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Managing Director​

Chelladurai Boopathy

As the mind and the muscle behind AvEn, he possesses a rich knowledge and experience in the field of aviation fuel. He honed his expertise over 17 years of being a part of and leading technically challenging and demanding projects all over India and internationally – developing key strengths in Pipe Design and Engineering, Pressure Vessels, Project and Commercial Operations Management, Stress Analysis and Hydraulic Calculation among other skillsets. A few of his commendable experiences are managing an Aviation Fuel Hydrant System which involved the handling of multidisciplinary responsibilities and designing India’s longest Aviation Fuel Hydrant system spanning 15kms of underground piping. He has proven himself time and time again as a high functioning individual who thrives in demanding situations. He administered a team that handled three farm tank projects simultaneously and on another occasion a team handling four concurrent offshore projects, both of which he successfully saw to completion within the allotted timeframe.
Chelladurai, fondly known as Chells in the industry, also grasped every opportunity to educate and train himself further to stay informed and updated on the latest developments in the field. He studied Piping Engineering at IIT, Bombay and went on to be trained at the Energy Institute in London in Aviation Fuel Quality Control and Certification as well as receiving training and qualification as Joint Inspection Group Inspector in Greece. His latest certification allows him to perform inspections and JIG audits on behalf of JIG at storage and airport facilities. He actively participates in giving back to the community and published a technical database of pipe sizing, pressure drop analysis & surge analysis for developing in-house software and AS 2885.5 compliant database for field pressure testing.
Experienced in Fuel Farm and Hydrant System in Airports

  • Delhi International Airport Terminal 1 – New Delhi. INDIA
  • Hyderabad International Airport – Hyderabad. INDIA
  • Bangalore International Airport – Bangalore. INDIA
  • Dublin International Airport (DAA) Fuel Farm – Dublin, Ireland
  • Luxembourg International Airport P7 Project – Findel, Luxembourg
  • Chonburi Terminal (Q8) – Thailand
  • Singapore Changi Terminal 4 (SER – South End Reservoir) – Singapore
  • St. Helena Airport(Atkins) – St. Helena
  • Singapore Changi 500/600 Series aircraft stands – Singapore
  • Singapore Changi Code C Aircraft parking stands – Singapore
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADAC) Hydrant System – UAE
  • Nay Pi Taw (Fuel Farm) NPT– Myanmar
  • Delhi International Airport Terminal-3 (Hydrant System) DIAL – New Delhi, INDIA
  • Salalah International Airport – Tendering. Muscat.
  • Mumbai International Airport (Hydrant System) MIAL – Mumbai, INDIA
Experienced in Oil & Gas , Petro-Chemical & Refinery

  • D12 & Laila Offshore Field Development Project, Malaysia
  • F14 & F29 Offshore Field Development Project, Malaysia
  • Missan Oil Field Development, Iraq
  • Ningxia Pipeline Project, China
  • Zhuhai LNG Project Phase -1, China
  • Myanmar – China Gas Pipeline Project, Myanmar
  • West Qurna Phase II-Iraq
  • Woodlands LOBP Upgrade, Singapore
  • PNG & LNG Gas Metering Skid, Singapore
  • Transfer of 1,3 Butadiene from Asahi to Vopak, Singapore
  • Singapore Parallel Train (SPT) Olefins Recovery Project, Jurong Island, Singapore
Managing Director's Project Experience

  • Shell Sarawak Berhard – Miri, Malaysia
  • CNOOC, China
  • CPMC (China Petroleum Materials Corporation), China
  • Zhuhai LNG, China
  • South East Asia Pipeline Co. Ltd., Myanmar
  • LukOil/SOC, Russia/Dubai , United Arab Emirates
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum Limited, Singapore
  • Sembcorp Industries, Jurong Island, Singapore
  • Exxon Mobil Chemical, Singapore
  • Q8 Petroleum, Thailand
  • Changi Airport Fuel Hydrant Installation (CAFHI) – Singapore
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Buildings & Factories), Hyderabad, India
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Transport & Infrastructure), New Delhi
  • Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Ireland
  • Luxembourg Airport – Luxembourg
  • ADAC (Abu Dhabi Airport) – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited); GMR Private Limited, India
  • MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Limited); GVK Private Limited, India
Engineering Manager

Chellakumar Balaraman

Mr. Chellakumar Balaraman’s dedication, diligence and eye for detail makes him an invaluable member of AvEn. He has a solid foundation in Mechanical Engineering with a Bachelor and a Diploma and has acquired a broad range of professional experience over 19 years. His key strengths are Design & Engineering of Aviation Fuel Hydrant System & Fuel Storage Facilities, Piping design, Planning, and Project Management.He worked in the manufacturing industry as a designer where he gained experience in product development, which he further developed during his time in the process industry. He possesses extensive experience in earth movers and in oil supply infrastructure with an emphasis on modern Aviation Fuel facilities. He has had domestic and international exposure working on airport’s Fuel Farm and Hydrant System in Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited Cargo Expansion, Luxembourg Findel Airport Fuel Farm Expansion and Central European Pipeline System connecting the new Findel Airport fuel farm to list a few. Key Strengths are Design & Engineering of Aviation Fuel Hydrant System & Fuel Storage Facilities, Piping design, Planning, Project management

R.Babu Jero Rajan

A pillar in the making and growing of AvEn, Mr. Rajan brings to the table his 13+ years of professional experience, specialising in Design & Engineering of Aviation Fuel Hydrant & Fuel Storage Facilities, Piping design, Planning, Project and Contract management. He did his bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and began his career in Chennai at L&T working on Aviation Fuel Hydrant System – Piping Design. He later went on to pursue multiple domestic and international opportunities at Delhi International Airport, Mumbai International Airport, Hamad International Airport and Salalah International Airport to name a few, looking into airport’s Fuel Farm and Hydrant Systems. Babu is always up for a challenge and has been involved in handling multidisciplinary complex and fast track Aviation Fuel Facilities projects, developing an extensive knowledge of oil supply infrastructure with an emphasis on modern Aviation Fuel Facilities from concept to commissioning. He demonstrates his technical expertise consistently in all his projects and delivers prompt, cost effective and safe designs at par with international standards.Key Strengths are Design & Engineering of Aviation Fuel Hydrant & Fuel Storage Facilities, Piping design, Planning, Project & Contract management