Fortum, a Finnish energy company is bringing its proven NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) reduction technology in India un-der the new business ‘Fortum eNext’. As part of this initiative, the company recently organised a seminar in Mum-bai to showcase its innovative global technology and its holistic solutions, with a special focus on offerings for thermal power plants in India. On the sidelines of this event, Juha Suomi, Area Director, Asia, Fortum eNext and Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India speak to Subhajit Roy and explain about the company’s roadmap for Indian market. Excerpts:
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