Skipper Announces Successful Commissioning of World-Bank funded Mararaba Substation, Nigeria

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.

Skipper Team Commissioning Panel Boards for the project
Skipper Team Commissioning Panel Boards for the project

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

1 X15 MVA Skipper Power Transformer On-site
1 X15 MVA Skipper Power Transformer On-site

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.

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
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
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Skipper organizes Drawing Competition on the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India

Skipperites from the Gurgaon office celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India by capturing their imagination on canvas. Skipper India organized a creative drawing competition on 14th August 2014, inviting Skipperites to represent what India’s Independence means to them. The event saw enthusiastic participation by employees across ages and departments.

The jury for the competition comprised of the following members from the senior management: Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d, Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. and Mr. Praveen Gupta, Head – Corporate Finance Department.

Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries
Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries

Using water colours, crayons, pencils and sketch pens, Skipperites used their creativity to translate their ideas in different shapes and colours. Whether it was white doves signifying peace and brotherhood or historical monuments capturing the spirit of the capital city, New Delhi, Skipperites wowed the judges with the latent talent.

The winners of the event were as follows:

  1. Mr. Ashok Sikka               (SCM)                 Score – 71 (out of 90)
  2. Mr. Satyawan                    (Marcomm)       Score – 71 (out of 90)
  3. Mr. Saurabh Ghosh        (Design)             Score – 70.5 (out of 90)

The winners were felicitated in an awards function in the office and given exciting prizes.

Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India
Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India

Congratulations to all winners and their teams.

Skipper sponsors International Tour for Star Skipperites of the Year, Mr. Rakesh Bharti, and Family

Skipper deeply values its human capital and rewarding the best talent has always been a focus of the rapidly growing company. This year as an initiative to reward the remarkable performance of top employees, Skipper is sponsoring all-expenses paid trips for all winners of the ‘Star Skipperites of the Year’ for the year 2013-14, and their families.

Mr. Rakesh Bharti, Senior Manager – SCM, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria is one of the four Star performers of the year. Mr. Bharti was accompanied by his wife and children in his international trip covering three destinations – Switzerland, Paris and Dubai over a period of ten days.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Jungfroujoch, Switzerland
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Jungfroujoch, Switzerland
The trip commenced in Switzerland on the 22nd July, 2014, where the family enjoyed the scenic sights of the Swiss Alps at Jungfroujoch – Top of Europe.  Another major highlight of the trip included a visit of Mount Titlis, as the family enjoyed cable car rides and the views from the Cliff Walk.
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Interlaken, Switzerland
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Interlaken, Switzerland
After enjoying a brief Swiss holiday, the family flew to ‘The City of Light’, Paris on 26th July. While Mr. Bharti and his wife were taken in by the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and the architecture of the buildings, the younger folks marked their fun-filled trip to Disneyland Paris as the trip highlight.
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at EIffel Tower, Paris
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at EIffel Tower, Paris
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at Disneyland Paris
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at Disneyland Paris

The trip culminated with a visit to Dubai, ‘The Heart of Arabia’ on July 29th. The group visited the famous landmarks of Dubai such as Palm Atlantis and Burj Khalifa, malls such as Dubai mall and Mall of the Emirates as well as thrilling Desert Safari. Mr. Bharti and his family were invited by the Group President for a dinner in Mr. Bharti’s honour with Dubai staff members.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

The next day, Dubai office staff welcomed Mr. Bharti and his family in its office and the team celebrated Mr. Bharti’s achievements and success by a cake-cutting ceremony and words of appreciation by Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, in front of a video conference attended by members of five subsidiaries across the globe. The GP also gifted Mr. Bharti a beautiful Baume et Mercier watch to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti is gifted a Baume et Mercier watch by Group President. Mr. Jitender Sachdeva
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti is gifted a Baume et Mercier watch by Group President. Mr. Jitender Sachdeva
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his Family with Group President  at Skipper's Global headquarters in Dubai
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his Family with Group President at Skipper’s Global headquarters in Dubai

Skipper congratulates Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his family for winning accolades and wish him 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.