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.
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.
It was a day of great pride for Skipper to have the honour and privilege of extending a very warm welcome to esteemed Delegates on Commissioning of 500 MVA / 765kV EHV Power Transformer plant in Bhiwadi. The Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva said “We have seen our manufacturing levels increase dramatically year-on-year and this is why we needed to build a facility fit for future expansion plans”. Skipper staff gave the visitors a guided tour inside the factory where they got a glimpse of the state of the art manufacturing facilities. On the side lines of the Inauguration of new Unit of manufacturing Extra high Voltage Transformers, Skipper had arranged a Symposium on “Condition Monitoring of Transformers, Sub-Stations, Distribution and Transmission Networks”. Several eminent experts in the Industry Mr. M. VijayaKumaran, Technical Expert, Mr. Akin Ozkutan, General Manager, Cargil, Mr. C Chitnis, Head-Consumer Engineering, Network Planning and Distribution Automation, The Tata Power Company Ltd, Mr. R Nagarajan, Head Technical, CTR, Mr. Sameer Gaikwad, MD of India Operation, Goble Engineering Corporation, Mr. P. Subramanian, COO, GTA Engineering Nigeria Ltd. were invited to present their Papers in the Seminar, titled, COMTRANS-2016. The Seminar was held in the Ball Room of The Oberoi Hotel, Gurgaon at 6:00PM on 26th August 2016. The seminar was greatly appreciated by the stalwarts of Power Industry from Nigeria, Ghana and India who attended in large number. Skipper was formally incorporated in 1986 with its first Power Transformer Manufacturing Plant in India. Today, Skipper owns and operates 5 manufacturing facilities in India and Nigeria and more than 10 regional offices in India, Nigeria, UAE, Ghana, Kenya and other West African counties. The opening of the new manufacturing Plant marks another important milestone in the history of Skipper. This investment shows the clear commitment of Skipper to the growing needs in Power Sector. On behalf of Skipper family, we would like to extend profound gratitude to each delegate for his/her august presence on the Occasion.
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.
Skipper cares about the health and fitness of its employees and believe that “A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.”. The Company pledged support to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, the International Day of Yoga and joined in the worldwide celebrations of the event by organizing a yoga-themed event at its Gurgaon, India office on June 21, 2015. The event saw participation by enthusiastic Skipperites.
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.
Skipper broke new ground in East Africa and was awarded 14 MUSD. project by Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) Kenya for the construction of 33/11 kV substations along with associated transmission lines in the Kenya’s Western Region. The areas include Ortum, Kitale, Sirisia, Moiben and Kapsowar.
The contract was signed in presence of Dr. Ben Chumo, Managing Director &CEO, KPLC and the ceremony was attended by Mr. Praveen Gupta- Chief Commercial Officer, SkipperSeil Group and Mr Venus Lathwal, Business Development Manager, Skipper t&d.
The project is slated to play a key role in enhancing the electricity access to consumers living in Western Region of Kenya.
SkipperSeil Group added another feather to its hat this year with the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), felicitating the firm for being a strong contributor and supporter to Lagos State’s education initiatives. The Governor presented the award to Mrs. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, during the 7th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Award and Breakfast Meeting of the State’s “Support Our Schools” Project held at the City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos on March 12, 2015. The “Support Our School” initiative is essentially aimed at assisting the State education system through the active participation of the individuals, civil societies and corporate bodies.
His Excellency commended Skipper for contributing towards this initiative to help improve the standard of education in the State and encouraged Skipper to do more in the same direction. The Hon. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, expressed joy that the partnership with the firm has grown to become an enduring one.
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.
We congratulate Team Skipper, under the leadership of our Group Director Corporate, for attaining new heights and continuing to play a key role in the Nigerian education ecosystem.
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.
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.
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 :
AMIT KUMAR VERMA
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.
Skipper celebrated its 30th Annual day on 28th May, 2016 in Bhiwadi Rajasthan. All employees, along with their families, came together to celebrate yet another successful year of the organization. The evening started with Lamp lighting ceremony by Mr. Jitendra Sachdeva, Group President along with Board of Directors, Chairman Eye-Q Dr. Ajay Sharma & his eminent board members, Director PowerMech-Mr. Jitender Kumar & his colleagues and other dignitaries from the industry. Many employees took part in the cultural performances which included Fashion show, Dance Performances, Singing and Interactive games.
GP in his speech praised the employees for their dedicated and long term services in the company. The function concluded with presentation of mementoes to the participants.
SkipperSeil Ltd won the Quality award for outstanding performance in Electrical Equipment segment. The award was given by Quality Mark Trust, one of India’s leading Certification Agencies in India at YMCA International center, Ahmedabad on 27th May, 2016.
Mr. Karandeep Madan- Marketing accepted the award on behalf of company from the guest of honor, Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar, Bollywood Director & Producer, Mr. Suresh Patel, Director- Nav Gujarat Samay and Mr. Ramesh Patel, President- Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industries.
At Skipper, we consistently strive
to deliver quality products to
our clients. We have recently commissioned EHV manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi which is capable to manufacture EHV transformers upto 500MVA, 765kV.
Congratulations to Skipper team for receiving this prestigious award.
11th July, 2016 was remarkable day for Skipper when His Excellency Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufaithe Executive Governor of Kaduna State Nigeria along with his vibrant team visited the state of art EHV Transformer Manufacturing Plant and other manufacturing facilities of Skipper situated at Bhiwadi Rajasthan India.
On this occasion, His Excellency the Executive Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai acknowledged the efforts of Skipper in power sector by saying that “I am impressed with Skipper’s manufacturing facilities. Skipper has a clear and aggressive vision. I wish Skipper all the best and look forward to a stronger, enduring and beneficial partnership with Kaduna State Government and Nigeria.
Over the years Skipper established a strong presence in power sector in India and Nigeria as well.
Visit to Skipper’s manufacturing facilities was followed by meetings of His Excellency the Executive Governor with Companies who have partnered with Skipper in Nigeria. His Excellency was apprised:
• Opening of Skipper Eye-Q,first Eye care Hospital in Nigeria. Skipper Eye-Q committed to provide best quality eye care services at affordable cost across Nigeria. Eye-Q India has 44 Superspeciality Eye Hospitals & Clinics across India.
• To extend the service arm of Skipper, GTA Power Mech entered Nigeria to give its valued services in Turbine Repair, operation & maintenance of Power Plants across Ecowas region.
His Excellency appreciated Skipper’s initiatives of bringing these companies as investor partners to Nigeria.
After a long but fruitful deliberation during the day, evening was filled with joy followed by Gala Dinner. In the honor of, His Excellency visit, the event was marked by important announcement of 500 free cataract surgeries for Kaduna State citizens. These surgeries will be carried out at Skipper Eye-Q Super Speciality Eye hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos under corporate social responsibility(CSR) initiative of SkipperSeil Group.
The event was manifested with launching of Technical Curriculum books for eight courses and 100 educational videos for Kaduna Skipper Engineering Academy by His Excellency and High Commissioners and Ambassadors of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin & Ivory Coast.
On behalf of Skipper family, we wish to extend our sincere thanks to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria and the distinguished guests for their August presence on this occasion.
Guests of Honor for the event were:
H.E. Sola Enikanolaiye, Acting High Commissioner, High Commission of Nigeria
H.E. Samuel Panyin Yalley , High Commissioner, High Commission of Ghana
H.E. André Sanra, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Benin
H.E. Ali Illiassou, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Niger
H.E. Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo, Ambassador, Embassy of Burkina Faso
H.E. Sainy Tiemele, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire
H.E. Alexandre Cécé Loua, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Guinea
H.E. Alem Tsehaye Woldemariam, Ambassador, Embassy of the State of Eritrea
Mr Shakiru Olajimi Lawal, Economic advisor to H.E. Governor, Kaduna State
Dr. Ajay Sharma, Chairman- Eye-Q Super Specialty Hospital, India
Mr. Kishore Babu, Chairman & Managing Director, Power Mech Projects Ltd.
Mr. SKV Ramacharyulu, General Manager(I.O.) (Representing CMD, BHEL)
Directors of SkipperSeil group and other stake holders.
As a global leader, Skipper drives positive change for all our stakeholders. By making different aspects of our business sustainable, we re-affirm our commitment to conduct our business consciously and responsibly.
Under our Corporate Social Responsibility program this year, Skipper reached out to the village communities in Nigeria to provide basic healthcare facilities at their doorstep and provided free medicines and medicated mosquito nets. Under this programme, Skipper conducted two health camps at Zaria (Kaduna State) and Tiga (Kano State).
The first health camp for the people of Zaria in Kaduna State was held on 2nd September 2015 at the Government Hospital Zaria. A team of two government doctors and four nurses conducted this camp and gave expert consultation, medicine and handed over medicated mosquito nets to more than 300 beneficiaries. The camp was visited by the representative of the Emir of Zaria. In addition, local religious leaders and government officials also visited the camp.
The second health camp was conducted in Tiga Village (Kano)on 5th September 2015, at the Government Hospital Tiga. As in Zaria, a team of four government doctors and eight nurses conducted the Camp. The no. of beneficiaries in the Tiga Health Camp was more than 700. The Dignitaries visiting the Camp included, His Excellency Governor of Kano State, Secretary to State Government, Health Commissioner, DG – Media & Communication, Director – Medical Services and many senior government official and religious leaders. We are proud to have been recognized by the Kano State Governor as the first company to have thought for the local communities of Kano and taken up community development initiatives in the state.
We heartily thank the local chapters of Rotary international in Kaduna and Kano for supporting us with event planning and Skipper volunteers who made the event successful.
Over the last 16 years, Skipper has emerged as a powerhouse in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Nigeria and West Africa at large. As one of the earliest investors in Nigeria’s Power Sector, Skipper has shown continued resilience and commitment to helping Nigeria close the critical infrastructure gap and achieve its developmental goals faster.
As a participant at the recently held India Show, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Lagos, Nigeria on 25-27 August 2015, Skipper showcased its latest product range as well as its latest projects in various Nigerian states. Skipper was honored to have many dignitaries visit its stand and discuss infrastructure projects in Power, Education, Healthcare and Agriculture, including the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr Dave Umahi, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebul, and, Deputy Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Engr. Benson Abounu.
Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, speaking the seminar entitled “Nigeria and India: Leveraging on the Economies”, highlighted the increasing importance of the India-Nigeria trade relationship in bringing manufacturing excellence to Nigeria in the wake of declining oil prices globally. He also listed lack of maintenance and servicing as the bane of Nigeria’s power sector with a great number of power facilities lying idle. He noted that Skipper recognized this issue in Nigeria as an early-mover several years ago, when it established West Africa’s largest transformer repair and service facility in Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria. The state-of-the-art factory today services power equipment for Nigerian utilities as well as others from all over the African continent. He mentioned that the best solution for curbing immediate power crises in Nigeria involves bringing back such power equipment into smooth operations and Skipper is in a great position to help the country achieve the same.
Recognizing Skipper’sformidable brand value for the Indian engineering industry, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) awarded Skipper at its diamond jubilee celebrations for its commitment to quality excellence and placing stress on Skill Development. His Excellency, President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the celebrations at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 3rd September, 2015, in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister of Communication and IT) as well as a gathering of leading industrialists and senior government officials.
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for commerce & Industry, presented the Quality Excellence National award to Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Group President and Mr. Rakesh Sardana (Director). Speaking on the occasion, the Group President stressed on Skipper’s exponential growth over the years and maintaining a stringent focus on product quality and engineering excellence.
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