i) Preparation of Detailed Project Reports: The department prepares various proposals, which includes
Green-field sugar projects
Expansion of existing sugar mills with cogeneration
Balancing of plant and machinery for different capacities
Valuation of sugar machinery
Rehabilitation of sugar mills
ii) On the industrial front, the department has highly qualified expertise for extending services in
Evaluation of machinery performance, energy conservation and effective use of steam
Solving technical problems/troubleshooting during season & off-season operations
Preparation of tender technical specifications for plant and machinery for modernization, expansion & cogeneration
Checking and scrutiny of design/ drawings of machinery for modernization, expansion, and cogeneration
Inspection of plant and machinery for modernization, expansion and cogeneration projects
Evaluation & enhancement of plant & machinery performance for better capacity utilization for improving efficiency and effectiveness
iii) Major detailed projects reports and consultancy projects completed from 2001 to 2018
The department successfully completed 97 modernization projects, besides 44 expansion projects and 92 reports viz. audit, revaluation, rehabilitation of sugar mills. In addition, we have completed 40-consultancy work outside the state, 37 overseas visits and 8215 visits for extension and project consultancy.
iv) Bagasse based cogeneration
In Maharashtra, 120 sugar mills have been commissioned their cogeneration projects having installed capacity 2168 MW and 8 projects are in pipeline having 137.50 MW installed capacity.
Status of cogeneration projects undertaken by VSI
Under the guidance of the sugar engineering department, 45 cogeneration projects having 820.65 MW installed and 491.86MW exportable power capacity, have been successfully commissioned and 25 detailed project reports prepared, 8 out of 25 projects are in pipeline having 137.50 MW installed capacity.