BHSL is in business

Company: Bhutan Hydropower Services ltd (BHSL) in Jigmecholing, Sarpang started commercial operations yesterday.

Fully managed by Bhutanese employees, except for two expatriate workers, the company is a joint venture between Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) and GE, France.

BHSL’s chief executive officer, Tenzin, said that the service centre would repair and carry out reclamation works of hydro runners, allied underwater components, and mechanical service jobs.

“We’ve trained our engineers and technicians in highly specialised skills at GE’s facilities based in India,” Tenzin said.

The CEO also said that the machineries and equipment are also supplied from renowned manufacturers in Italy, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, USA and India.

DGPC’s managing director, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, said BHSL would be able to cater to the hydropower projects on time, besides providing job opportunities for Bhutanese youth.

“We built the service centre, not just to cater to our requirements, but focus on generating income by rendering its services beyond the country,” Dasho Chhewang Rinzin said.

Dasho Chhewang Rinzin further said that earlier they had to take the machineries outside the country for repair and reclamation, which was more expensive and time consuming.

The repair of a runner costs about Nu 15M.

Besides revenue generation and prevention of outflow of foreign currencies, Tenzin said BHSL would be able to employ about 160 Bhutanese during its peak operation.

Tenzin said with the vision to lead in hydropower services in the region by 2022, BHSL is prepared to provide highly specialised services to the hydropower sector and other industries in Bhutan.

“The centre would also carry out advanced welding and fabrication works, besides computer numerical controlled machining and hard coating facilities,” he said.

Incorporated in October 2012, about Nu 1,137M went into the establishment of BHSL.  At present, there are 78 employees.

BHSL will be inaugurated in November, coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

By Yeshey Dema, Gelephu

Courtesy: KUENSEL

BHSL to start commercial operation

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BHSL participates in 1st Druk Green Technical Conference

Druk Greens Technical Conference

The 1st Druk Green Technical Conference was convened from 14th - 16th December, 2013 at CHP, Chhukha. The Theme of the Conference was "25 Years of Learning", mainly commemorating 25 Years of service excellence of the Bhutan's first mega hydropower plant, the 336 MW Chhukha Hydropower Plant - in the Service of the TSA-WA-SUM.

The Technical Conference was a huge success, as it saw 48 papers, authored and co-authored by members within Druk Green and from its Subsidary Companies like Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation and Bhutan Hydropower Services Limited.

The CEO, BHSL authored and presented the concept paper titled "An Integrated Hydropower Service Center in Bhutan - Challenges and Opportunities", and co-authored two technical papers titled "Analysis of Changing Vibration and Temperature in a Vertical Hydro Generator" with Sherub Tharchen, Analyst, CoEVaTA, CHP; and "Unbalanced Magnetic Pull in a Vertical Hydro Generator" with Rabi Pradhan, Analyst, CoEVaTA, CHP. The two technical papers were also recipients of cash prizes amongst the 30 papers recognized for such prizes. 

BHSL Launches its Website and Logo

Observing a simple ceremony at the BHSL's corporate office in Gelephu, the Company's Website and Logo was launched on the 30th of October, 2013. The launch ceremony was preceded by Lam Thinley Wangdi, the management, and members of BHSL.

The design and setup of the website was carried out by ICT Division, Druk Green, as a special support to BHSL.

On the occassion, the Chief Executive Officer, Tenzin thanked all the team members for their teamwork, cooperation, and hard work that has enabled to achieve yet another important milestone. He also emphasized on the responsibilities of the members as founders of the JV Company, and urged all members to leave behind a good legacy. He also mentioned that the website and logo would represent BHSL globally its core values, mission and vision and the business. On behalf of the Shareholders, Board of Directors and on his own behalf, he thanked all those who have contributed towards the successful launch of the website and the logo.   

BHSL implements ERP-SAP

Other-Projects (SAP Go-Live)

Bhutan Hydropower Services Limited implemented the SAP-ERP (System Application Product-Enterprise Resource Planning) system at their corporate office in Gelephu on August 1, 2013.

The SAP project contract was signed on April 3, 2013, with WIPRO, India, at a total cost estimate of Nu. 8.72 million. Five consultants from WIPRO and six from Druk Green were deployed for the four-month project. Irrespective of a compact schedule, the system was implemented on time.

The four modules implemented are Finance and Controlling (FICO), Material Management (MM), Project System (PS) and Human Capital Management (HCM). BHSL management also plans to implement other modules like Sales and Distributions (SD), Production and Planning (PP), and Business Intelligence (BI) in future.

BHSL management and staff has also introduced “E-initiatives” for care and support for the environment. They said SAP system will also support the initiative, particularly in reducing all forms of office waste that would otherwise harm our environment. They emphasised that the viability of the SAP system is at stake unless everyone is prepared for continuous improvement and transformation.

BHSL Chief Executive Officer, Tenzin, thanked the consultants, who worked for the project, for making the implementation possible and doing a wonderful job, including Druk Green management for their support in undertaking this project. The management and staff look forward to constructing a world class centre of excellence in hydropower services at Jigmeling, and hope that the SAP system would support their big dream.

Dasho Thrompon of Gelephu Thromde was also present at the event, along with few sector heads. Consultants from Druk Green, WIPRO and Alstom, and BHSL employees were also present during the ERP-SAP system go-live.

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