The Pattisam Project, located in Andhra Pradesh, is one of the first river-linking project in the country connecting the mighty rivers of Godavari & Krishna. The project has been completed by MEIL in a record time of one year. The project is designed to lift 80 tc ft. (trillion cubic feet) of flood water in a span of 110 flood days between July and October.
The project contains 24 motors and 24 pumps with a combined capacity to discharge 8500 cusecs of water. The project requires 113 MW of power to run all the 24 pumps. The water is meant to stabilize 12 lakh acres of existing ayacut besides meeting the second crop requirements of Krishna Delta.
In a situation where not a single irrigation project was completed on time, Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited achieved the rare distinction of completing the Pattiseema Project within the stipulated time and budget. From a technological perspective, Pattiseema project has entered history books as the largest project executed in Asia, and in the irrigation sector it is the first such project completed in India.
This prestigious project from UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited involves the construction of 7 substations & transmission lines for a total length of 1116 circuit km. The salient features of the project include 765 KV & 400 kV substations along with 765 KV single circuit & 400 KV double circuit lines. The project is being executed on BOOT (Build-Own-Operate-Transfer) basis with a maintenance period of 35 years.
The 7 substations of 765 kV (2 nos.) and 400 kV (5 nos.) are of two types: Air Insulated Substations (AIS) and Gas Insulated Substations (GIS). GIS involves the use of an inert gas – sulphur haxaflouride for insulation, because it has a much higher dielectric strength than air or dry nitrogen. GIS is the latest technology attempted in India by MEIL. The project demands the use of advanced technologies like Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) system & Optic Fiber Ground Wire (OPGW) system which are approved by SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). A total of 200 nos. of technical manpower and close to 1800 nos. of labor workforce have been deployed for the execution of the project.
Lot 1: The Lot 1 elements of WUPPTCL consisting of 190KM of 765KV S/C Quad bersimis & 16KM of 400KM D/C Quad moose lines & two Sub Stations namely 765/400/220KV AIS Gr.Noida & 400/220KV AIS Sikandrabad SS were commissioned & charged successfully from PGCIL 765 KV Agra Meerut line on 17th Mar 2016 without fault alarm.
In India such big Sub Stations of 765KV voltages were designed, constructed & commissioned only by Government entity i.e PGCIL or by other Companies on EPC basis. This is the first time in India that such big Sub Stations of 765KV voltages have been Designed, Constructed & Commissioned a by Private developer (MEIL) on BOOT basis.
The aim of the project in its entirety is to utilise 160 Tmcft of Pranahita water and serve 16.4 lakh acres in the water scarcity areas of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad, Medak, Nalgonda and Ranga Reddy districts in the state of Telangana. MEIL's scope of work includes the execution of more than 10 packages of the project.
The project, which plays a major role in the country's drive towards the usage of eco-friendly renewable energy, was envisaged under the JNNSM scheme. It is the largest solar thermal plant in South India, and the second of its kind in India.
The project runs of parabolic trough technology and is geared to decrease carbon emissions to the tune of almost 80000 tonnes every year. MEIL Green Power Limited (MGPL), which is a subsidiary company of MEIL, has successfully executed the project on BOOT basis.
The project is a CPWS scheme to Kamareddy town and other habitations in Nizamabad district. The scope includes HDPE/AC/DI pipe laying and other major civil works. The project client is Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Department, Nizamabad. Close to 80000 people will be benefitted through this project.
This project is being hailed as the first step in the visionary river linking plan envisaged by the former Prime Minister of India, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The project involves the execution of a lift scheme from Sisliya Tank in Khargone district to Jijalawantinalla in Indore district on turnkey basis.
Even though this project had a very tight time schedule combined with the heaviest rainfall of 50 years, MEIL completed the project through diligent planning and aggressive execution strategies.
The 10 MW Canal Top Project is located on Vadodara Branch Canal from Km. 26 to Km. 37. The execution of the project required specific design and construction methodology due to the restricted construction space that runs for a long span of the length of the canal. The plant is built using Solar Photovoltaic Crystalline Technology with around 33800 solar panels.
This project is one of the first of its kind in the world that aims to produce green energy through its strategic canal-top location. Such a location would save costs relating to land acquisition. The plant will also save millions of liters of water from getting evaporated. Because of its multiple advantages, the project is looked upon as a model plant by other state governments.
Global Consultancy Company KPMG has listed the Narmada Canal-top Solar Project in its Economic Power Projects Report which listed out the world's top 100 innovative infrastructure projects. The project is one of the six projects selected by KPMG from India.
The Handri Niva Sujala Sravanthi Project is one of the biggest lift irrigation schemes in Asia. The project is an engineering wonder comprising India's longest canal that will flow from the project to a distance of 565 km. It envisages withdrawal of 40 TMC of flood water of Krishna River from the foreshore of Srisailam reservoir in 120 flood days during the period of August to November. The aim is to provide irrigation facilities to an extent of 6.02 lakh acres in Kurnool, Anantapur, Cuddapah, and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. The project also provides drinking water facilities to a population of 33 lakhs in 81 mandals and 437 villages en route the canal.
Stages 1 & 2 of Phase 1 of this prestigious projects have been successfully completed & commissioned by MEIL. It is the biggest EPC package completed in Andhra Pradesh.
The project, as a whole, was conceived to supply 172 million gallons of water per day to meet the drinking water needs in Hyderabad and surrounding municipalities. More than 30 lakh people will benefit from the successful completion of this project. MEIL's scope involves executing 3 packages in phase-1 of the project. The major work involves the construction of a master balancing reservoir.
The project involves the four-laning of Hyderabad-Karimnagar-Ramagundem road for a total length of 206 km. The scope of the project involves the construction of major bridges, flyovers, viaducts, minor bridges and pedestrian underpass. This project marks MEIL's successful entry into transportation division. The project was taken up on BOT basis. The toll operations of the project have begun in 2014.
The Assam Renewal Project (ARP) is a prestigious and high-value project which is being executed for the client ONGC. This is a revamping project of one of India's largest onshore oil & gas field facilities for ONGC-Assam Lakwa fields on EPC basis. The main objectives of the project is to strengthen the operational grid of the facility for the next 3 decades, and to develop & setup automated production facilities that minimize the need for human intervention. Once operational, the facility will help reduce the carbon footprint of ONGC-Assam Asset by a significant percentage.
GGS VIII, which was a key component of the ARP Lakwa Asset, was successfully completed in 2013-14. It was dedicated to the nation by the union government.
The Guntur scheme has been undertaken to cater to the water needs of a population of close to 13.04 lakhs by the year 2041. The Kakinada scheme will cater to a population of about 5.07 lakhs by the year 2041 and the Armoor scheme is designed to cater to a population of 1.45 lakhs by the year 2041.
MEIL commissioned this project within a month's notice period from the client. The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan inaugurated and dedicated the Khargone Lift Irrigation Project of the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) on January 13, 2015. After completion of the three phased project, irrigation facility to 33,140 hectares land will be augmented, benefiting 18,536 farmers' families in 152 villages. Subsequently, Khargone will emerge as the 'number one' district in cash crop production. The entire Project will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2015-16.
The scheme is for the Execution of Agra Water Supply Project - Packages 5B & 5C. MEIL has participated in a joint venture with M/s. SPML. The overall project consists of three packages out of which MEIL will be executing packages 2 & 3 in joint venture with SPML. The project is a JICA funded project.
The project scope involves the supply and construction of 2100 mm diameter pipeline (twin-line) for a length of 48 km. and a 2800 mm diameter (single line) for a length of 30 km. The water is drawn from Ganga Canal through gravity which will be transmitted to a Water Treatment Plant near Agra. The filtered water from the WTP will be supplied to Agra town. The site offices have been set-up in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
The overall project (including all phases) is the second biggest of its kind in Asia specially designed to lift water from the River Godavari to irrigate more than 600,000 acres in the drought prone areas of Telangana state. The total work was divided into three phases for executional convenience.
The completed works in this specific package of the project include the construction of super structure of pump house, erection of pumps & motors, construction of control room, fabrication & erection of manifold, outfall structure, laying of 3 rows of pipeline of 3000 mm diameter that run across a length 116.25 km, the entire surge protection system including 18 nos. of vessels and 6 nos. of one way surge tanks (OWST). All the 18 surge vessels (of length-18.38 Mt. and capacity-124 Cub. Mt.) were manufactured in MEIL's Pressure Vessel Division.
The total scope of the project translates to a carrying capacity of 1200 cusecs of excess over flowing flood water of Narmada at an estimated cost of Rs. 1533 crore. 30 reservoirs of Rajkot and Jamnagar Districts will be filled and more than 2 lakh acres of agriculture will be benefited. MEIL is assigned works relating to the execution of two packages of Link-1 of the project.
MEIL has handed over GWIL NC 28 & NC 33 to the client. This is part of the ambitious Bulk Water Transmission System Project being implemented by the Gujarat Government. The project aims at supplying water to all the rural and urban areas of the seven districts of Saurashtra, Kachchh region and parts of Ahmedabad, Sabarakantha, Mehsana districts of North Gujarat and Panchmahal.
MEIL has taken up the Yettinahole Project in Karnataka which involves the diversion of 24.01 TMC of flood water to be used for drinking water supply to the districts of Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur and Bangalore Rural. More than 10 lakh people will benefit from this project in the future.
The complete scheme is contemplated as a multi-purpose project which will be the first of its kind in the state to facilitate intra-basin transfer of water. Designed for lifting 1,800 cusecs from River Godavari in three stages, it will benefit 2,00,000 acres in Khammam, West Godavari and Krishna districts in Andhra Pradesh besides generating 76 MW of hydel power.
MEIL is entrusted with the execution of 3 packages (out of 7) that will cater to 20000 acres in Khammam district of Telangana.