Gainwell Engineering partners with World Coal Association to promote sustainable coal mining in India

Christopher Demetriou

29 Apr 2022
  • World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes Indian power/mining supplier, Gainwell Engineering, to global membership.
  • India is playing a vital leadership role in coals sustainable future.
  • Coal is moving forward with clean technology and vocal, visionary members.

Indias coal leadership role has gained impetus with the enrolment of Gainwell Engineering as a new World Coal Association (WCA) member. At a special ceremony in Kolkata today, WCA CEO, Michelle Manook, said the membership of Gainwell Engineering represents another major step in the Evolving Coal journey.

Gainwell Engineering is a manufacturing venture of Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (formerly Tractors India Private Limited), a company with a rich legacy of supporting infrastructural progress in India for nearly eight decades, as a strong supplier of Caterpillar Construction, Mining and Power Solutions.

It is critical that countries like India and companies like Gainwell Engineering are leading the discussion on coals sustainable journey. We welcome the Gainwell Engineering management team who understand that as a cohesive coal value chain across multiple jurisdictions (including Australia, China, Russia, South Africa, United States), we will have the best chance to deliver on our global communitys collective economic development and environmental goals. For countries such as India, these ambitions are not mutually exclusive.”

Ms Manook said, Gainwell Engineering, like all WCA Members, supports the Associations Climate Change position and embraces the Responsible Coal Principles which are grounded by the principles of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals respectively.

The Association Members are differentiated from the others; part of and advocating for the responsible coal value chain to emerge as a vocal and visionary collective.  A united group realistic, factual, and understanding that their demonstrated leadership and collaboration with governments and investors will advance the necessary technologies which support abated coal to address societal expectations.”

Every member of the coal value chain in every country can do something directly and/or indirectly to support the evolution of coal through clean technologies.  We are all part of the solution”.

Welcoming the WCA membership, Gainwell Engineering Chairman, Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi said While concerns over climate change and air pollution have highlighted the need to pursue a more sustainable path forward, no discussion of global climate change can ignore India, and no discussion of Indias energy future can ignore coal. 

Coal remains the mainstay of energy security for India, but the country so far was entirely dependent on imported underground mining machinery for expanding its underground mining operations, especially coal.

With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Panagarh in West Bengal rapidly coming up, Gainwell Engineering will help India and other global geographies, not only mine their underground mineral resources far more sustainably but will also represent the end of Indias dependence on imported equipment for underground mining.”

Gainwell Engineering is committed to imbibe the best of sustainability considerations in every aspect of its operations, from designing, engineering, and manufacturing to end-of-life recycling of equipment. Indias commitment to ‘Net Zero by 2070 is an article of faith for Gainwell Engineering, Mr. Chaturvedi further added.