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MEIL Complete 130 Projects in FY-19

Engineering and Infrastructure giant MEIL has completed over 130 projects in the 2018-19 financial year. These projects include lift irrigation, drinking water, power generation, transmission and distribution, Gas processing, city gas distribution, Hydrocarbon verticals. “We focus on completing the projects within the scheduled time without compromising the quality of work. There are two projects completed in record time, which eventually entered the several record books and received recognition from the clients” said B Srinivas Reddy, Director, MEIL. MEIL entered the Asia Book of Records, India book of records and Limca Book of Records for completing the NP Kunta substation project in record time. The 400/220KV power substation completed in just 7 months for Power Grid Corporation of India. “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 3 years. As a result, the NP Kunta substation entered into Limca Book of Record. It is a case of pride for us.” Said, Mr B Srinivas Reddy, Director, MEIL. MEIL achieved another record in completion of the 80MMSCFED Gas processing facility for Cairn India at Rageswari, Rajasthan. This prestigious project completed in six months is a record in the sector. “The Gas Processing facility works were done with war footing according to the client’s requirement. And MEIL also has taken up operation and maintenance for the period of 18 months” Said Mr B. Srinivas Reddy. MEIL has completed two hydel power projects in Saurashtra canal in Gujarat. Out of three Hydal power generation units with a 15MW capacity each, two were successfully commissioned last year. The third unit is also ready for commissioning now. MEIL established three turbines with a capacity of 5MW in each unit. The units are on Saurashtra canal of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) project in Gujarat. These Hydal power units will be operated by MEIL for next five years. Meil has completed more than 130 projects so far. Some of them are full fledged and few of them are specific works (packages) in the project scope. Technically they also been considered as projects. MEIL has completed another project in record time is YTPS-GMW project in Raichur, Karnataka. Explaining about this unique project, Mr. B. Srinivas Reddy said that, the proposed project is to supply raw water to YTPS from river Krishna and pumping of burnt coal ash slurry from YTPS plant to the designated ash bund and pumping of recovered as water from ash pond to YTPS plant to minimise the usage of raw water." MEIL has set up a raw water jack well pump house with approach bridge on Krishna river banks and embankment. The company also built an ash water jack well pump house with an approach bridge. These complex and critical works were executed before the specified time. World’s largest Lift Irrigation Project, Kaleshwaram project’s majority of the works taken up by MEIL and most of the works were in completed and some are ready commissioning. - MEIL has commissioned Link-1 substations under Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in the 2018-19 year. - Ramadugu 400 kV Substation in the part of Kaleshwaram package 8 has successfully charged. It was the first substation with completing the whole works and charged up in Kaleshwaram Project.- This substation was connected to Package-8 underground pumping station for 7 motors and pumps having a capacity of each 139 megawatts which is the biggest in the globe. Another major work-related KLIP, the 400/220 KV Substation at Sundilla Pump House aimed at the power supply to Sundilla Pump House and providing power supply to 220KV Annaram&Medigadda Substations. MEIL has built a drinking water supply scheme for Nellore city and adjoining villages. 70,000 households will get purified water with this project. Constructed an intake well and pump house on Penna River banks at Viruvuru in Podalakuru Mandal. Part of this project 3 vertical turbine pump sets established with 544 kilowatts capacity. Water purification centre at Mahamadhapur with 122 million litres per day capacity. MEIL has commissioned various drinking water supply schemes across India. Under Mission Baghiratha Scheme MEIL has completed the projects include Karimnagar Phase-1, Siricilla, Vemulawada&Choppadandi, Peddapalli-Ramagundam, Korutla, Jagityal& Dharmapuri, Mahabubnagar, Manthani-Bhupalapally, Alair-Intra-AKBR Nalgonda, Paleru–Warangal, Nizamabad –Singur, SRSP-Adilabad Ph-II, Adilabad Ph-I, Dummugudem-Pusuru, Mangapeta Segments. Asind, Kotri, Shahpura, Pali water supply schemes in Rajasthan, Bhubaneswar Bulk, Keonjhar water Supply schemes in Odisha State and Varanasi, Agra Projects in Uttar Pradesh were commissioned in the last financial year. MEIL executed several projects in the irrigation sector. Purushottapatnam Phase-1, 2, Kondaveetivagu, Chintalapudi, HNSS Phase-2 Lift Scheme from Andhra Pradesh, Uttur, Kolar, Dasarahalli, Kanva Lift Schemes from Karnataka and Saurashtra Branch Canal Pump House 1, 3 and Sauni Yojana L3P5 Projects from Gujarat, Six lifts from Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme, Odisha was commissioned. Read more

Handri - Neeva Sujala Sravanthi (HNSS) MEIL’s another Glory

There are many lift irrigation projects in the world, but, the Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi (HNSS) project has unique features among all. This lift irrigation project is having the highest number of pump houses and motors in the world. 43 pump houses built in the first and second phases of the project. By establishing a total of 269 units (motor and pump is one unit) MEIL has created a world-class project. HNSS is Asia’s biggest and longest lift irrigation project. Though Kaleshwaram, Devadula, Kalwakurthy, Palamuru-Rangareddy projects are bigger projects, as they are still under execution level HNSS has recognised as Asia’s biggest lift irrigation project. The California state in the USA is having the world’s biggest project was built 80 years ago. This project lifts water to the highest level of terrains for drinking and irrigation purposes. Once the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project completes all these records will be erased out. As per the number of motors, pumps, pump houses and length, HNSS is the Unique among all. MEIL’s electro-mechanical works had brought this uniqueness to the project. Handri-Neeva project was proposed 30 years ago with the ambition to supply drinking and irrigation water to the four Rayalaseema districts. While the river Handri flows in Kurnool district and Neeva flows in Chittoor district. Interlinking these two rivers by digging hills and high terrains by setting up a pump house at Malyala in Kurnool district. When This project was taken up in 2006, there are many questions and critics arisen about the availability of water and financial resources. Many pessimists raised questions regarding establishing and maintenance of pumps and motors. When companies like IDC and RIC are unable to maintain the smaller lift irrigation projects, people expressed doubts about HNSS Project viability. MEIL successfully executed the first phase of HNSS and maintaining and pumping the water for the last eight years without any issues or hindrances. MEIL proved that, whether it is Colorado or Rayalaseema, the lift irrigation projects can be implemented successfully. In the first phase of the project, 12 pump houses with 129 units (motors and pumps) are successfully running for the last 8 years. As part of the second phase, water pumping is going on in 565-kilometre length main canal through Madakashira and Punganoor branch canal. This main canal spread across Ananthapur, Kadapa, Chittoor districts. The water pumping into the main canal began in this season. 140 units in 31 pumping stations are ready to operate. As per the limitations of first year of operation currently operating only 43 units. With these units, As of now, 160 tmc of water lifted from Malayala in Kurnool district to the endpoint in Chittoor district. This water lifted with the help of 43 pump houses. As two phases of the project are working now, it has become one of the world’s biggest and longest unique project. Even in the USA and China lift irrigation projects does not have this number of pump houses. Even the world’s recognised California state water project too does not have this number of pump houses. Colorado state water project has only 6 to 11 pumping stations. The motors capacity in the Colorado project works with the horsepower of electricity. In Handri-Neeva pump houses works with megawatts of power. With the capacity of the unit taken into consideration, HNSS pump houses are established with the highest capacity. Even in India, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, there are many lift irrigation projects were built. But, in completed irrigations projects, no lift irrigation project does not these many pumping stations. Under construction projects like Devadula project having 20 pump houses, Kalwakurthy 15, Rajivbheema 20, Seetharama 19, Gandikota project is having 14 pump houses. Once the Kaleshwaram project completes the 82 pump houses will come into the utilisation. MEIL has the honour to create this world’s uniquely biggest and longest project. Nowhere in the world, the most number of pump houses and units built in this project. The construction first phase completed in 2012 with 12 pump houses. These pump house inaugurated by the Government. These 12 pump houses pumped the water to an average height of 200 meters. Under second phase water pumped to Ananthapur, Kadapa, Chittoor districts from Jeedipally reservoir for drinking and irrigation purposes. This Second phase inaugurated in this year by the State Government. Under the HNSS project, 40 tmc of water can be lifted to supply water to 6.25 lakh acres of agricultural lands and drinking water to 35 lakhs people in 437 villages of 81 mandals. The project was taken up prestigiously in 2006 by then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Under the HNSS second phase, MEIL completed the construction works to supply irrigation water from Jeedipally reservoir to Madakashira branch canal to supply water to 4,04,500 acres. 19 pump houses built to supply water to 74,400 acres in Penugonda, Hindupur, Madakashira constituencies through this canal. Water will be pumped to 18 pump houses across the 155.2-kilometre branch canal from Jeedipally pump house. On the Madakashira branch canal, MEIL established 81 pumps in L1 to L17 and L4A pump houses. MEIL also built 132/6.6KV power substation at Jeedipally pump house. 33/6.6 KV sub-stations were built at the remaining pump house by MEIL. Read more

MEIL’s Innovation in Irrigation

Implementing Isreal’s OMS technology Irrigation water for 80,000 hectares 3.5 TMC reservoir and 6,129 km of Pipeline The Engineering major Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL) has taken up a unique innovative irrigation system in Telangana as part of the gigantic irrigation project Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP). Explaining about this innovative project Mr Bonthu Srinivas Reddy said that “It involves piped water supply to the end user to avoid water from not to be evaporated or sinks into the soil. It does not require even the land acquisition to this new piped irrigation water supply.” He further said “This innovative piped irrigation system is already successful in many countries. Some states include Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat states are implementing this piped irrigation on a small scale. Telangana government initiated this irrigation system in large scale to supply water for 80,000 hectares.” The Telangana Government taking all appropriate steps to accomplish its objective to supply irrigation water to one crore acres of farmland. Israel’s Outlet Management System(OMS) will be implemented in this project the first time in Asia. This project is known as KLIP package-21 or the Kondam cheruvu project. The advantage with OMS is water neither evaporates nor sink into the soil. Laying of the pipelines may obstruct the peasants initially, but thereafter they can be cultivated above the pipelines as normal. Pressurised pipeline network This project will interlink the Kondam cheruvu and Manchippa cheruvu with the pressurized pipeline. The project includes 6,129 kilometers of the pressurized Pipeline system, with the combination of MS, DI and HDPE pipes and the construction works of the pipeline network works are already began with an extensive pitch. MEIL completed 11.4kms MS pipeline work out of 150 km and also completed 10kms of DI pipeline work out of 282 km. After completion of this project, 46,000 hectors of land in Metpally area will have plentiful water for irrigation. Another 34,000 hectors of land in Nizamabad rural, Balkonda, Armoor will get water from Gadkol pump house. 3.5tmc Reservoir at Gadkol MEIL is constructing a reservoir with a capacity of 3.5 TMC of water near Gadkol in Nizamabad district. MEIL will also take up the pumping work, and also constructing two pumping stations, one at Metpally with ten pumps having a capacity of 2.5 megawatts each. The water will be drawn from the pump house, to be set up on the Nizamsagar canal 14.4kms away. The second pumping station at Gadkol with 8 pumps with a capacity of 2MW. The pumping stations designs are at the approval stage. Higher yields with OMS: Experts Irrigation experts expressing the view that, water wastage can be effectively controlled entirely through the piped irrigation is the only solution. With piped irrigation schemes water can be supplied to every last ayacut and also can enhance the farm productivity, they added. The Government officials are figuring out that, after a successful implementation of this innovative project, it can be brought in to new areas. Read more

Megha enters into new filed

Megha Engineering Infrastructure (MEIL), a front-runner in Hydrocarbons Sector both at the national and international level, is now exploring its options in Oil and Gas Exploration. The company has bagged two mega off-shore oil filed. “Megha has acquired these projects, one at Kambel in Gujarat and another at Lakshmi Zen Oil Fields in Assam. We are planning to start the production in these fields by 2020,” P. Rajesh Reddy, Associate Vice President (Hydro Carbons), MEIL, said. The Government of India has recently introduced a new policy to promote self-sufficiency in Hydro Carbon sector, facilitating private companies to acquire oil fields for exploration. MEIL gas grabbed this opportunity and acquired two oil fields for development, maintenance and commercial operations. Kambel Oil Field is in Kambe Basin located at West Coast of Gujarat and Lakshmi Zen Oil Field is in North Eastern Arcan Basin in Assam. the Government is promoting domestic production and intends to reduce hydrocarbon imports by at least 10% by the end of 2022. Keeping this goal in view, MEIL has initiated and intensified its efforts for oil exploration. The plan is to complete drilling of wells by end of 2018 and start the commercial operations by 2020. The company will be investing about $100 Million, to be raised from internal accruals, in the coming two years, for this purpose. “Our initial plan is to complete drilling of three wells in a phased manner in Kambel Oil Field. We have also got required permissions from the Assam Government for exploration works in Lakshmi Zen Oil Field,’” P. Rajesh Reddy said. Apart from drilling wells for Crude Oil exploration, MEIL is also planning to establish required Treatment and Effluent Plants for purifying Oil and Gas in these two oil fields. It would transport and sell this purified oil and gas to public sector companies like IOC, BPCL, GAIL, GSPL, SR CGD companies and other related industries. “We have an estimation that Kambel Oil Field, located in Pathan District in Gujarat, would provide us life-time production; our target is to produce 3.70 lakh Barrels (BBLS) of Crude Oil and 1.3 lakhs Cubic Meters of Gas every day from this Oil Field,” Reddy disclosed. This oil field is 56 Kms away from North Santhal Central Bank Forum (CTF) in ONGC area. According to the estimates of Director General, Hydro Carbons (DGH), plenty of resources are available for exploration on a commercial basis in Kambel Oil Field in Kambe Basin and Lakshmi Zen Oil Field in Assam. As per the new national policy of licensing for oil and gas exploration, the government has selected some oil fields to encourage private sector companies. In this process, MEIL has acquired these two important oil fields. Subsequently, it has started operations in these fields with its own funds and own engineering capacities. MEIL has proven experience in completing several national and international level projects. It has completed several projects, across the country, in states like Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura, Karnataka, and has an overseas presence in prestigious refinery projects in countries like Kuwait, Jordan, Bangladesh and Singapore. MEIL is well known for its timely execution of mega projects with optimum quality standards, particularly related to creating infrastructure for establishing raw processing units, compressor plants; gas-based captive power plants etc. MEIL Hydro Carbons division’s Engineering Technical Team is using sophisticated modern technology for fabrications, installations, hook up operations, by giving top priority to complete and execute the projects before the scheduled deadlines, with all the international quality standards. Piped LPG to homes In order to encourage the use of LPG for domestic purposes, the central government has taken up an ambitious project for supplying gas through pipelines to all the households at their doorstep. Taking a step in this direction, MEIL has already initiated a project in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh and Tumkur district of Karnataka, for supplying gas through pipelines for both domestic and commercial purposes. Recently it has got another prestigious project to laid 3100 Kms Pipeline for supplying domestic gas to 5.5 lakhs households in 10 districts of Telangana. MEIL’s Hydro Carbons Division is closely working with Central Government for developing pipeline network to supply natural gas countrywide. The company has introduced several eco-friendly processes to improve the living standards and extend the benefits of infrastructure development, in the process of supplying direct gas for domestic and commercial purposes in different rural and urban areas. MEIL is also known for its quality works in creating infrastructure for the transport sector. Read more