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Water and Power Consultancy Services Ltd (WAPCOS) Introduction

WAPCOS Limited is a "MINI RATNA" Public Sector Enterprise under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Water Resources. Incorporated on June 26th, 1969 under the Companies Act. 1956, WAPCOS has been providing consultancy services in all facets of water resources, power and infrastructure sectors in India and abroad.

Fields of Specialisation

Main fields of specialization of the company cover Irrigation and Drainage, Flood Control and Land Reclamation, River Management, Dams, Reservoir Engineering and Barrages, Integrated Agriculture Development, Watershed Management, Hydropower and Thermal Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Rural Electrification, Ground Water Exploration, Minor Irrigation, Water Supply and Sanitation (Rural and Urban), Environmental Engineering including Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit, Ports and Harbours and Inland Waterways, Rain Water Harvesting; Survey & Investigations, Human Resource Management, System Studies and Information Technology. WAPCOS has also been venturing into newer fields such as Software Development, City Development Plans, Financial Management System, Technical Education, Quality Control and Construction Supervision, Roads & Bridges. The Company has recently amended its Articles of Association to provide concept to commissioning services for developmental projects in India and abroad.

Range of Consultancy Services

WAPCOS' spectrum of services covers a wide range of activities e.g. pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, simulation studies, diagnostic studies, socio-economic studies, master plans and regional development plans, field investigations, detailed engineering including designs, detailed specifications, tendering process, contract and construction management, commissioning and testing, operation & maintenance, quality assurance & management, software development and human resource development.

Financial Status

WAPCOS has on date an authorized capital of Rs.200 lakh (Paid up Capital i.e. initial investment of Government Rs.30 lakh and issue of Bonus Shares Rs.170 lakh).

Performance During the Year 2008-09

In the year 2008-09, the company has achieved a turnover of Rs.20507 lakh and secured new business worth Rs.25246 lakh. In the year 2008-09, WAPCOS attained a unique score of 1.0, which is the highest achievable score as per evaluation criteria of the MoU system of Department of Public Enterprises, Govt. of India. WAPCOS has paid a dividend of 175% of its paid-up capital for the year 2008-09, which is the highest ever since inception of the Company.

Registration with International Organisations and Operations Abroad

WAPCOS have successfully completed/on-going consultancy assignments abroad in 40 countries and is registered with various international funding agencies for participating in the funded projects like World Bank/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations Development Program, World Health Organization, West African Development Bank, Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme, Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund, Japan Bank for International Cooperation(JBIC) etc. Apart from India, WAPCOS is currently engaged in providing consultancy services in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Laos, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

National Projects Construction Corporation Limited

National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC), a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, was incorporated in 1957 with the objective to carry out infrastructure works and other related activities for development of the nation.

NPCC has executed varied nature of projects like Housing, Institutional Buildings, Commercial Complexes, Industrial Projects, Roads & Highways, Bridges and Flyovers, Silos, Irrigation & River Valley Projects, Dams & Barrages, Hydel and Thermal Power Projects etc. in India & abroad.

NPCC is an ISO 9001-2000 certified public sector company and some of the important projects executed/under execution by NPCC are listed below:-

  • Construction of Parli & Paras Thermal Power Projects in Maharastra.
  • Engineering College at Ramgarh/Polytechnic College at Pakur Bahragora, Bhaga and Gola in Jharkhand.
  • Lab. & Administrative Building for Desert Medical Research Centre (DMRC) at Jodhpur /Auditorium for Patel Chest institute at Delhi.
  • Gagan River Protection Works at Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Construction of Flyover at Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Grain Silos Projects in Iraq.
  • Chukha Hydel Projects, Bhutan.
  • Nahar-Saad Canal Project, Iraq.
  • Construction of Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant in Andhra Pradesh/ Modernization of Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha.
  • Assam Rifles Buildings works in all States of North-East.
  • Construction of Maneribhali Hydro-Electric Project, Uttrakhand.
  • Jobat Dam in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Gerua Bridge in Bihar.
  • Construction of PMGSY Roads in Bihar , Jharkhand & Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indo-Bangladesh Border fencing & Road works in Tripura, Mizoram, Assam & Meghalaya.
  • Construction of Indo Tibbatan Border Road in Laddakh in J&K.

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