Hyderabad: Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has won a place in ‘Limca Book of National Records’ and Asia book of Records for completing power sub-station in a record time of seven months. It could complete the project five months ahead of the scheduled deadline fulfilling all the quality parameters.
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), for which this project was built, has appreciated MEIL performance and awarded ‘Best Debutant Award’ with a memento and citation also. Earlier, MEIL also placed in Limca Book of Records for completing Pattiseema Lift Irrigation project in record time.
Construction work for 400/220 KV Power Sub Station at NP Kunta was started on 25th September 2015 and completed on 25th April 2016. “Normally it will take 15-18 months for executing such projects, but MEIL could complete it within a span of seven months as per Power Grid Corporation requirements. To achieve this record breaking performance, we mobilised additional resources, machinery. At the same time our engineers and field staff worked for three shifts (24 hours). We executed complex designs by adopting stringent rules and overcame many obstructions in the process, having improper weather conditions. Power is being supplied through this substation uninterruptedly for the last three years. As a result the N P Kunta substation entered into Limca Book of Record,” said, B Srinivas Reddy, director, MEIL.
“Powergrid Corporation asked us to complete this substation project within 18-20 months. Looking at challenging conditions at the project, initially estimated more than 18 months of time to complete the project. Considering the importance of this project and electricity needs, MEIL has a set a self-target to achieve it in record-breaking time and achieved that rare distinction,” the company said.
MEIL used sophisticated blasting technology to clear the rocky layers. Unexpected rains during 2015-16 created a lot of obstructions during the project construction phase. The company said it could eclipse all these challenges with its firm determination, dedication and its planning in rapid execution of such projects.
NP Kunta Sub Station was inaugurated on 25th April 2016, ever since it is functioning with full efficiency, supplying electricity without any technical hiccups.