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Skipper Participates as Lead Exhibitor at Power Nigeria 2014

Skipper participated in Africa’s leading Exhibition for the Power Industry, Power Nigeria 2014, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos from October 28-30 October, 2014.

Skipper is a household name in Nigeria and as the lead exhibitor of the show, the Company showcased its capabilities in Energy Management solutions, Package Substation and energy efficient transformers. The products displayed were state-of-the-art and upgraded through our continuous research and development exercises, with the objective of making them more dependable, energy efficient and environment friendly.

Hon. Minister of Power of Nigeria, Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo visits Skipper's Stall at Power Nigeria, seen here with Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Skipper's Group President
Hon. Minister of Power of Nigeria, Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo visits Skipper’s Stall at Power Nigeria, seen here with Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Skipper’s Group President

Skipper’s extensive stall was visited by a large number of visitors and they were enthused to see Skipper’s new products display. In a parallel session, Mr. Ketan Sehgal – VP Marketing, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria, presented a technical seminar on “Efficiency Improvement Options for the Nigerian Distribution System” on October 28.

Power Nigeria provided a healthy and professional platform for Skipper to interact with its end users and decision makers and to offer them differentiated solutions to improve their operational efficiencies.

 

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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.