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Skipper wins the EEPC Star Performer Award for Export Excellence

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.

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Skipper hosts CII’s Interactive Session with T&C Minister of Nigeria

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.

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Hon. Minister, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, addressing the audience

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.

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Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, sharing her experiences and insights as an investor
The meeting saw attendance by representatives from leading business houses

Skipper Commences Civil Construction of Unit-V at Kaharani Industrial Area, Bhiwadi

Bhoomi Pujan (Earth Breaking Ceremony) & commencement of civil construction for the project Transformer Factory and Associated Works at Kaharani Industrial Area, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan was done on Wednesday, 9 July 2014, at 10:30am. The function was conducted by Very Rev. M S Skariah Ramban, Diocesan Secretory- St. Basil Orthodox Church, assisted by Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese.

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Very Rev. M S Skariah Ramban conducting the Ground Breaking Ceremony

The products that will be manufactured at this new facility include EHV transformers upto 315MVA/400kV, Dry Type Distribution Transformers upto 5MVA 11/33kV, GIS & HGIS upto 220kV and Current and Voltage Transformers upto 220kV in the phase-1, whereas in phase-II, we shall have 765kV range of Power Transformers and Instrument Transformers.

The ceremony witnessed heavy participation from employees of Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. The team was led by Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. Mr. Siddhant Sachdeva, Executive Manager – Skipper t&d. along with Mr. Bisht, DVP-EPC and Mr. Anil Kumar Choudhary, Assistant Manager – Civil, who conducted the formal meeting thereafter.

We heartily congratulate the project team:

1. Project Director – Mr. Winnie Thomas (M. Engg – Civil Engineering Design & MSc. Construction Project Management)
2. Project Manager – Mr. J K Gautam
3. Senior Manager – Mr. Sanjay Kant
4. Store Manager – Mr. Kunjumon
5. Senior Labour Supervisor – Mr. Kamlesh Sharma
6. Procurement and Local Coordinator – Mr. Sunder Singh

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.

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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.