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SJVN partners with IIT-Patna to improve tunneling project performance

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 04-04-2024
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SJVN Limited has entered into an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology - Patna (IIT Patna) to use advanced geological models in its tunnelling projects.

Agreement signed between SJVN-IIT Patna:

  • The MoU was signed in the presence of AK Singh, Director (Finance), SJVN, and TN Singh, Director, IIT-Patna, in New Delhi on April 2, 2024. Many prominent persons from both sides were present on the occasion.

Benefits of the partnership between SJVN Limited and IIT Patna:

  • One of the key outcomes of this partnership will be the development of predictive analytics algorithms. These algorithms will take advantage of integrated geotechnical data to predict potential risks. It will provide early warning system specifically designed for tunnelling projects.
  • Such proactive measures are expected to significantly reduce time and cost during project implementation.
  • This partnership between the two organizations will significantly reduce the time and cost of completing a project.

Priority of MoU signed between SJVN-IIT Patna:

  • One of the priorities of the MoU signed between SJVN Limited and IIT Patna is to develop state-of-the-art methodology. It integrates diverse geotechnical data sources.
  • These will include geological surveys, borehole data, geophysical measurements and monitoring data related to SJVN's projects.

Objective of the MoU between SJVN-IIT Patna:

  • The objective of this collaboration is to evaluate the complex relationship between overburden and deformation. This will enhance the evaluation and design of critical support systems for tunnelling projects.
  • The aim is to identify and analyze potential risks and hazards using integrated geotechnical data and 3D geological models.
  • SJVN and IIT Patna are committed to promoting sustainable development and technological excellence through this strategic partnership.

About SJVN Limited:

  • SJVN Limited is a Schedule-'A' Mini Ratna Category-I under the control of the Ministry of Power. It is a public sector undertaking.
  • SJVN was earlier known as ‘Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam’. It is an Indian public sector undertaking involved in hydropower generation and transmission.
  • It was established on May 24, 1988 as a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Geeta Kapur, Chairperson and Managing Director, SJVN
  • SJVN is now a listed company. This includes the equity contribution of Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh and public of 55.00%, 26.85% and 18.15% respectively under its shareholder pattern.
  • The current paid-up capital and authorized share capital of SJVN is Rs 3929.80 crore and Rs 7000 crore respectively.
  • The total capital of SJVN as on 31/03/2023 is Rs 13821.97 crore.
  • The company has commissioned a total of thirteen projects with a total installed capacity of 2377 MW and 123 km of transmission line.
  • Himachal Pradesh has India's largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station.
  • Nathpa Jhakri is the largest hydroelectric project on the Sutlej River in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
  • The Sutlej River originates from the Tibetan Plateau at an altitude of about 4,570 m.
  • It joins the Chenab River before its confluence with the Indus River to form the Panjnad River.
  • SJVN is currently executing power projects in India as well as in neighboring countries like Nepal.


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