inspections, scheduling, progress monitoring, site management and manpower planning.
„« Expertise in managing maintenance, operations for reducing breakdown / downtime & enhancing operational effectiveness of equipment.
„« Adept at carrying out tests & inspection for various processes and checking the quality.
„« An effective communicator with excellent relationship management skills and strong analytical, leadership, decision making, problem solving & organisational abilities.

Skill Set
Knows the Business : Possessing demonstrative capability of transforming business by going beyond the boundaries of traditional people capital support.
Personal Credibility : Uses personal credibility to influence outcomes beyond own business and functional area.
Strategic Contribution : Can direct business in new and growth areas and motivate people to perform beyond their normal past demonstrated skills / levels.
Skilful Execution : Makes things happen, against the odds in a collaborative way.
Value Champion : Have courage to challenge counter cultural values / behaviour in others, champion the organisation values & vision and create a clear and compelling view of future.
„« Spearheading project activities involving working out various requirements & monitoring overall project operations for ensuring timely completion.
„« Coordinating plant operations for the set up standards with accountability for strategic utilization & deployment of available resources to achieve organizational objectives.
„« Monitoring the activity at sites and review of project schedule, ensuring cost control within budget, planning for cash flow requirements, etc.
„« Managing all technical & managerial aspects, developing various reports on performance analysis and handling planning for better productivity.
„« Planning & implementing preventive, predictive & breakdown maintenance schedules for improving the overall reliability and safety of plant equipments & machinery.
„« Implementing and maintaining all the activities in area of production, maintenance, new facility planning and training as per set standards.
„« Preparing annual maintenance schedule calendar & annual action plan for critical breakdown.
„« Reviewing history records of key machines for repeated breakdowns to analysis and carrying out necessary corrective actions.
„« Leading, mentoring & monitoring the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in process operations and meeting of production targets.
„« Reviewing employee performance and preparing annual training plan for maintenance department.
„« Creating and sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities and motivates high performance amongst team members.

Employment History
Since Jun¡¦81 with Hindalco India Ltd., Renusagar
Hindalco, a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group (Best Employer In India-2007) and one of the India's largest business conglomerate leading in aluminum, semi fabricated products and copper, with an approximate turnover of more than Rs. 9000 Crores, ranks among India¡¦s top companies in terms of market capitalization.

Growth Path
Prob. Assistant Engineer June¡¦1981-June¡¦1982
Assistant Engineer June¡¦1982-Aug¡¦1984
General Foreman Sep¡¦1984-April¡¦1986
Electrical Engineer April¡¦86-June¡¦1987
Dy. Superintendent June¡¦1987-February¡¦1993
Superintendent February¡¦1993-April¡¦1995
Dy. Chief Engineer April¡¦1995-March¡¦1997
Addl. Chief Engineer April¡¦1997-March¡¦2001
Dy. GM (Electrical) April¡¦2001-June¡¦2005
GM (Electrical) ¡V Head of Electrical July¡¦2005-June¡¦2008
Sr. GM (Electrical) - Head of Electrical & Instrumentation July¡¦2008-June¡¦2009
AVP ¡VMaintenance ( E & I) July¡¦2009-Nov¡¦2009
Head ¡V Operation since Dec¡¦2009
Key Result Areas
„« Serving as Head - Electrical and overseeing the entire electrical & other allied functions.
„« Planning and implementing periodic preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance and condition based needful maintenance of various equipments & auxiliary comprising of Turbine Generator & Steam Generator of the 10 units of various make and technologies, ESP (Operation & Maintenance), LDAD System, ARW Loading & Unloading ¡V Electrical, Ash Bund & Township.
„« Planning, installing & maintaining
- Complete 132 kV switchyard, transformers & transmission lines. It includes circuit breakers (BOCB, ABCB, MOCB & SF6), transformers (GE, ABB, BHEL, TELK etc.), CT/PT, isolators, insulators, CVT, and power line carrier communication equipments.
- LT (415V) & HT (6.6 kV/3.3 kV) switchgears, burner management system of boilers, 2x1000 kVA & 500 kVA emergency DG sets with auto start system for safe shutdown of TGs at time of system blackout, EOT overhead cranes of plant, etc.
- 415V / 3.3 kV / 6.6 kV Motors of Plant & Colony.
- Plant lighting system & general utilities, coal handling plant equipments.
„« Handling protective relaying system of electrical equipments (generators, transformers, transmission lines, bus-bars, motors & feeders), variable frequency drives, UPS system, AVR system of generators, intra plant communication system testing of electrical equipments & machines.
„« Responsible for the maintenance & overhauling of the generators (GE: 3 Nos., Siemens: 3 Nos., BHEL: 1 No., ABB/ALSTOM: 3 Nos), excitation system (Brushless, Static & Amplidyne Types).
„« Accountable for entire electrical maintenance of the colony including colony sub stations, overhead lines, internal / external telephone exchanges, radio paging system, airconditioning system of plant, bichhari tola ash bundh.

Key Highlights
„« Credited for starting several best maintenance practices in hot-line maintenance, thermo-graphic study of the 132 kV system & on line replacement of exciter commutator carbon brush in turbo generator.
„« Took care of operation & maintenance activities of ¡§Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) system of boilers, transformer rectifier sets, ESP panel & controllers, ESP fields, shaft / hopper / support heaters, rapper motors, etc.
„« Acted as Faculty in TTMDC for Electrical Engineering.
„« Identified / selected for the ¡¥AB Birla Group Talent Pool¡¦, which is used to identify, develop & nurture the leaders across the AB Group.
„« Started practice of carbon brushes replacement of Commutator in Exciter of Gen # 1, 2 GE make On Line by some innovation and some modification thus, saving losses due to unit shut down. Earlier brushes were being replaced after shut down.
„« Optimized, resource utilization by converting two (2) sets of battery banks (already provisioned with Boiler UPS #1, #2, #9 & #10 since commissioning) into single set, along with a provision of one common standby set among four (4) banks.
- Helped in cutting down the procurement cost of four (4) sets of 200 AH capacity battery banks and simultaneously upgrading DC battery back for UPS #1 #2 with 425 AH capacity which earlier used to be of 200 AH capacity only.
- Introduced sharing cubicle facility in twin set UPS scheme, which was not provisioned with the system at the time of procurement.
- Apart from the above UPS battery bank system, earlier there used to be four (4) sets of Plant type Exide make Station Batteries between two (2) units (Unit #6 & #7, one emergency one standby in each) which has been reduced to 3 sets (one separate emergency bank for each unit and one common standby between the 2).
- This whole restructuring work in DC battery bank systems has resulted in procurement cost saving of approx. Rs. 90 lakhs.
„« Replaced current transformers (CTs) of Unit #1 & #2 (GTs and lines), one by one without shutdown of any units thereby, avoiding generation loss of 525 MWH @ 70 MW generation from each unit.
„« Started hot line maintenance of 132 KV switch yard first time in Renu Power to avoid the shutdown, saving the forced & planned shut down loss.
„« Instead of maintaining old BOCBs (replacing costly bushings and procuring costly imported spares), undertaken the initiative of replacing imported BOCB by indigenous SF-6 CB.
„« Introduced RLA of Minimum Oil Circuit Breaker (MOCB) panels (@ Rs. 0.39 lakhs each) through internally developed vendor (SIGMA Engineer¡¦s) supplied material, instead of procuring costly similar make new Vacuum Circuit Breakers (VCB) panels (28 Nos.) which was costing Rs. 3.7 lakhs each.
- This initiative has resulted in net saving of Rs. 92.68 lakhs, simultaneously helped in enhancing the lifetime of the panels.
„« After incidence of fire in Transducer Panel # 6 & Turbine Supervisory System (ABB Pro-control # 7) in Nov¡¦03, TG # 6 was put on load with in 24 hrs and subsequently TG #7 before time.
„« Received awards/appreciation letters from Unit Head of HIL Renupower Shri G.S. Khurana - Sr. Executive President on 17 Nov 2003.

Commenced career:
Sep¡¦79-Nov¡¦80 with MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur University, Jodhpur as Lecturer

B.E. (Electrical) from IIT, Roorkee University, Roorkee in 1976.
M.E. (Control Systems) from Jodhpur University, MBM Engg. College, Jodhpur in 1979.

Professional Trainings Attended
„« 3rd Aluminium Sector Task Force Workshop under National Campaign Energy Conservation at Hirakud.
„« The 2004 India Power Enclave at Ghaziabad.
„« Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers at Ghaziabad.
„« Conference on Proceedings of CIGRE Congress-02 at CBIP, New Delhi.
„« Power Sector Reforms at NPTI, Badarpur.
„« National Workshop on Application of Information Technology to Power Plant at Bangalore.
„« Bulk Power Transmission System Integration in Developing Countries at New Delhi.
„« Managerial Assessment of Proficiency.
„« Improving Personal Productivity at Gyanodaya, Mumbai.
„« HT Motors at BHEL Works, Bhopal.
„« WCM Conference Cum Workshop at Hindalco, Renukoot.
„« International Conference on Modern Trends in the Protection Scheme of Electrical Power Apparatus & System at CBIP, New Delhi.
„« Programme on Developing Power Pools in India at Ghaziabad.
„« Repair of Generator & Turing Components by Mr. EBAR, Holland.
„« Relay Coordination and Protection HVDC and SCADA at Hindalco, Renukoot.

Professional Memberships
„« Life Member (FIE): Institution of Engineers.
„« Life Member - Quality Circle Forum of India.
„« Member of CIGRE & IEEE.

IT Skills: Well versed in MS Office & Windows

Personal Dossier
Date of Birth : 31st May 1952
Present Address : House No. B-1, Renusagar Colony, P.O. Rensagar ¡V 231218, Sonebhadra,
Uttar Pradesh.
References : Available upon request .

Ashok Kumar Agarwal's Profile Overview

Current Company Vice President at HINDALCO
Department: Operations, from Jul 2010 till now

Past Company HEAD(OPERATION) at Hindalco Industries Limited
Industry : Oil/Energy
Department: 61656; Achieve max. PLF &, from from Jan 1970 till Jan 1970

Job Description : Accountability of FH – Operation

1. Operational Management
Ensure the optimal generation of Power through optimum Plant availability.
Department: Others, from from Oct 1979 till Nov 1980


Educational Information ME/M.Tech at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee ( IIT Roorkee )
from Jan 1976 till Jan 1979

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