SkipperSeil Ltd. participated in the third edition of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019, an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education.
The Grand Finale of the event was conducted on 2nd & 3rd March, 2019 at 48 nodal centers all across India simultaneously and involved over 2 Lakh plus technical students from 2000 educational institutions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the participants through video conferencing. Several problems of various government and industrial organizations were solved by Students by developing new softwares.
Skipper had also given two problem statements on Power Transformer Health Index and Renewable Energy Prediction, which were solved by Students at Grand Finale round at Graphic Era University, Dehradun. Two evaluators from Skipper were present during the event to directly interact with students and assessed the work of teams.
At the end of Grand finale, Skipper awarded the winning teams with cash prizes and certificates.
Mr. Surinder Kumar Negi, President & CEO, SkipperSeil Ltd. said that this type of Government initiatives always encourage the innovation and creativity of students with their mentoring and training from industry specialists to help them become entrepreneurs. #SIH #Innovation #Talent#Award #SmartIndiaHackathon2019 #SmartIndiaHackathon
SkipperSeil Ltd. participated in the third edition of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019, an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education.
Skipper EPC team has successfully commissioned the construction of 161kV/34.5kV Substation and its associated 161kV Transmission Line Sunyani-Berekum (41 Kms) and 34.5kV Distribution Line to Berekum old S/S (4 Kms). The newly constructed project will improve the quality of supply to Berekum, Dormaa, Ahenkro, Sampa and all localities that were earlier served from the Berekum 34.5kV substation. This region was getting the poor power supply due to the severe voltage drops.
Together with stakeholders, Skipper designed & supplied all major equipment including 25/33MVA 161kV Power Transformer, AC/DC station auxiliary and Metering equipment, through its manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi, India & installed the balance of plant and constructed the above project.
The Project was inspected by Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo, Dy. Minister of Energy, Ghana on 22nd February, 2019 and on 26th Feb, 2019, Skipper in the presence of GRIDCo team test charged 161kV 41km transmission line along with161 kV Sub-stations at Brekum.
Skipper Ghana has injected over 400MW into PDS/ECG system as well through construction of 33/11kV substations, supply of many 20/26MVA Power Transformers & over 1000 Distribution Transformers etc. All these Substations along with various Equipment and Skipper Transformers are performing satisfactorily for almost a decade. We congratulate the project teams in SkipperSeil & Skipper Ghana for this success. #SkipperEPC#Berekum #GRIDCo
Consolidation – Automation – Control (C-A-C): The mantra of Skipper’s present and future success was taken very seriously in 2018 thus bringing Skipper under vibrant regime of ONE-Skipper. The points considered in 2018 and successfully implemented:-
• Document Management System (DMS) all to be in cloud and accessible with Authority matrix
• Total E-banking, standardization in MIS to bring strong control
• Empowered skippesimplified.com to minimize the use of paper in organization. This site provides access to all skipperites with selective authority to view SOPs, all documents in DMS, Brand Manual and HR related realtime information.
Capex Implementation: In today’s world, the only way to maintain growth within the organization is investment with minimum borrowings. Skipper continued its strong capex spending in 2018 and is just as impressive.
• Skipper house in Victoria Island Lagos become operational in September 2018.
• Skipper new manufacturing plant for Switchgears & Transformers along with consolidated warehouse spread in about 50,000 sq mtr in Ikorodu- Lagos is under construction and will be fully functional by March 2019.
• Construction Machinery and Cranes ownership capacity is being augmented as per ABP (Annual Business Plan) to optimize Civil construction capacity for our Transmission lines, substations and power plants under construction by Skipper Nigeria & it’s SPVs.
• Power Transformers manufacturing capacity is already up-graded from 100MVA/220kV to 500MVA/765kV and Plant capacity from 3000MVA to 12,000MVA PA at Skipper Bhiwadi Plants by investing in test fields, cranes, production line and winding machines etc.
Project Closures within CTC (Time and Budgets): Today’s mantra of success lies in managing projects within budgeted CTC (Cost To Company) and well before agreed timeline. I am personally committed to visit every active project site and meet the cost and timelines. So do I expect from my CXOs and PMs. I am happy to note that – Burkina Faso (Rural Electrification), Togo-CEB (3X161kV Substations), Bihar – India (14X132kV Substations), Bhutan (8X11kV Substations), Calabar CR (10MW- Diesel Power Plant) were completed and handed over to the owners during last 6 months. I wish to congratulate the PMs and CXOs in achieving these milestones.
Open Houses conducted in SKIPPER MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING in India: Open houses are conducted across skipper plants and offices annually. Recent open house sessions were conducted during November 2018 in plant (Supervisors & Above) and offices (Assistant Managers & Above) gave Corp. Hq. Management to realign with the workforce and many suggestions have been picked and approved by the board thus announcing the amendment in SOPs with immediate effect. Some of the suggestions are being implemented directly as such. Same practice is being adapted in African subsidiaries as well year on year.
MDP & EDP (Management & Executive Development Programme): An agency of the international fame has been appointed to drive the programme and do the capacity building of our organic team within Skipper. The first batch of Nigerian subsidiary shall conclude latest by March 2019; thus bringing placement of the winners in higher positions within the group.
We shall focus on completion of all projects near completion in the First quarter of this calendar year. I am eager to see the closure and handover of:
• TIGA HEP- Kano (10MW Hydro) in January 2019
• Mando- Kaduna (132kV Bay extension) in January 2019
• Kudendah – Kaduna (132kV Substation) in January 2019
• Lanlate/Abeokuta – Oyo (132kV Substation and bay extension) in April 2019
• Konongo- Ghana (33kV/20/26MVA Substation) in January 2019
• Berekum- Ghana (2X35MVA/161kV Substation, 34.5kV-2km and 161kV-40km lines) by January 2019
• Kenya- KPLC (5X10MVA/33kV Substations and 200km of lines) by March 2019
We will continue to support our CXOs and PMs through cash flow and central support to ensure them meeting their targets.
As we step into 2019, I would like to thank Almighty God for His continued blessings on our Group. We shall strive harder in 2019 at skipper to meet stakeholders’ expectations in deliverance, competitiveness & quality.
Wishing all of you and your wonderful families, A very Happy, Prosperous & Healthy New Year 2019.
Thank you and God Bless
Skipper House is the Exclusive Exhibition/ Display centre cum Office for Skipper and its Associates. Skipper Nigeria uses state-of-the-art assembly plant and warehousing of IPGen (Asset Management arm of SkipperSeil DMCC) in Ikorodu Industrial Area, Lagos, thus assuring ready/early delivery for equipment (Transformers & Skipper panels) manufactured by Skipper.
Skipper commissioned its Regional Headquarters “Skipper House” at E1, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Soft opening of “Skipper house” was done on 25th September, 2018 by The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, HE Barnabas Bala Bantex.
The inauguration was graced by guests of honour i.e. The President of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, Group-ED, Dangote Group, Mr. DVG Edwin, and Group MD- Dangote Cement, Mr. Joseph O. Makoju. Now after the commissioning of “Skipper House” SkipperSeil group has upgraded Nigeria to African headquarters of the group. Skipper House is also a permanent exhibition cum training center for Solar and Smart Home/City Models to train the youth and Power Sector professionals.
After the inauguration of Skipper headquarters, the delegation visited the Power Nigeria exhibition for opening ceremony where Skipper participated as main sponsor of the event.
Skipper displayed its medium voltage products like Distribution transformer, Metering Panel, Outdoor CT/VT and PSS.
The key customers of Skipper in Africa include Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Lafarge, GRIDCO (Ghana), NIGELEC (Niger), NIPP (Nigeria), ECG (Ghana), CEB (Togo), Dangote Cement, Dangote Oil Refinery and almost all DISCOMs in Nigeria. In addition, many Copper & Gold Mines, Limestone & Uranium Mines, Process & Steel Industries etc. are on Skipper Transformers & Substation.
Skipper EPC team has successfully handed over the Team 9 project- (value USD 12.8M) in May 2018 for construction of MV & LV network at 43 communities in Burkina Faso. The Project was funded by Exim bank and the complete scope of work included achievement of rural electrification works, detailed studies, studies of execution, provision of equipment and facilities, construction lines, trial and commissioning of electrical networks in Burkina Faso under Lot-1 & 4.
Residents of these communities have had to endure without electricity. The objective of this project was to provied electricity to villagers and now it is expected that this project will help address the power challenges.
#RuralElectrification #BurkinaFaso #Skipper #EPCProjects
Skipper Nigeria sponsored the conference on Solar and renewable energy in Abuja, Nigeria on 21st June, 2018. The event was organized by Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)’s Nigeria Chapter on 21st June, 2018 in Abuja to follow up on the outcomes of Founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) held in New Delhi on 11th March, 2018. Governor of Cross River state HE Ben Ayade & High Commissioner of India to Nigeria HE BN Reddy addressed the audience and applauded skipper’s contribution in Nigeria on renewable energy projects. Skipper is presently executing various SOLAR projects in Northern States of Nigeria in rooftop with storage power, home solutions, mini grids with storage power and on grid MW Projects valuing over 35M USD.
#SolarEnergy #RenewableEnergy #ISA #ASSOCHAM
SkipperSeil Limited has won a greenfield EPC project of 220/33kV, 2x100MVA GIS substation by HVPNL in Sector 69, Gurugram, Haryana. The project entails complete EPC—from survey, design and engineering to supply, construction and project management of 7 bays of 220kV and 26 bays of 33kV with 2X100MVA, 220/33kV Power Transformers. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2019.
The inauguration of project was attended by Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Director, SkipperSeil Ltd., Mr. Anil Yadav, Superintendent Engineer(TS), Mr. R.P. Sharma, Executive Engineer (TS), Mr. K.K.Sharma, Executive Engineer (Civil), Mr. Ranveer Chuahan, Executive Engineer(TS), Manesar, Mr. Mohit Agarwal, SDO (Construction), Mr. Nasir Khan, Junior Engineer (Design), Mr. Mukesh Gupta, SDO (Civil), Mr. Ankit Kaushik, Project Manager, SkipperSeil Ltd. and EPC Design team of Skipper.
The EPC team of Skipper has an extensive experience in managaing large contracts and ensure accuracy and timeliness of Projects. The team successfully commissionned its 1st 220kV GIS Substation of JICA HVPNL Project in May, 2017. Among the key new projects under executions are 1×26 MW, 11/33kV Gas Fire Power Plant with Associated 7KM Gas Pipeline and Distribution Network Interface in Calabar, 2X60MVA, 132/33kV Sub-station, 50kVA Solar Powered Mini Grids in 23 LGAs & Solar Powered Stand-alone Street Lights in Kaduna and 6MW Hydro Power Plant in Challawa, Kano.
A 3 days (12-14th May) Half Yearly Event at Hilton Jumairah Beach Resort at JBR Walk Dubai. Highly motivated Skipperites presented their innovative techniques along with focus on Consolidation-Automation- Controls. Event was concluded with declaration (based upon excelling in their KRA assessment) of Best Managers of the year (Ms. Bharti Chandhok, Mr. Vijay Aggarwal & Mr. Suresh Matta).
Four Managers were also declared selected into MDP from Indian subsidiary (Management Development Programme). These MDP participants (Ms. Bharti Chandhok, Mr. Vijay Aggarwal, Mr. Suresh Matta & Mr. Rajan Keshri ) will go in for extensive trainings at best of the institutes with the aim for excelling ones to finally take lead positions in SkipperSeil down the line in upcoming years.
SkipperSeil India has received order for up-gradation of Electricity Distribution Capacity Project in Togo. The EPC project has undertaken under the GOI LOC Electrification works to develop the distribution network for rural electrification of localities & sub localities in Kara and Savana regions of Togo and involves construction of Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (BT/LV) network.
The contract was signed in the presence of Mr. Ahmed BOUKARI, Director Projects, CEET and Mr. Boda S.WAGUENA, Project coordinator, CEET on 05th may 2018. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Kalyan Sunder, Sr. Vice President and Mr. Pankaj Bahar, Manager-Business Development from Skipper Ghana Ltd. and Mr. Vijay Agarwal, Manager tendering from SkipperSeil Ltd., India. The project is slated to play a key role in effectively distributing electricity to subscribers and increasing electrification rate of project localities.
Skipper’s EPC team commissioned 3 nos- 161/63kV Substation at Lome port ,Mome-Hagou and Cimao in Togo in July 2017. The managing Director of the Communauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), Togo, Mr. Karimou Chabi Sika, on 27th January 2018, visited the Lome Port site to review the Project before commercial closure.
During the visit, the CEB MD congratulated the Skipper Team for high quality of work & timely completion of Project which ensures adequate and stable power supply for local citizens & Industries alike.
CEB is exclusively responsible for providing transmission services, importation of power for sister electricity utilities and generation of electricity for both countries. This project is expected to reduce losses in the electricity distribution business, provide improved electricity service in rehabilitated network areas and improve the performance of the utility.
SkipperSeil Limited participated in Elecrama 2018 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida from March 10-14, 2018. Skipper showcased its wide array of electrical products and solutions in large stall space. Speaking about Skipper’s participation in the event, President Corporate EPC, Mr. S. K. Negi, said, Elecrama provides an outstanding platform for equipment manufacturers to showcase their latest product offerings to relevant audience.Skipper was honored to have many dignitaries visit at its stand. From Nigeria Hon. Mustapha B. Shehuri, Minister of State for Power & many directors from ministry of power, from Ghana Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo-Deputy Minister & many directors from ministry of Energy, from Nepal Mr. Kul Man Ghising, MD-Nepal Electricity Authority & his team were few to count. Moreover Leading power sector entrepreneurs ie Mr. Anil Gupta (CMD-KEI), Mr. Rishi Khanna (MD-CS Electric), Mr. T.P Kabra (MD-RR Kabel), Mr. A.K. Gupta (Group President- Gupta Power Infrastructure). All the Visitors got a chance to view Skipper’s world-class products at Display including Solar Transformer, Package Substation, Current Transformer, Metering Panel and Miniature model of 500 MVA, 400/220/33 kV, 3 Phase Auto transformer under supply to GETCO. Skipper also hosted a Gala Dinner on 11th March in Hotel Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida. The dinner was attended by Skipper’s Directors arrived across boarders, and many prestigious customers from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Europe & Americas. It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all and a great networking opportunity for all participants.
SkipperSeil Limited bags EEPC India Export Excellence Award for the Year 2014-15 (Silver Shield) in the Product Group of “Electric Motors, Generators and Transformers, and Parts, Medium Enterprise”.
EEPC India Outstanding Export Performance Awards are the oldest and most prestigious award for Engineering Export from India and is keenly awaited by Indian Engineering companies, as they are the only awards of engineering export excellence. This Award is considered as a prestige, gives great motivation and worldwide recognition to the winning companies.
The prestigious award was presented by by Shri Satya Dev Pachauri, Hon’ble Minister of MSME & Export Promotion, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of several industry and trade representatives.
With outstanding continual growth rate for the last three decades, SKIPPER has vision of becoming LEADER in energy sector and a delight for all stake holders with total quality and customer satisfaction.
#EEPCAward #ExportExcellence #TopExporter
Total reverse engineering of 270MVA 345KV/16kV Generator Transformer
Skipper’s maintenance division, GTA Engineering Nigeria Limited has successfully reverse-engineered and completed the repair of 270MVA 345KV/16kV Shell type Generator Transformer, the largest ever Transformer repaired in West Africa, for EGBIN Electric Power Plc. Egbin Power Plc is the largest power generating station in Nigeria with an installed capacity of 1,320 MW consisting of 6 Units of 220MW each.
With succesfull commissioning of this transformer on 19th January 2018, GTA joins a league of the few select service company in world which have successfully engineered, repaired and tested 270 MVA, generator transformers.
GTA is the only world class facility to repair, rewind, overhaul and test Power Transformers upro 300MVA , 400kV in West Africa. GTA team has expertise to repair Reactors, Shunt Reactors, Series Reactors, Induction and Arc Furnace Transformers, EHV CTs, VTS, Circuit Breakers and Control/Protection/SCADA Panels of any make.
Presently GTA has number of generators & turbines ranging from 5MW to 125MW under minor & major overhaul/repair.
#TransformerRepair #EGBINElectric #WestAfrica
Dangote Cement Plant has a production capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum and is expected to be the biggest such facility in the Central African country. The scope of Skipper’s order was to Design, Engineering, Procurement, Supervision of installation of Equipment, Testing, Commissioning of 110/11kV Substation and associated infrastructure at site.
Skipper Ghana participated in 12 General Assembly meeting of West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) from 30th Oct-3rd Nov., 2017. 14 countries DG, Procurement heads, director’s engineering and other key decision makers attended the meeting. Conference was a good opportunity to revamp the Skipper brand in the mind of all the Utilities of West African countries and to connect with many decision makers of West African Utilities of Energy sector and propose our Products and services (EPC) for solving the power outrage problem prevalent across the continent. Skipper Ghana was also awarded for its participation as a Major Sponsor for the event.
Skipper participated in the Future Energy Exhibition at Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria between November 07-08, 2017 as platinum sponsors. Skipper Stall was inaugurated by HE Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe state. Many other dignitaries and Govt officials also visited the stall including HE Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Governor of Jigawa State, HE BN Reddy, the Indian High Commissioner. Hon. (Chief) Daniel Effiong Asuquo, Chairman, House Committee on Power, Senator Enyinnaya H. Abaribe, Chairman , Senate Committee on Power.
Skipper’s MV Metering Panels have become a name to reckon with in industry because of its quality and excellent technical support provided by Skipper. We are continuously innovating and upgrading our products and solutions.
• Skipper’s medium voltage offerings like Metering panels, Distribution Transformers and Instrument Transformers were on show.
• The Skipper stall was appreciated for products offering and responsiveness towards its visitors.
• The stall won the best custom stall award at Gala Dinner which brought together Nigeria’s most renowned power professionals.
Skipper participated as main sponsor in 6th Power Nigeria Exhibition at Landmark centre, Lagos, between September 5-7, 2017. It is an ideal platform for the entire Power market value chain, from key decision makers to solutions, equipment and services providers. Skipper was honored to have many dignitaries visit its stand, including Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, His Excellency BN Reddy, the Indian High Commissioner. All the Visitors got a chance to view Skipper’s world-class product range including Metering Panel, Distribution Transformer and Package Substation. Skipper showcased its complete product range as well as its latest ongoing and completed power sector projects in TCN, MOP, Federal Government & various Nigerian states through graphics.
Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, hosted a special dinner on 5th September in Spice Route, Lagos. The Dinner was attended by Chairman (Senate Committee on Power), Chairman (House Committee on Power), Chairman (Eko Bank), Chairman (Fidelity Bank), Chairman (Eko Distribution Company), MD (Siemens Nigeria Ltd) many other dignitaries, exhibitors of Power Nigeria and Skipper team. It was a perfect opportunity for guests to network and forge new business relationships. In his welcome address, the Group President spoke about Nigeria and its high demand for power and Infrastructure development. He highlighted the increasing importance of bringing manufacturing excellence to Nigeria.
Skipper has been commended again by key stakeholders in West African Governments for the quality of electrical products as well as its strong EPC capabilities.
A team from Federal Minister of Power, Nigeria and Transmission company of Nigeria led by Mrs. Sapke Briskilla Ibrahim, Director (Distribution) visited Skipper factory in Bhiwadi, India on 5th & 6th July, 2017 for Factory Acceptance Test. It was a successful FAT on Skipper made Products.
Engr. Dahiru Isyaku, TCN during his visit said, ” Skipper is growing strength to strength. The new factory is very clean and provides conducive environment for dedicated personnel to operate.
With EHV Transformer manufacturing, Skipper is ready to compete other transformer manufacturers globally. The human resource is highly competent.” Skipper Nigeria has already completed its previous order of 2X60MVA, 132/33kV for the connection of Gurara Hydro Power Project to Kaduna State Industrial area and now is providing the balance material against the variation order. In domestic front, one of the most progressive utility Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd. has awarded Skipperseil with vender development order for 500MVA, 400/220/33kV Transformer on the basis of State of art manufacturing facility at Bhiwadi factory. With this, Skipper has entered into the frontier of Extra High Voltage Power Transformers manufacturing.
3rd International Day of Yoga was celebrated all over the world with immense enthusiasm. Skipper supported the IDY event held by the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and Ghana by sponsoring Yoga T-shirts and Mats with IDY logo. Yoga event was held to create awareness and benefits of practicing Yoga. Local dignitaries, diplomats, UN officials, members of the Indian community and eminent persons drawn from all walks of life were among the invitees who attended the event.
Apart from this, Skipper also celebrated yoga day across all its offices in India, Dubai, Nigeria, Ghana with employees participating in yoga sessions, assisted by trained Yoga instructors, “This initiative is aimed at encouraging our employees to adopt a healthier and balanced approach in life,” says Poonam Sachdeva, President & CEO, SkipperSeil Ltd.
Skipper celebrated its 31st Annual day on May 27 at Le Foyer Banquets, Gurgaon. All Skipperites and their families enjoyed socializing, entertainment and relaxed.
This year the event theme was ‘Mela’, and hence was named as ‘Skipper Carnival’ to suit the theme. The entire event was planned and organized by Skipper team itself. The venue was converted to Indian carnival with lots of games like Hoopla, Break the Pyramid; Balloon shooting’, Bowling, Tambola and Mehandi along with Rides like Giant wheel, Columbus and Bouncy were there for everyone.
The Guests, Skipperites and many of Skipper alumni along with their families, indulged in several games and sporting events, before the onset of the main program, which began with funny performance by Skipperites followed by a dance performance by their children.
Group President- Mr. Jitender Sachdeva in his welcome address mentioned the major milestones achieved in last 31 years and expressed thanks to all the employees & stakeholders for being part of Skipper’s successful story.
Skipper successfully commissioned its First 220kv GIS Substation of JICA HVPNL Project
SkipperSeil Limited was awarded greenfield EPC project of 220/66kV, 2x160MVA GIS substation by HVPNL in Sector 33, Gurugram, Haryana. Substation has been successfully commissioned right on 27th May 2017 Coinciding with Skipper’s annual day celebrations. It has 5 bays of 220kV and 9 bays of 66kV along with 2X160MVA, 220/66kV Power Transformers. The newly built 220kv Grid substation will increase the transmission capacity in Gurgaon city and will ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.
Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) compared to the Air Insulated one’s gives the advantage of housing the entire substation equipment indoor, which eases the task of regular inspection, repair and maintenance. Another big advantage is space saving & its easy compatibility with the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) for monitoring, control and data communication.
We heartily congratulate Mr. Praveen Gupta (President EPC- India) the project leader Mr. Ankit Kaushik and entire project team from Skipper for their dedication and hard work round the clock to ensure successful & timely commissioning.
Our Special and sincere thanks to Officials of HVPNL for their guidance and mentoring, especially Mr. Ajmer Gill (Director), Mr. S.K. Bansal (CE-MM), Mr. H.C. Gupta(CF-TS), Mr. R.N. Mishra (Ex-Engr-M&P), Mr. N.K. Sharma (SE-M&P), Mr. Anil Yadav (SE-TS), Mr. R.P. Sharma (Ex-Engr-TS) and other officials, Erection/Testing contractor and Sieyuan team for their sincere efforts to make it happen on time.
SkipperSeil Limited won the prestigious Export Excellence award, presented by Engineering Export Promotion Council of India(EEPC). Skipper was rated star performer in the product group ” Electric Motors, Generators and Transformers and Parts”. Through the Export Excellence Awards, EEPC India makes a humble effort to recognize and award its member exporters for their outstanding performance in different engineering export categories.
The award was presented on April 19, 2017 by H.E. Mr Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of Czech Republic to India to Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Director and Mr. Praveen Gupta, President- Finance at Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Kama Place, New Delhi.
We heartily congratulate the Team Skipper for this outstanding achievement.
At the outset, let me wish a very happy New Year 2017 to my colleagues, associates, friends and their families! Let the New Year usher in another happier, healthier and more prosperous year to all of us.
In the blissful twilight of the year 2016, when the New Year is making its quiet entry, I would like to share a few of my thoughts with my friends.
Skipper bags the 47th EEPC India National award for Excellence in exports of ‘High technology Product’ category by #EEPC India. Through the Export Excellence #Awards, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) makes a humble effort to recognize and award its member exporters for their outstanding performance in different engineering export categories.The award function was held on December 13, 2016 in Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.
The prestigious award was presented by the Chief Guest of the ceremony Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways – Shri Suresh Prabhu. “I feel extremely honored and appreciative for receiving this significant award. This award reaffirms our manufacturing capabilities and our commitment to power sector”- states Poonam Sachdeva, Director, SkipperSeil Limited, India.
Skipper is continuously pushing the edge of technology with high quality products in competitive price. In India, Skipper has three manufacturing plants. Striving for #excellence for the technology advancement, the facilities are well equipped with state of the art manufacturing facilities. Skipper has strong presence in India as well as in Middle east, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso and other African countries.
Under the patronage of Aljhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman Dangote Group, Nigeria, State Governors from Nigeria, Minister of State for power along with MD’s of TCN, NAPTIN, REA, NDPHC and more than 80 Engineers up to Directors level from Ministry of Power & Private Sector, Minister of State Power from Ghana along with his MDs inaugurated Skipper’s new EHV manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, India on 27th August, 2016 marking a significant milestone in the company’s 3 decades-long history. The delegation also included Acting High Commissioner, Nigeria, Senior Members of the Mission, dignitaries from India High Commission in Nigeria, Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture in India, Indian Exim Bank, Power Grid and BHEL.
Skipper is pleased to announce the successful completion of World-Bank funded Project for GEDAP, Ghana. The contract scope was to Design, Manufacture Supply, Installation, testing and commissioning of equipment, expansion and reinforcement of existing eleven nos. ECG Primary substations in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana.
Substation upgrade works at Dansoman, Ofankor, Ashiaman, Kumasi-Airport (C)
Kumasi-KNUST (F), Kumasi-Neoplan (D), Daboase and Inchaban have been successfully completed by Skipper as per the scope of contract.
We would like to thank Skipper project team for successful handing over to the owner M/s ECG to their full satisfaction.
Skipper is always committed to serve its customers by meeting the stated as well as implied standards for the products and providing them with solutions exceeding their satisfaction levels. In our bid to provide high quality and reliable products, our product designs are continuously optimized and validated through various routine, special and type tests.
Skipper after all manufacturing operations, conducted all routine tests on a 33 MVA, 161/11.5 kV EHV Transformer.
To verify and validate its Design, to withstand Lighting Impulse voltages and Mechanical forces resulting from Short circuit faults, Skipper sent the Transformer to CPRI Bhopal, a well reputed, NABL accredited independent laboratory for the following tests:
• Lighting Impulse Test
• Dynamic short circuit Tests
The above tests were conducted from 8th-11th June, 2015 as per IEC 60076 P 3, by applying Lighting and Chopped wave shots to all HV and LV terminals including the Neutral Short circuit shots were applied to each of the HV terminal while LV terminals were shorted. The test was witnessed by our valued client M/s GRIDCo, a Power Transmission Company of Republic of Ghana. These tests proved that Design and manufacturing was robust to withstand above test application at CPRI.
IEC standard specifies Lightning and Chopped wave Tests at different voltage levels depending upon safety and reliability requirement of the installation. However, this transformer was subjected to the highest among the choice of test levels specified by IEC standard for the voltage class of Transformers.
Earlier, Skipper type-tested its 60MVA, 132/33kV Power transformer at CPRI by conducting Lighting Impulse and Short Circuit Tests.
With these tests the capability of transformer to withstand high stresses due to Lightning Impulse and Dynamic Short circuit forces over the long periods (in excess of 30 years) of service is ensured.
Skipper Electricals India Limited was awarded the “Jewel of India” Award for its outstanding achievements and contribution in its field of activities. International Business Council is a non Govt. society that honours select people and organizations who have taken lead in contemporary business systems, services and quality achievements.
The awards function was held at The Indian Society of International Law in New Delhi on 26th May, 2015. Receiving the award on behalf of the Company, Mr Rakesh Sardana, President & CEO-SEIL, said, “This win further highlights the great strides that Skipper is making in relation to developing its systems, processes and people. We are delighted that IBC has acknowledged our rigour, detail and inclusiveness in this direction.”
Heartiest congratulations to SEIL for receiving this prestigious award.
The yoga session was led by the Group Director Corporate, Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, along with other senior level executives, who performed some basic asanas (positions). Ms. Sachdeva addressed the participants after the session and spoke of the importance of doing yoga to combat stress-related diseases which are getting increasingly common in the corporate world. Further, she encouraged employees to educate their families and friends about the benefits of yoga and try to practice it everyday.
Among those who graced the occasion were Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Special Adviser on Eko Project, Ms. Ronke Azeez and Consular General of United States in Lagos.
On the sidelines of the Quarterly Board meeting held in Dubai on January 4-5 2015, Skipperites participated in a fun cultural theme karaoke night at the Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai.
Skipperites from international subsidiaries wore traditional attire from their respective regions, played entertaining games and showed off their skills on the dance floor. A number of attendees unleashed their singing prowess and sang along to popular hits with the Karaoke DJ.
This was followed by a special dinner and felicitation ceremony to recognize the efforts of the lead performers of the Company for the financial year 2014-15 as per the interim evaluation during H1 KRA assessment.
Excellence Award for Outstanding Communication, Planning and SBU Management
- Mr. P. Subramanian, GM – Plant, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
Award for Excellent Performance, Commitment to Service and Teamwork
- Mr. Benjamin Oseghale Godday, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
- Mr. Jegede Richard Olu, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
- Mr. Syed Khurram Mansoor, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
- Mr. Ovesanwo Olusoga Taofik, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
- Ms. Osuji Perpetua Ngozi, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
- Mr. Nkanang Uwen Effiong, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
The Group President along with Directors on Board & visiting guest Mr. Shola Akinniranye (Chairman – WAPP) concluded the ceremony by addressing the audience on the Skipper spirit and endorsing the superb performance of the subsidiaries over the last year.
We congratulate the awardees and wish them all the best for this year.
Skipperites from India, Africa and Middle East enjoyed an entertaining game of Golf Putting on 4th January 2015 at the Pearl Putting Course, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Group was divided into teams of 3, consisting of all ages and all levels of golf experience, and these teams competed for top honors in a 90 minute team putting championship at the scenic 18-hole putting course. Golf professionals from the Dubai Creek Academy introduced participants to the game and the use of equipment and guided them around the course during the challenge.
We congratulate the following winners of the golf putting event, who were awarded certificates of achievement and given exciting branded golf merchandise.
- Mr. Arun Khanna, Advisor & Consultant, F&A – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
- Mr. Bhogaraju Srinivas, COO – Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
- Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
Most promising players
- Master Aryan
- Miss Kritika
The ‘Hole in One’ winner
- Ms. Judy Akinniranye
(Ms. Judy won this special award as her debut tee shot finished in the cup, giving her the highest score of one. This is a rare and impressive feat known as a ‘hole-in-one’ in golf)
After testing their golfing skills with the golf professionals, the group relaxed and enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Academy Terrace next to the putting course.
The Lagos-Skipper Engineering Academy (LSEA) was commissioned by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Governor of Lagos State on Wednesday 26th November, 2014.
It is the outcome of a collaborative effort between SkipperSeil Group, World-Bank funded Lagos EKO Project, Lagos State Electricity Board and LASTVEB for the development of a well-equipped facility that will produce highly skilled frontline technicians in the area of power and electrical engineering.
With a vision of “Delivering Excellence Through Theory and Practice”, LSEA is Skipper’s flagship CSR initiative in the education and skill development area. This Academy, situated within the premises of the Government Technical College, Ikotun will complement the current three-year technical education being carried out across the state technical colleges by focusing on both practical and theoretical training relevant to current industrial and domestic needs. The Government Technical College, Ikotun has over 900 students with about 200 of them taking the electrical trade course. The Academy is fully equipped with the latest equipment training aids and draws on comprehensive curriculum drawn from best practices in technical education.
As one of the landmark initiatives by Skipper for Nigeria, we look forward to partnering with the Industry and the Government.
Skipper’s Leadership Team added another feather to its hat as Skipper’s Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, received the “Udyog Pratibha award” by the Economic Growth Society of India (EGSI) in recognition of his sterling merit, excellent performance and outstanding contribution for the Nation – in India and worldwide. Over the years, EGSI has been honoring esteemed individuals & companies having extra achievements in their respected field viz. Health, Business, Finance, Education, Industries, Hotel & Tourism, Information Technology, Building Industry etc.
The award was given away by EGSI in its 24th National Level Seminar held at the Constitution Club at Rafi Marg, New Delhi on November 17, 2014. In the Group President’s absence, the award was received by Mr. Surender Wadhawan, our Senior Design Consultant. We heartily congratulate the Group President and Team Skipper for continuing to make their indelible mark in the Industry.
Skipper participated in Africa’s leading Exhibition for the Power Industry, Power Nigeria 2014, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos from October 28-30 October, 2014.
Skipper is a household name in Nigeria and as the lead exhibitor of the show, the Company showcased its capabilities in Energy Management solutions, Package Substation and energy efficient transformers. The products displayed were state-of-the-art and upgraded through our continuous research and development exercises, with the objective of making them more dependable, energy efficient and environment friendly.
Skipper’s extensive stall was visited by a large number of visitors and they were enthused to see Skipper’s new products display. In a parallel session, Mr. Ketan Sehgal – VP Marketing, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria, presented a technical seminar on “Efficiency Improvement Options for the Nigerian Distribution System” on October 28.
Power Nigeria provided a healthy and professional platform for Skipper to interact with its end users and decision makers and to offer them differentiated solutions to improve their operational efficiencies.
COOs and GMs from African subsidiaries of Skipper t&d (A division of SkipperSeil group) attended the Quarterly Review Meeting on October 12-13, 2014 at the global headquarters in JLT, Dubai. This was followed by Board of Directors meeting for the H-1 ending 30th Sept. BOD meeting was chaired by the Group President and centered on the progress of various projects and financial performance across African subsidiaries of skipper t&d.
President & Chief of Staff, Mr Shuvendu Mohanty hosted an enjoyable soirée on a yacht at the Marina Yacht Club and attendees enjoyed a delectable fare and Arabic themed entertainment.
Skipper organized an interactive Professional Development Workshop on Corporate Soft Skills for its high-potential executives from all overseas Group Companies, on the 10th October, 2014 in its Dubai Office. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Drew Gordon from Eton Institute, Dubai.
The workshop covered topics such as Business Etiquette, Body Language, Group Dynamism and Interpersonal Relations. The trainer also conducted a self-analysis at the end of the workshop and gave individual advice on developing leadership and communication skills.
The workshop was well-received and got excellent feedback from all attendees, especially on the counts of relevance, practicality and daily application.
Continuing its initiative to reward the remarking performance of top employees, Skipper sponsored a trip to Dubai for Star Skipperite of the Year, Ms. Bharti Chandhok, Manager – SCM, and her Family.
Ms. Chandhok and her family enjoyed the sights and sounds of Middle East’s most dynamic city, Dubai, over a period of six days. They visited famous landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dessert Safari, Sky Dubai, and Ibn Batuta Mall.
Ms. Chandhok and her family also attended a yacht party hosted by the Company at Marina, in the company of Skipper Middle East employees. She was also welcomed in Skipper’s Global Corporate Headquarters in Dubai and felicitated with a present to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees. On the occasion, Ms. Chandok talked about her wonderful, long association with the Company and the Company’s excellent support towards its women employees. She was presented with a golden set of Bracelets as her parting gift on the occasion.
Skipper congratulates Ms Bharti Chandhok and her family for winning accolades and wish her success in his future endeavours. As the year rolls on, the other winners will also commence their international tours and we will be bringing you updates on their experiences.
Skipper strongly believes in playing a positive role in development of the local community where it operates its manufacturing facilities. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of SkipperSeil Group, Skipper Electricals India Ltd. organized a Free Generic Health Camp, to benefit the village community of Milakpur in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, a village at a distance of 5 km from Skipper’s Bhiwadi Plants. The Camp was organized on 30th September, 2014 at the Office of Educational Society, Govt. School, Milakpur.
The primary objective of the Camp was to reach out to the village community in this surrounding area of the Plants and to deliver free consultation to the local population by experienced doctors. Another objective of the Camp was to provide health awareness to the community. In a span of 4 hours, around 200 patients benefited from the Camp and patients with seven to ten days’ worth of medicine. Food and beverage packages were also distributed to the visitors. The village community welcomed this initiative in a big way and appreciated the continuing efforts of Skipper to take an active interest in developing the area.
Skipperites from the Bhiwadi Plants volunteered enthusiastically to make this noble event a grand success. We are thankful to the Office for Assistant Superintendent of Police (Bhiwadi) for providing us with necessary administrative support.
Environmental sustainability has always been a key focus area for Skipper. The Company has believed in putting in efforts towards improving the environment and spreading awareness about the same. On the occasion of Sh. Vishwakarma Pooja, a day of celebration for the engineering community, Skipper India organized Pooja ceremonies at all three of its units in Bhiwadi as well as executed a plantation activity at its Unit-I(A) in Bhiwadi. As a token of contribution towards our responsibilities to make the Earth greener and cleaner, staff and workers from all Skipper Units participated enthusiastically in this environmental CSR initiative. A total of 40 Ashoka Trees were planted along the boundary wall of Unit-I(A).
This activity also made Skipper complaint with ISO 14001, in order to implement an effective Environmental Management System and address various aspects of Environment Management.
A special thanks to all participants for their presence and contribution to make this CSR activity a grand success.
Skipper India added another feather to its cap this year by winning the ‘Star Performer’ award in the category of Manufacturing Electrical Equipment for Outstanding Export Performance. The 44th EEPC India Regional Awards (Northern) for Export Excellence for 2011-12 was held on 15th September, at The Lalit Hotel in New Delhi, India.
The prestigious award was presented by the Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Mr. Pravir Kumar, Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade and was received by Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate and Mr Rajesh Agarwal, Deputy Vice President – Finance & Accounts, on behalf of Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. Skipper was also honored to participate as a Gold Sponsor for the event and marked its presence with a pop-up stall at the event premises.
About the Award
Recognizing the meritorious performance of Member Exporters each year is one of EEPC India’s most coveted ceremonies where success is lauded while good effort is commended. Since 1967-68, EEPC India, then called the Engineering Export Promotion Council, has been recognizing the contribution of its member exporters who circumvent innumerable challenges, vagaries of global markets and a host of uncertainties to emerge as leading exporters from India. Through the Export Excellence Awards, EEPC India recognizes and awards its member exporters for their outstanding performance in different engineering export categories.
Skipper’s Unit-1 in Bhiwadi, India conducted an awareness training on EMS (Environmental Management system, popularly known as ISO 14001) and OHSMS (Occupational Health and safety management system, popularly known as ISO /OHSAS 18001) successfully conducted on 12th – 13th September, 2014.The training was imparted by Mr R S Mishra (External Consultant).
The following employees were selected for participation in the training :
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A warm thank you to the senior management for providing this excellent training opportunity.
Skipper sponsored an interactive meeting with Hon. Dr Olusegun Aganga, Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria, organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The event took place on 11th September 2014 in New Delhi and saw participation from leading business houses and investors with deep interest in Nigeria’s attractive business environment.
The Skipper delegation consisted of senior management from Indian and Nigerian subsidiaries. Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, addressed the gathering and shared her valuable experience and insights as an Indian Investor in Nigeria and about Skipper’s growth as a formidable player in the Nigerian Power Sector. The event was well covered the Indian and African media.
Skipper proudly announces the successful commissioning of 1 X15 MVA substation of LOT 4 Project Management Unit (PMU) in Mararaba, Nigeria. This World-Bank funded project for Transmission Commission of Nigeria (TCN) will enhance the power requirements of Mararaba town and nearby areas and ensure increased power availability and fewer power cuts for residents.
Project Details are as follows:
Total No. of Feeders : 4
HT – 12.7 km
LT – 57.5 km
500kVA Transformer – 42 nos.
Project Value: On- Shore: 193.199 NMN, Off -Shore: 3.273 MUSD
We congratulate Mr. R. Sanjeev Kumar (Project Head), Mr. Hardip (Testing & Commissioning Expert), Mr. Mani Kankan Prabhu (Project Engineer) and other members of the LOT 4 team to complete this landmark project in 9 months. We also take the opportunity to congratulate Mr. B. Srinivas, COO – Skipper Nigeria and Mr. Praveen Gupta, Head – Commercial who mentored the project team team as well as the SCM, Accounts and Admin teams in Nigeria who made the timely delivery of this project possible.
SkipperSeil Ltd. participated in the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership as Gold Sponsor during March 17-19, 2019 at the Taj Palace, New Delhi.
CII organized conclave brought together participants from Africa and India and this event was supported by Government of India. Inaugurated on March 17, 2019, the 14th edition of the conclave aimed to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Africa.
Being a lead participant at the Round Table on “Securing Long-Term Energy Security, Creating a Green Tomorrow”, Ms Poonam Sachdeva, Jt. Group President, SkipperSeil emphasized the importance of CII conclave for providing a platform for understanding the aspirations of people of India and Africa. She also suggested the Indian investors to understand the actual need of African countries and propose the long term Energy Solutions. Skipper since entering the African region way back in 2000, has done many projects of Solar, Rural Electrification and Power improvement as per the need of land. For creating a green tomorrow, African countries can rely on vast experience and expertise of India.
Mr. Surinder Kumar Negi, President & CEO, SkipperSeil Ltd. was member of Panel on “Country Session on Republic of Ghana”. He highlighted on Power Infrastructure development, which is lifeline of human living. Looking at the strategic location in Ghana in world map, Renewable Energy potential is huge and it could be very well planned with 49% Hydro generation already existing in Ghana. He also explained the active role of SkipperSeil in Ghana through 161kV Berekum substation and line in GRIDCo and 33kV Substations at Kisseman and Konongo in ECG.
Skipper also had an exhibition stall showcasing the product range and EPC projects executed/undertaken in recent years.
Mr. Rajan Keshri, AGM-IT and Mr. Ashok Sikka, AGM-Commercial receiving 49th EEPC National Award on 31st May, 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Delhi from Guest of Honour, Mr. C. R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and lndustry, Government of India
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