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Air Liquide




A.I.A. Clermont Ferrand




Ascometal Fos/Mer








Laminés Marchands Européens




Neuf Brisach




Pechiney Aluminium Engineering




Stein Heurtey




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Rest of Europe





Algeciras, Spain




Avesta, Sweden




Glomfjord, Norway




Oviedo, Spain




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Projects in India





Indian Aluminium Company, Hirakud




Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari






Rest of World



Baltimore, USA



Cilegon, Indonesia



Maghreb Tubes, Morocco



Penang, Malaysia



Puerto-Ordaz, Venezuela



Sydney, Canada



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COVIL INDIA is an upcoming Indo-French Private Sector Joint Venture between COVIL Ingénierie, Lissieu, France and Synchronous Project Engineering Consultancy, Kolkata ( formerly Calcutta ), India.

COVIL is a multi-disciplinary Project Engineering company executing a wide variety of jobs for Projects all over the world with adequate expertise. SPEC has worked with COVIL for partial execution of various jobs, as its Indian contractor, for the last couple of years. 

Some details about the experience of the founders of COVIL & SPEC - M. Jean Pierre Colombo & Mr. Swarup Dutta.



M. Jean-Pierre Colombo , founder of COVIL Ingénierie, Lissieu, France, is a Degree holder in both Mechanical Engineering and Automation and has a variety of Project experience. Major Projects executed by M. Jean-Pierre Colombo  prior to the formation of the company are as follows :


  • ERMAT (Tassin, France) from 2001 to 2004: Sales Director


  • ERMAT (Tassin, France) from 1996 to 2001: Project Manager


            Main projects :

  • Two Melting Aluminium furnaces for Pechiney Aluminium Engineering: Those furnaces have been fabricated and installed in India for Indian Aluminium Company (INDAL - HINDALCO)


  • One quenching and tempering equipment for bars (dia. max 340mm,max length 14m) for ASCOMETAL FOS/MER (FRANCE) including:

    • One screw furnace

    • One quenching equipment (ERMAT patent)

    • Two tempering furnaces


  • One furnace charging equipment for a walking beam furnace 100T/h (max 140x140mm, length. 6.6m) for Laminés Marchands Européens (FRANCE)

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  • One Aluminium caster feeding equipment for Ordnance Factory (an Indian defense ministry factory) including :  

  • Two 15T melting/holding Aluminium furnaces

  • Two Aluminium degassing machines



  • STEIN-HEURTEY (France) from 1985 to 1996.


  • Project Manager (from January 1993 to 1996).

            Main projects:

  • One Sodium Silica Electrical melting furnace in GLOMFJORD (NORWAY)

  • One coating line for MAGHREB TUBES (MOROCCO)

  • One billets walking beam reheating furnace in PENANG (MALAYSIA)


  • Commissioning coordination engineer (from March 1991 to January 1993).

            Main projects:

  • One slabs reheating furnace in AVESTA (SWEDEN).

  • One slabs reheating furnace in ILLIGAN (PHILIPPINES).

  • One strip annealing line in OVIEDO (SPAIN).

  • Two Aluminium melting furnaces in NEUF-BRISACH (FRANCE).


  • Commissioning Engineer (from June 1989 to March 1991).

           Main projects:

  • Commissioning of the PLC of an Aluminium melting furnace in PUERTO-ORDAZ (VENEZUELA) duration 4 months.

  • Commissioning of a ladle reheating and degassing furnace  in SYDNEY (CANADA) duration 8 months.

  • Commissioning manager for two slabs reheating furnaces in BALTIMORE (U.S.A.) duration 8 months.

  • Industrial software engineering (from September 1987 to June 1989).

        Main projects:

  • Strip galvanizing line heat exchange software

  • Strip galvanizing line Level 2 automation software


  • Commissioning Engineer (from May 1985 to September 1987).

         Main projects:

  • Commissioning of the PLC of a slabs reheating furnace in ALGECIRAS (SPAIN) duration 6 months.

  • Commissioning manager of a strip annealing line in CILEGON (INDONESIA) duration 11 months.



Jean Pierre Colombo, Lissieu, France Swarup Dutta, Kolkata, India


Mr. Swarup Dutta , founder of Synchronous Project Engineering Consultancy, Kolkata, India, is a Mechanical Engineer and has an experience for wide range of Projects . Major Projects executed by Mr. Swarup Dutta  prior to the formation of the company are as follows : 


  • Indian Project  Consultant of Ermat, France (Dec. 2002 to Aug. 2003)


Overall supervision of assembly & erection / installation of Mechanical, Refractory, Piping, Electrical, Instrumentation & Process Control equipment and accessories at Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur.  Site & Fabrication Contractor workshops. Responsibilities also included the modification / up-gradation of Electrical Control Panels, PLC , SCADA and OP.

Necessary trouble shooting of equipment & procedure during the commissioning period and rectification of the same.

Imparting on job training to OFAJ personnel for various aspects of the Furnaces and auxiliary equipments.

Assistance in commissioning of the system.  


  • Site In-Charge & Project Engineer of KPPL, Kolkata, India (Sep.1995 to Oct. 2002)


Responsibilities at Head Office of KPPL as Project Engineer:

Estimation, Preparation of Erection Schemes and Schedules, Tender Negotiation, Marketing & Inspection.

Site Visits for Detailed Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Instrumentation Installation Planning ,  Scheduling  &  Overall Supervision of fabrication & erection for  various projects of Kurchi Projects Pvt. Ltd (KPPL). Some of such important projects include Erection of new Caster & Furnaces of PECHINEY, France & ERMAT, France at Indian Aluminium Company ( INDAL - HINDALCO ) - Hirakud  , Shut Down Project of Indian Oil Corporation Limited Refinery at Haldia and multiple projects of Stewarts  &  Lloyds of India Ltd (a Tata Subsidiary at that time), Kolkata. 


Major responsibilities at Sites of KPPL   as Site In-Charge


Aug.2001 to Sep. 2002.

At Ordnance Factory Ambajhari , Maharashtra, India

2 nos. 15 MT Aluminium  Melting-cum-Holding Furnace Project of OFAJ with KURCHI as Indian contractor of ERMAT, France.

Responsibility included all the Estimation and Documentation , assistance in Negotiation in the Tendering Stage. During Design and Manufacturing - Detailing of Structural, Piping & Electrical Drawings along with necessary adaptations of Indian Standard Materials & Practices for ERMAT-France and its suppliers including PECHINEY- France and STAS - Canada. At site the additional responsibility was to oversee the jobs by the civil contractors to ensure perfection. The Manufacturing, Assembling, Erection, Installation , commissioning and all other related  jobs  were  completed as per the requirement of ERMAT.


Oct. 2000 to May 2001

At Videocon  Narmada Glass - Bharuch, Gujrat, India.

2nd Panel Press Installation Project.

This erection was basically a combination of high precision erection and extensive assembling type. Apart from others common jobs, in this project the job included design and modifications required to match components of LYNCH, USA with those of the CORNING, USA. All the modifications were fully accepted by the Client and American Consultants from LYNCH, USA & TECHNEGLAS, USA.. This was only the 2nd Color Picture Tube Panel Press to be installed in India. The Base Pads required very high precision alignment. The Piping (incl. Pickling & Passivation) was also done.


Mar. 1999 to Jun. 1999

At Indian Aluminium Company Limited - Belur , West Bengal, India.  

New Aluminium Coil Slitting Line Installation Project.

Total responsibility of Estimation, Tendering, Negotiation, Design, Planning, Execution and Quality Control of a new Aluminium Coil Slitting Line of MECESA, Spain. Apart from the part assembly & Mechanical installation, this job also included detailing  & installation of Electricals and Piping (incl. Pickling & Passivation). Several Technological structures were designed, fabricated and installed at site.


Oct. 1998 to Dec.1998

At NICCO Corporation Limited - Cables Division - Shyamnagar, W.B., India.

72 Bobbin Stranding-cum-Armoring Machine Overhauling  Project.

The job comprised of total dismantling of all components, assessment and execution of necessary repair & modification works and assembling of all components. The job in this project included precision machining, assembling and alignment of heavy rotary components as per assessment at site.


Sep. 1997 to Oct.1997

At Tata Ryerson Limited - Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.

Slitting Line Shut-Down Project.

Job included total responsibility of Estimation, Negotiation, Planning, Execution & Quality Control of the Overhauling (incl. Total dismantling and assembling) of a Steel Coil Slitting Line as per the direction of Tata Technodyne Limited and Consultant of Ryerson, USA.


Sep. 1996 to Jan.1997

At NICCO Corporation Limited - Steel Division - Shyamnagar, WB, India.

Closer Machine - I  Shut-Down Project.

Job included total responsibility of Estimation, Tendering, Negotiation, Design, Planning, Execution and Quality Control of the Modification and Revamping of an old German make Closer Machine.


Dec. 1995 to May 1996

At Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) - Panipat Refinery Project, near Karnal, Haryana, India.

As Area-in-Charge of Piping in the New Refinery Project.

Job included Planning, Execution, Quality Control and Documentation of 150000"M of A/G and U/G Piping of Ø1" to Ø60" ERW, Seamless and SS Pipes of Service Lines with Radiography quality joints. The job was executed under the Inspection of Engineers India Limited (EIL).  


Mr. Swarup Dutta, as founder and Propreitor of Synchronous Project Engineering Consultancy ( SPEC ), is also the Indian representative of two reputed Spanish companies - INDECO. Ingenieria de Control S.L. and CIMISA Mecanizados ( formerly known as MECESA ), Spain,  co-operating together to supply in India world class Slitting Lines, Cut-to-length Lines, Tension Leveler and several other products mainly used for processing rolled Aluminium, Steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous products.


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Major Projects Executed in India










Indian Aluminium Company, Belur, West Bengal




Indian Aluminium Company, Hirakud, Orissa




Indian Oil Refinery, Haldia, West Bengal




Indian Oil Refinery, Panipat, Haryana




NICCO , Cables Division, Shyamnagar, West Bengal




NICCO , Steel Division, Shyamnagar, West Bengal




Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari, Maharashtra




Tata Technodyne Limited, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand




Videocon International Limited, Bharuch, Gujrat




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From India







Engineers India Limited (EIL)



Military Engineering Services (MES)







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Some Technology Providers worked with





Ermat, France



Lynch, USA



Mecesa, Spain



PAE, France



Ryerson,  USA



STAS, Canada



Techneglas, USA




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