LAHORE: (APP) Netherland`s renowned KEMA International Laboratory on Saturday evinced keen interest in assisting the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) in up-gradation and capacity building of its High Voltage and Short Circuit (HV&SC) Laboratory.
The company spokesman said here that Executive Vice President of KEMA Lab Jacob Pieter Fonteijne, who hailed from Holland on the invitation of NTDCL , visited HV&SC Laboratory Rawat, and had briefings with NTDCL Managing Director Dr Fiaz Chaudhry along with general managers of various formations of the NTDCL .
Jacob said that KEMA was accredited Laboratory for testing and certification of equipment for transmission and distribution of electricity and intended to provide technical assistance, up-gradation of HV & SC Laboratory and capacity building/ training of manpower, which would be helpful in making NTDCL transmission system more reliable.
During the briefing, Dr Fiaz Chaudhry said that NTDC was availing all opportunities for strengthening its transmission network with an aim to meet the increasing demand of electricity. He said that there was 26,000-MW indentified hydropower potential in northern areas of Pakistan and NTDC was expanding its system with 765 AC and 660 kV in the south DC transmission lines and converter stations accordingly. The technical prowess and cooperation extended by KEMA Lab would be an advantage for said projects, he added.
He said that HV&SC Lab NTDC was the only ISO 9001:2008 certified lab of Pakistan where testing and certification of electrical power equipment including high power transformers, oil testing and meter testing units were being carried out.
KEMA Lab Director (Business Development) Kashif Rehman and large number of NTDC officers were also present.