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MD – CEB (Power utility of Togo & Benin) visits 161/20kV Substation Project at Lome Port

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.

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Total reverse engineering of 270MVA 345KV/16kV Generator Transformer

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 Congo Brazzaville-Commissioned

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 is committed to providing its customers with the leading-edge technology, Products, services and know-how needed to make their operations automated.​
​Skipper is committed to providing its customers with the leading-edge technology, Products, services and know-how needed to make their operations automated.
Skipper is  Substation Equiipment manufacturing company also successfully forward-integrated into EPC for EHV Substations, Transmission lines upto 400kV &​ ​Power​ ​​Plant construction in gas, thermal and hydro generation with a strong focus on timely delivery and quality. The SkipperSeil Group of companies operates in around 50 countries especially Africa, Middle East, India and SAARC.

​West African Governments trust Skipper for Electrical Solutions

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.

Skipper successfully commissioned its First 220kv GIS Substation of JICA HVPNL

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.

Successful completion of World-Bank funded Project for GEDAP, Ghana.

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 successfully type tests 33MVA, 161kV Power Transformer for Short Circuit & Impulse

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 Completes Automation Project for Western Railways in Mumbai

Skipper successfully completed a substation automation project for Western Railways’ Churchgate-Borivali’ section in the mega city of Mumbai, India. The project initiated in October 2014 is slated to bring about immense operational improvement in the existing suburban railway infrastructure of the City, often referred to as the busiest rapid transit system in the world with a traffic of more than 7.5Mn commuters daily.

Skipper completes automation project for Western Railways

Skipper’s mandate for the project was to fully automate the existing manually controlled substations using SCADA panels. Skipper’s supplied star-rated SCADA panels are specially designed to meet the special requirements of the area such as 6-8 lines, meet space constraints, parallel operation of 2 to 3 TSS and small sub-sectors. The old breakers were replaced with world class 3.3kV RDSO/CORE approved circuit breakers. The entire civil work at the site was completed by Skipper as well.

Within the last 8 months, 5 substations have already been commissioned and are working satisfactorily at the stations of Marine Lines, Churchgate, Elphinstone Road, Kandivali and Borivali. The project will be completely handed over to Western Railways by the end of this month with work completion for the 3 stations of Bandra, Grant Road and Jogeshwari.

Skipper awarded substations and transmission lines project in Kenya

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.

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