One of the important missions of Druk Green Power Corporation is to effectively and efficiently manage hydropower plants and maximize return to the people of Bhutan, provide energy security for domestic consumption and build capacity in hydropower construction and management. In the pursuit to fulfill this mandate, one of the initiatives taken by our Management was the inception of the Centers of Excellence to contribute towards fulfilling the shortages of a team of experts who can responsibly build highly specialized skills and undertake specialized works which otherwise we are dependent on external expertise. With the existing power plants and addition of 10,000MW by 2020, it is imperative that Druk Green build human resource capacities in the specialized condition monitoring and diagnostic techniques for the hydropower assets.
The Center of Excellence in Vibration & Thermographic Analysis (CoEVaTA) was established in the year 2010, to develop a team of experts in the highly specialized fields of vibration, infrared thermography, ultrasonic, magnetic particle inspection and remote vehicle inspection using mobile CCTV. The CoEVaTA has trained and experienced professionals, who have been certified by reputed institutions to handle the sophisticated modern diagnostic equipments and techniques and undertakes special testing and diagnostic jobs in all the hydropower plants under Druk Green and offers such professional services to industries in Bhutan and the neighboring places in India. The Center is also actively involved in authoring technical papers and presentations at the International forums, conducting research and imparting training for the Druk Green employees.
“Build a world class Center in modern condition monitoring techniques and provide specialized services in a Fast, Reliable and Affordable manner that will support the Missions of Druk Green”.
1. Provide highly specialized services to Druk Green.
2. Create a World Class Center of Excellence in equipment condition monitoring and diagnostics and sharing of knowledge and skills across all boundaries.
3. Provide Better, Reliable and Affordable specialized services, particularly to the hydropower industry.
4. Safeguard assets and enhance worker’s safety.
Chhukha Hydropower Plant
Druk Green Power Corporation