Avail­abil­ity of skilled man­power is a huge chal­lenge

Electrical Monitor - - INTERVIEW -

When did Go­drej & Boyce di­ver­sify into the power T&D con­tract­ing sec­tor? What in­spired the di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion? Go­drej & Boyce di­ver­si­fied into power T&D in the year 2006 with its first RGGVY or­der from a state power dis­tri­bu­tion util­ity in Mad­hya Pradesh.

As part of the Go­drej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, the Elec­tri­cal & Elec­tron­ics Divi­sion (E&E Divi­sion) has de­vel­oped com­pe­ten­cies over the years as an in­ter­nal ser­vice provider in the field of elec­tri­cal dis­tri­bu­tion and wanted to be part of na­tion build­ing through power trans­mis­sion & dis­tri­bu­tion. This in­spired the divi­sion to di­ver­sify in the T&D seg­ment. What are the main ar­eas within the power T&D con­tract­ing seg­ment that you work on? Our main fo­cus ar­eas are power dis­tri­bu­tion projects that are un­der var­i­ous govern­ment schemes like DDUGJY, APDRP, FSP, HVDS and BRGF. In power trans­mis­sion, our cur­rent fo­cus is on AIS sub­sta­tions up to 400kV, GIS sub­sta­tions up to 66kV and trans­mis­sion lines up to 220kV. We hear that G&B re­cently won a ma­jor vil­lage elec­tri­fi­ca­tion or­der in Odisha. Tell us more on the scope of the or­der. Is this your com­pany’s first ru­ral elec­tri­fi­ca­tion man­date? We have been as­so­ci­ated with RGGVY projects since the Tenth five year plan pe­riod. We have al­ready com­pleted sim­i­lar vil­lage elec­tri­fi­ca­tion projects in Mad­hya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Yes, we have re­ceived our big­gest or­der worth ₹ 417 crore for ru­ral elec­tri­fi­ca­tion works in Mayurb­hanj district of

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