Mool Chand Agarwal

PanAfrican Paper Mills (E.A.) Ltd

PO Box # 535, Webuye, Kenya

Tel: (254)-337-41225 (Home)



Summary: A highly-motivated, creative & versatile professional with about 29 years of expertise in mechanical engineering, process plant construction, maintenance, trouble-shooting & manufacturing of heavy equipment for various process industries.


Education: Bachelors of Engineering, Major Mechanical, 1970, Osmania University, Hyderabad,



Training & Seminar:


                   Training in lifting tools & tackles & inspection of pressure vessels at Regional Labour Institute, Kanpur, India.

                   Seminar on ISO9000 at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.

                   Seminar on Risk Management conducted by AON MINET Insurance Brokers Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya.


Present Employment:

Presently employed as Superintendent Projects with PanAfrican Paper Mills, Kenya – a joint venture between Orient Paper & Industries, India; Government of Kenya & IFC, Washington – since October’ 1997.

The key responsibilities include:

                   Preparation of project cost estimation for various projects.

                   Retrofitting of stock preparation system of paper m/c, causticising plant, chemical recovery system, ESP for chemical recovery boiler & chemical pulp mill.

                   Erection & commissioning activties of various projects such as multi-fuel boiler of capacity 20tph @ 12 bar, ESP for rotary lime-kiln & pulp mill.

                   Maimntenance of paperboard m/c & chemical pulp mill.

                   Implementation of various energy-conservation measures in the entire plant.

                   Trouble-shooting of various technical problems arising throughout the plant.

                   Coordinating & synchronizing activities with various departments, contractors & consultants visiting the site.

                   Reporting to Director – Projects.


Work Experience:  


August’ 1995 to June’ 1997: Deputy General Manager – Production  

Kitti Steels Limited, Heavy Engineering Division, India.

The key responsibilities included:

                   Review & modifications, if any, of engineering designs.

                   Planning production schedules for the machine building shop.

                   Manufacturing, fabrication & assembly of equipment required for various process plants such as cement plant, steel plant & sugar plant.

                   Selection of engineers & technicians by coordinating with HR.

                   Coordination with Quality Control Department for implementation of ISO9000.


December’ 1989 to August’ 1995: Dy Chief Engineer-Mechanical

Hindalco Industries Limited, India.

The key responsibilities included:

                   Project planning of various expansion projects.

                   Erection & commissioning of reduction plant with dry-scrubbing sytstem, caster plant, cold, BHEL coal-fired boiler of capacity 140TPH at 80Kg/cm sq., ESP, DM plant, compressor plant, refrigeration cooling system having humidification provision for MCCs & computer control units, water treatment plant, effluent treatment plant & carbon plant.

                   Revamping of hot & cold rolling mills.

                   Coordinating the maintenance activities during trial – runs.

                   Capacity expansion of alumina plant – first to 3.5lacstpa & then to 4.5lacstpa – by coordinating with civil, electrical, instrumentation & mechanical (piping, millwright & fabrication) departments.

                   Manufacturing of equipment required for Aluminium industry.

                   Handling of plant safety systems during day–to-day operations. I was also the chairman of the Safety Committee of the construction division of Hindalco Industries Ltd. & received safety awards for three consecutive years.


October’ 1987 to October’ 1989: Superintendent-Mechanical   

Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited, India.

The work profile included:

                   Preparation of preventive maintenance schedule for the plant.

                   Maintenance of boilers (coal & oil-fired) having coal-handling system, crusher & bucket elevator, stable bleaching powder plant & benzene hexa-chloride plant.


July’ 1985 to June’1987: Acting Chief Mechanical Engineer

Nigerian Paper Mills Limited, Nigeria.

The key responsibilities included:

                   Planning & procurement of spares for the entire plant.

                   Planning & recruitment of manpower in coordination with Human Resource department.

                   Planning & scheduling of preventive maintenance for the entire mill.

                   Maintenance – normal & preventive - of pulp mill, fibre processing plant, paper m/c's - corrugating & converting, recovery boiler, ESP, evaporators, causticizing plant, garage & workshop.

                   Production & maintenance activities of chipper house & chips preparation plant.

                   Coordinating with technical experts, from the suppliers, visiting the plant.


May’ 1983 to June’ 1985: Deputy Chief Engineer

Century Pulp &  Paper Company, India.

The key responsibilities included:

                   Preparation of technical specifications for & selection of, equipment.

                   Finalisation of equipment & erection contractors.

                   Erection & commissioning of recovery boilers, electrostatic precipitators, evaporators, causticizing plant, roasters, rotary limekiln & workshop.

                   Manufacturing activities of knocked-down equipments supplied.

                   Fabrication & erection of M.S./S.S. tanks.

                   Maintenance - both preventive & normal - of recovery boilers, electrostatic precipitators, evaporators, causticizing plant, roasters, rotary lime kiln & workshop.

                   Coordinating projects with contractors & suppliers.

                   Planning manpower requirement for the plant.


October’ 1981 to May’ 1983: Superintendent-Mechanical

Nagaland Pulp & Paper Co. Limited (Government of India undertaking), India

The responsibilities included:

                   Commissioning, operation & maintenance – both normal & preventive – of

-          -          Coal fired boilers of capacity 35tph @ 65 kg/cm sq. having coal handling system, DM plant, compressor house, water treatment plant & cooling towers.

-          -          Steam turbines - 5.6mw & diesel generators – 1100KVA.

                   Commissioning & maintenance – normal & preventive – of BHEL recovery boiler, ESP, evaporation plant, hypochlorite plant, MOL plant, recausticizing plant, effluent treatment plant, workshop & garage.

                   Interviewing & selection of technical personnel for the company.


February’ 1980 to October’ 1981: Engineer-Mechanical

A.P. Rayons Limited, India.

The job profile included:

                   Planning & scheduling of activities of mechanical workshop & garage comprising heavy earth moving & light vehicals & material handling vehicals such as cranes, forklifts, etc.

                   Fabrication & erection of piping, insulation of piping & other equipments of whole plant.


April’ 1973 to January’ 1980: Engineer-Mechanical

Grasim Industries Limited, Engg. & Dev. Division, India

The work profile included:

                   Estimation of work & billing of materials.

                   Planning & scheduling of manufacturing activities of the machine shop.

                   Review & modifications, if any, of engineering designs.

                   Manufacturing, fabrication & assembly of heavy equipments required for staple fibre plant, CS2 plant, sulphuric acid plant & sodium sulphate plant such as slurry mixers, dissolvers, filtration units, spinning machines, fibre cutters, after treatment m/c, drying units, baling presses, evaporators, crystalisers & various types of valves, gear boxes, etc.



September’ 1971 to April’ 1973: Engineer-Mechanical

Hariyar Polyfibers Limited, India.

The job profile included:

                   Erection of pulp mill.

                   Machining activities of equipments required for the mill such as brown stock washers, digestors, rotary limekiln, lime coolers, crushers, bucket elevators & conveying systems.