Post The Indian Embassy in Thailand recommending Kirloskar Brothers’ technical expertise last week, the company has advanced on ground support by sending experts from KBL’s global offices comprising of KBL (India), KBTL (Thailand) and SPP Pumps (UK). The team was present on site at the cave in Tham Luang Mae Sai since 5th July and met senior officials to present technical support. KBL’s expertise in dewatering was requested by the Indian embassy in Thailand as a support to the Thailand Govt. Our experts offered technical know-how and advice on dewatering and pumps involved in the rescue operation.
In addition, KBL also offered to allocate 4 specialized high capacity Autoprime (patented) dewatering pumps, which were kept ready at our Kirloskarvadi plant to be airlifted to Thailand for the rescue operation.
KBL expresses great relief that all the 12 boys and their coach have been safely rescued. KBL congratulates the Thai Govt. and salutes the selfless efforts of all those involved to accomplish the life-threatening rescue operation successfully.
KBL is very proud to be involved in this mission and offer its technical expertise. As the mission has seen countries and experts from around the world coming together to ensure all the boys and coach come out safely. As an Indian company, it gives us a great sense of satisfaction to be given the opportunity to be able to join and contribute in this rescue mission. KBL had been involved in flood control operation in Thailand in 2011 and also recently executed the large Bang Sue project to keep the entire city of Bangkok flood free by installing some of the largest concrete volute pumps in Thailand.
KBL’s multinational team that visited Thailand:
- India – Prasad Kulkarni & Shyam Shukla
- UK – Philip Delaney
- Thailand – Remko Vleesch Dubois & Adisorn Jindapun