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National Projects Construction Corporation – NPCC
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) was established in the year 1957 as a premier construction company to create necessary infrastructure for economic development of the country. It was to provide the necessary manpower & know how for the construction of National Projects and also act as a price deterrent for the Private Sector. In its 50 years of existence the Corporation has successfully associated itself with completion of over 130 National Projects from concept to commissioning stage. Some of them in remote and hazardous location over the country. Besides completion of projects in India and contributing to the socioeconomic growth of country, the corporation has also successfully executed several overseas projects.
These projects, which are only representative to the NPCC’s capabilities, still serve their purpose are living monuments to the Engineering skills, quality and workmanship of NPCC.
RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS
NPCC’s major contracts were for the construction of Earthern Dam (45 mt. high) across river Badua & Chandan in Bihar, Wazirabad Barrage across river Yamuna in Delhi & Hasdeo Barrage in M.P. These were followed in the subsequent decades by major barrages like Godavari in Andhra Pradesh & Farakka in West Bengal.
Since inception, NPCC has come a long way in Construction of River Valley Projects and successfully constructed various dams including Pench & Totladoh in Maharashtra, Singda in Manipur and Rajghat in U.P., Bakreshwar Dam in West Bengal. It has also constructed the major canal systems in Iraq for a value of around Rs.550 Millions during 1981-1987.
Presently NPCC is constructing major Dams at Khuga in Manipur & Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Masonry Dam (Jobat Dam Project) for Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.
THERMAL POWER PROJECTS
Initially NPCC was entrusted with the construction of Amarkantak Thermal Power Station (TPS) in M.P. and Durgapur TPS in West Bengal during the year 1962 & 1963 respectively.
In 1979, NPCC took major strides in construction of Thermal Power Projects after emergence of National Thermal Power Corporation on the national scene. A few Super Thermal Projects of NTPC in which NPCC has constructed various major civil structures including heavy machine foundations for turbo-generator, cooling towers, high rise RCC chimneys, structural steel circulating water systems and allied civil works are like at Rihand, Farakka, Ramagundam, Singrauli, Korba, Talcher & Kahalgaon. The cost of works executed in these projects works out Rs. 1000 millions. A few prestigious turnkey contracts include complete construction of Captive Power House for Bharat Aluminium Company & six nos. Cooling Towers each of the capacity of 33000 m3/hour for three units of 500 mw each for NTPC at Korba. The Construction of Power House was supervised to the International Standards by parson & Brown of UK and the commissioning of Cooling Towers was done in technical collaboration with Film Cooling Towers of U. K.
HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECTS
To sustain the growth & expertise achieved over the years since inception, NPCC diversified its activities and first completed the construction of Nepal Hydro Electric Project on River Gandak in 1969.
Subsequently NPCC successfully completed Hydro Power House at Banswara in Rajasthan, Salal in J&K & Tankpur, Rajghat In U.P.
STEEL PLANT & INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURES
In the early decade of 1980, the biggest challenge NPCC undertook having diversified requirements at almost every component of Industrial Construction was at Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant. It involved construction of Sinter Plant, Coke – oven batteries & complete By-product plant.
NPCC has also worked in steel plants for Damodar Valley Corporation. The recently completed works are modernization of the Sinter Plant for SAIL at Rourkela.
NPCC has also successfully completed the civil works at Koyali Oil Refinery in Gujrat, Dalla Cement Factory in U.P., Khetri Copper Project in Rajsthan, Khrew Cement Factory in J&K and Nagaland Pulp Factory at Nagaland.
SURFACE TRANSPORT & UNDERGROUND PROJECTS
In the middle of the 1980, NPCC took its first major stride towards improvement of transportation network, by being the first to complete the entire civil works, between S-Plant to Bhawanipur Station for the first and the most prestigious national under ground Mass Rapid Transport System for Metro at Calcutta.
Again NPCC is now just about to complete the 1st major underground Mass Rapid Transport System at Madras for the Southern Railways. The work involved launching of pre-stressed box girders of 25mt. Span & weighing about 250 T long with construction of elevated Railway Station over 2 to 5 Km.
NPCC has also to its credit successfully of about 50 km.of tunnel at various location in the country through most difficult terrain & geological condition. A few major tunnels bond by the corporation or Chennai Tunnel in J&K, Chamera Diversion Tunnel at Salal in J&K and HRT at Indravati in Orissa.
HIGH RISE STRUCTURES
NPCC, during its course of execution of civil works for Thermal Power House, Steel Plants & other Industrial Structure has also successfully completed many RCC Chimney up to 185 mt. Height and NPCC has also done intricate slipping for grain Silos in Iraq & Coal Mixing Bins at Vishakhapatnam etc.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Having successfully tackled numerous Engineering, Structural & geological problems at various projects and keeping in view the demand to provide PMC services to specialized agencies & individuals to seek services and expert advice, NPCC in the year 1989 diversified into the area of providing Project Management Consultancy. Since than the Corporation has been awarded work around Rs. 8000 million from various prestigious clients.
Today NPCC has rich experience in almost all fields of construction to successfully undertake all kinds of up-coming projects. Towards this goal, NPCC has also entered into collaboration, agreements with International Construction & Consultancy Companies to take up Construction of projects in India & abroad.
FIELDS IN WHICH NPCC IS SPECIALISED & INTERESTED TO WORK
4. POWER PROJECTS: a).HYDEL, b).THERMAL,
5. UNDERGROUND PROJECTS INCLUDING TUNNELS
6. TOWNSHIP/BUILDING PROJECTS
7. INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS/STEEL PLANTS
8. BRIDGE PROJECTS INCLUDING ROADS & RUNWAYS
9. SEWAGE/WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
10. COOLING TOWERS
11. TRANSMISSION LINES
12. PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
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