L&T Limited To Setup Centre Of Excellence On Tower Construction Using Latest Drone Technology At ITI Hinjilicut

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

An MoA was signed between Sanjay Kumar Singh, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, SDTE Department, Government of Odisha, Padmanabhan S, Head-Human Resources Operations, and Larson & Toubro Limited (Chennai).

This MoA was signed to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on 400KV EHVTL Tower construction and training on preventive maintenance of transmission lines using the latest drone technology at ITI Hinjilicut.

By using latest industry trends, Drone Technology originated from the need to align technical education this idea of setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on the erection of 400kv EHV Transmission Tower and maintenance of Transmission Lines and this also bring in better interaction with the industry.  The CoE is expected to meet the huge demand for skilled human resources required for the power transmission sector.

In order to re-skill the emigrants who returned to Ganjam district due to pandemic and to upskill the ITI passed out trainees, this skill training centre will be set up at ITI Hinjilicut taking advantage of nearby existing 132KV Transmission Line of OPTCL. Drones with thermal camera technology would be adopted to maintain the transmission line through the hotspot detection. The industry can also benefit from the CoE by getting their technicians trained at the centre.

The MoA was signed in the presence of Shri Reghu G, IAS, Director of Technical Education and Training, Odisha, Shri P Rajesh Narayan, General Manager & Head Transmission Line, L&T Limited, Shri Sumit Ganguly, Sr. DGM, Project Development, L&T Limited. The Odisha Mining Corporation will fully sponsor the total project cost of 4.9 Crore.

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News Source- IANS

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