‘Technology development key focus area for BHEL’

R. Padmanabhan, Executive Director, BHEL Tiruchirappalli Complex, accepting the guard of honour on Thursday.

R. Padmanabhan, Executive Director, BHEL Tiruchirappalli Complex, accepting the guard of honour on Thursday.  

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, is fully geared up to meet the delivery schedule for all its on-going projects, R. Padmanabhan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi Complex, said here on Thursday.

Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in BHEL’s Kailasapuram Township, where he hoisted the national flag and took the salute at a ceremonial march past, Mr. Padmanabhan said BHEL was giving major push for quality and technology development.

“Technology development for the next generation of boilers with higher efficiency and better technology to meet the latest emission norms have been major focus area for BHEL, Tiruchi,” Mr. Padmanabhan said.

BHEL, Tiruchi, he said, was a pioneer in renovation and modernisation business in the power sector and was emerging as a technology leader in emission control technology too.

BHEL employees had been consistently bagging the Viswakarma Rashtriya Puraskar over the past nine years successively, he said and commended 38 employees from BHEL, Tiruchi, and five from Power Plant Piping Unit, Tirumayam, for winning a total of 14 awards, the highest amongst all private and public organisations in the country.

Highlighting the role of trees in maintaining good air quality, he said efforts were being taken to plant around five lakh saplings of various species in the complex in a phased manner.

Mr. Padmanabhan presented BHEL Independence Day Awards to employees who had excelled in various aspects of operations during the year.

Students of Arivalayam, Boiler Plant Girls Higher Secondary School, BHEL Tiruchi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Boiler Plant Boys Higher Secondary school, RSK Higher Secondary School presented a cultural pageant. A light music concert was held at the Community Centre in the evening.

Earlier, Padmasini Padmanabhan, Patron, Arivalayam, hoisted the national flag at Arivalayam, BHEL’s special school and vocational training centre for the differently-abled children, and distributed sweets to the students in the presence of K. Nagarajan, General Manager, Civil, and President, Arivalayam, and other senior officials.

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