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DRDO contracts Godrej, 9 other companies to manufacture oxygen generators – ET HealthWorld

DRDO contracts Godrej, 9 other companies to manufacture oxygen generatorsMumbai: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has contracted 10 personal sector gamers, together with metropolis-primarily based Godrej & Boyce (G&B), to manufacture oxygen generators.

Godrej Precision Engineering (GPE), a unit of G&B, has acquired the order from the Defence Bio-engineering and Electromechanical Laboratory, a DRDO laboratory in Bengaluru, to manufacture oxygen generators, G&B mentioned in a press release.

The second wave of the pandemic uncovered the extreme shortfall of oxygen throughout the nation, which pressured the state businesses to supply it from all of the obtainable assets throughout the nation to save lives. Oxygen, which is mostly utilized in industrial vegetation, was ferried via tankers on the street, via railway and in addition by air.

The first batch of medical oxygen generators has been deployed in hospitals throughout Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh, it added.

“With the pandemic still rampant with newer variants emerging, the need for medical oxygen has increased exponentially,” it mentioned.

Each generator can produce 250 litres of oxygen per minute which may cater to 50 sufferers, it added.

G&B mentioned this isn’t its first partnership with DRDO. It pointed to the previous collaborations like Godrej Aerospace growing and delivering 5,000 proportional solenoid valves, a vital element for making ventilators, and GPE’s work on the Brahmos missile system and naval diving gear, amongst others.

In a separate regulatory submitting, Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd mentioned it has bagged an order from DRDO for provide of 25 medical oxygen vegetation.

“Isgec is proud to have received an order for 25 medical oxygen plants from DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India,” the corporate mentioned. “These plants have a capacity of 250 LPM (litre per minute) each….The design for these oxygen plants has been developed by DRDO on the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) principle,” it mentioned.

This is the primary order Isgec has acquired for medical oxygen vegetation from DRDO, it mentioned.

“The scope of work includes manufacturing, supplying, installing, and commissioning,” it mentioned. Isgec is a diversified heavy engineering firm engaged in manufacturing and undertaking companies with an in depth international presence.

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