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.