Foundation Laying Ceremony of 10MW Tiga Hydro Electricity Power Station in Nigeria

The foundation laying ceremony of the 10 MW Tiga hydro electricity Power station project was conducted on 30th May, 2014 and performed by the former Head of State Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). The event was presided over by Kano State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and the welcome address was given by Secretary to the State Government and Head of Civil Services of Kano, Hon. Engr. Dr. Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi.

Project Features
Project Features

The ceremony was well attended by other dignitaries including Commissioners, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport, Hon. Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, district heads, permanent secretaries, and project implementation committee members.

HE The Chief Guest being escorted to the Foundation Site

HE The Governor commended the on-schedule work being done by Skipper and mentioned that the Tiga project will be completed in January 2015 and the second Independent Power Project at Challawa Gorge dam, generating 25MW power, will be completed in March, 2015. Both the projects, with a total capacity of 35MW, are being executed by Skipper t&d are the biggest in Northern Nigeria and one of the most capital intensive projects in recent times. On completion, the projects are estimated to transform the economy of the state.

Guest, Mr Shehu with Mr Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d

In his address to the present gathering, Joint Group President, Skipper t & d, Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva explained the salient features of the project. Detailing Skipper’s active focus on safety, quality and environment, he mentioned that in order to ensure that the project meets world-class standards, experts such as Voith, Bangalore Hydro and AF consultants were selected for supply of major items, design and project monitoring. Mr. Sachdeva also spoke about Skipper’s readiness to deliver the Kano projects efficiently and on schedule.

 

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Skipper Celebrates 28th Annual Day Worldwide

Skipper celebrated its 28th year of success with Skipperites all over the world. The Annual Day was celebrated in all of Skipper’s regional headquarters, branch offices and project offices.

Skipper India celebrated its 28th Annual Day on the 24th of May, 2014. The 4-hour show was marked by performances by professional music bands as well as Skipper’s in-house talent. Dance performances by kids of Skipper employees left everyone enchanted and asking for more. A sumptuous dinner was followed by a dance party.

Skipper India Annual Day
Skipper India Annual Day

Skipper JLT Dubai and Skipper Middle East Sharjah employees enjoyed a beautiful soirée on a Dhow Cruise. Skipperites with their families witnessed a Tanoura Dance and a fun magic show while enjoying food and beverages as the boat sailed on the Dubai Creek.

Skipper UAE celebrates on a dhow cruise
Skipper Middle East celebrates on a dhow cruise

Nigeria and Ghana-based Skipperites marked this special day with colour & style as families joined together for the cake cutting ceremony. Games, sharing of gifts, and a sumptuous dinner marked the night in the spirit of oneness.

Skipper Ghana Annual Day

We wish Skipperites and their families all the best for the coming years and look forward to grander celebrations next year.

Skipperite of the Year Awards 2014

The “Skipperite of the Year” Awards Function is an initiative to felicitate outstanding performers across Skipper’s global subsidiaries who have made an exemplary contribution to Skipper and have demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism. Each winner was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Mr. Rakesh Sardana, Acting Country Head, Skipper Nigeria Ltd. and GTA Engineering Ltd. And Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, in two separate formal ceremonies at Skipper’s Regional Headquarters in Gurgaon, India on 7th May, 2014 and in Lagos, Nigeria on 10th May, 2014. We congratulate the following awardees and wish them continued success in their year ahead in Skipper.
1. Mr. Rakesh Bharti, (Senior Manager – SCM), GTA Engineering Ltd.
2. Mr Siva Ramakrishna, (Senior Manager – Projects), GTA Engineering Ltd.
3. Ms. Bharti Chandhok, (Dy. Manager- SCM), Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
4. Mr. Parul Narang (Dy. Manger- Quality), Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
5. Ms. Perpetual Ngozi Osuji, (Sales Executive), Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
6. Mr. Anietie Udoh, (Executive – Tendering and Project Coordinaton ), Skipper Nigeria Ltd.