The DHI Companies Annual Press Conference was held on May 3, 2013, in Thimphu. Chief executive officers and representatives from the 10 DHI owned companies including Druk Green Power Corporation Limited and representatives from various media houses in the country attended the conference.
Mr. Rabi Pradhan (specialist in Vibration, Thermography and NDTs) attended the International Seminar on “Hydro Power and Sustainable Development” at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India from 21st to 22nd February, 2013; where he presented his paper titled “Impact of looseness and Bearing Clearance on Vibration of a Vertical Hydro Generator” which was co-authored along with Mr. Tenzin, CEO, BHSL . The seminar was organized by Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Limited (OHPCL) and was chaired by Shri Naveen Patnaik, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.
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Fire, Safety & Disaster Management Unit (FSDMU) of Chhukha Hydropower Plant has successfully conducted training program on First-aid Fire Fighting on 3rd & 4th December, 20112. The training program took two days in order to impart the training to all the employees of the plant.
The main objective of thee training was to create awareness on fire safety and to equip every individual with the basic knowledge of firefighting.
During the training, staffs were lectured about the types of fires, their causes and the consequences. They were also explained about the basic measures that are to be taken during the fire emergencies. Identification of the fire extinguishers (based on different classes), their operations and their applications were all included in the session. Staffs were also briefed on placing the right fire extinguisher at right place in the work stations
The training program also included the practical session with a mock drill, where different classes of fire were created and the participants were made to fight, choosing the right type of fire extinguisher.
The drill was targeted to provide de the participant’s hands on training in case of f an eventuality, without having to call 5234 and wait for r the arrival of the professional fire & rescue team. Though firefighting, fire safety and managing disaster require special trainings and skills, there are so some basic skills that can be easily learned and applied. T The participants were very satisfied with the presentations and drills and some said it’s a lifesaving kit and one must remember first aid firefighting techniques. The FSDMU also briefed on the safety to ensure that workplaces and the workers are safe and healthy and it is also one of the mandates of Druk Green. The FSDMU aims at making o our communities safer by preventing fires and accident and responding quickly and appropriately to emergencies. Mr. Thinley Dorji, who presently heads FSDMMU urged every individual to work together and prevent fire disasters, which starts mostly with a small match stick and human carelessness.
The Indian Council of Power Utilities awarded the "India Power Awards 2012" to Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, Managing Director, DGPC for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Power Sector in Bhutan” on November 29 in Delhi, India.
Druk Green Employees contributes to Wangdue Phodrang Dzong Reconstruction
24th June 2012 was a very sad moment for the people of Bhutan. Bhutan lost an integral part of its heritage, the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, to a fire that razed one of the most historical and magnificent Dzongs to the ground.
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Normally, individual employee is being honored by the Druk Green management for his or her special contributions made to the plant or company each year or his/her outstanding performance
Besides plantations being carried out on June 2nd each year, KHP employees also carry out plantations on other days during monsoon to those areas within project premises where slope and soil stabilization is required. This year on 15th July 2012,
Kurichhu Hydropower Plant, Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd. observes June 2nd as Social Forestry Day each year. On this day, every employee of this plant plants at least one sapling to mark the day and to make the Project premises green and beautiful. Prior to implementation and commissioning of the project, Gyelpozhing had been a very dry and hot place.
On 25th July 2012, Power Plant of CHP had to be shutdown due the severe choking of intakes by trashes and debris
Druk Green applies for membership of ITA - International Tunneling and underground Spacce Association
Dr. In Mo Lee (South Korea), President, ITA and Dr. Olivier Vion (France), Executive Director, ITA visited Bhutan from July 24, 2012 to July 26, 2012 on the invitation of Druk Green. During the visit, they called on Hon’ble Minister and Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Hon’ble Director General, DHPS, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hon’ble Managing Director, Druk Green.
MD, Druk Green visits Basochhu Hydropower Plant
Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, Managing Director Druk Green visited the Basochhu hydropower plant from 8/7/2012 to 9/7/2012. During his visit, he inspected the site where the wall between the two buildings had collapsed. BHP was instructed to start with the reconstruction work immediately in order to avoid further damage to the buildings
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Inter-Plant Football Knockout Tournament in Chhukha - The Opening Match ‘A clash of the Veterans’
The opening match was played between ‘Green Dragons’ from Druk Green Corporate office and ‘Supersonics 15’ of Chhukha Hydropower Plant.
Tsibjalumchu Diversion Scheme
The ground breaking ceremony of the Tsibjalumchu Diversion Scheme was held on 20th June 2012 with a ceremonial blast
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Joint Venture Agreement between Druk Green and Alstom Hydro Holding
Druk Green Power Corporation (Druk Green) and Alstom Hydro Holding, France signed the Joint Venture Agreement in Thimphu on 6th June 2012
The Inter-Divisional ‘Degor’ tournament was held in Kurichhu from 25.04.2012 to 02.05.2012. A total of eleven teams consisting of seven members each from different divisions and units participated in the tournament.
From 16th to 18th of March 2012, the Kurichhhu Hydro Power Plant conducted a ‘Mangi Rimdro’ for the smooth functioning of the plant, welfare and well being of the KHP families and the sentient beings.