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.
The 4th Induction Programme for the new recruits of Druk Green was held from April 8 to 21, 2013. This programme was initiated in order to provide a platform for the new recruits to understand the internal functioning of Druk Green and its composition.
The programme was held for the 45 new recruits in Druk Green of which four were from the corporate office, six from Kurichhu Hydropower Plant, 10 from Basochhu Hydropower Plant, 20 from Tala Hydropower Plant, and four from Chhukha Hydropower Plant.
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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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Druk Green 6th Annual Conference
The 6th Druk Green annual conference was held in Thimphu from December 28 to 29, 2012.
Five years into energy and hydropower business, the theme for the 2012 conference was “Commitment to Excellence” ...
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Druk Green bags rolling trophy in archery
Winning two straight sets, Druk Green lifted the winning trophy on December 23 after defeating Thimphu Nyamro during the ninth Druk Wangyel national archery tournament on traditional bamboo bows, played at the Changlimithang archery range in Thimphu.
Winning the first set ...
10th National Job fair
This year’s job fair was too late for Druk Green Power Corporation to bring forth any new vacancies for the graduate because DGPC had already added 154 personnel in its existing staff.
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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.
CoEVaTA Markets Special Service to Domestic Industries
It is yet another landmark for CoEVaTA as it stretches its horizon beyond the regular boundaries; using expert skills and state-of-the-art condition monitoring instrument in the domestic industries. A team from CoEVaTA conducted Ultrasonic inspection at Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Bhutan Private Limited (SGCMBPL), Pasakha on the 4th of September, 2012. SGCMBPL is an ISO Certified Company in Integrated Management System (Quality Management System; Environment Management System; Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and follows standard practices to ensure quality products with safety and care for the environment.
The Ultrasonic inspection was carried out on mild steel rods of 50 mm and the elevator buckets of 10 mm thickness. The mild steel rods were bent locally to be used as reinforcements in the concrete gate casting that weighed about 14 tons. These gates are used as furnace gates and exposed to extreme heat. During the inspection, it was found that out of the forty rods, two of the rods had internal flaws which could have otherwise gone un-noticed. The elevator buckets also indicated internal flaws. The benefits of modern condition monitoring instruments is that it can not only save costly failures resulting from such un-detected internal flaws but can also avert timely disasters including human lives. This also proved that SGCMBPL is truly an ISO Certified Company.
Mr. Sherub Tharchen (Left) and Mr. Rabi Pradhan (Right) conducting Ultrasonic Inspection on Elevator Buckets and Mild Steel Rods
Besides Ultrasonic inspection, CoEVaTA shall also provide Thermography services to monitor the switchyard and other electrical components of SGCMBPL and other industries in the coming months. For CoEVaTA, this landmark is a very important step towards fulfilling CoEVaTA’s mandate of capacity building and serving the nation through its special services. Mr. Tenzin, who is presently the Head of CoEVaTA extended his appreciation to the team for the excellent job and remarked that these small steps shall enable human resource capacity building and achieving World class Center of Excellence in modern condition monitoring, which are some of the missions of the Center. He also said that the special support and motivation of Druk Green Management has been the key driver behind the success story of CoEVaTA today.
The analysts were more than pleased to render such services to other industries apart from the regular services to Druk Green and they remain motivated and excited to do more. When asked, Mr. Sherub Tharchen said, “It is encouraging that the importance of condition monitoring practices is now being realized by our domestic industries too”. Mr. Rabi Pradhan remarks “Its dream coming true when we are able to enter into wider space and lend helping hand to other industries with such NDT methods and I feel such practices supports the concepts of GNH”.
CoEVaTA has skilled personnel and state-of-the-art instruments to provide specialized services in five (5) different techniques and looks forward to marketing services in India as well.
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
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.