“Foundation stone laying ceremony” of Worlds First High Power Conductor Testing Laboratory at GFSU | 19 Feb 2018

On the occasion of

“Foundation stone laying ceremony”

of Worlds first High Power Conductor Testing Laboratory at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar

on

19 Feb 2018

 

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University organized Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the “World’s First High Power Conductor Testing Laboratory” at GFSU on 19th February, 2018 at 10:45am onwards. The establishment of the said laboratory is under the umbrella of MoU which was carried out during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit – 2017 between the Kinectrics International, Canada and GFSU, Gandhinagar. Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt of Gujarat, Ms. Kirsty Duncan, Hon’ble Minister of Science, Gov. of Canada, Shri. M S Dagur (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary, Gov. of Gujarat, Dr. J M Vyas, Director General, GFSU, Dr. Paul Speekens, Head (R&D), Kinectrics International, Canada, Officials of Directorate of Forensic Science, Faculty members and students were present during this event.

 

Ms. Kirsty Duncan, Hon’ble Minister of Science, Gov. of Canada, laid the Foundation stone of Worlds first High power conductor testing laboratory at GFSU along with Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt of Gujarat, Ms. Kirsty Duncan, Hon’ble Minister of Science, Gov. of Canada, Shri. M S Dagur (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary, Gov. of Gujarat, Dr. J M Vyas, Director General, GFSU and Dr. Paul Speekens, Head (R&D), Kinectrics International, Canada.

 

Dr. J M Vyas, Director General, GFSU welcomed all the dignitaries including Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt of Gujarat, Ms. Kirsty Duncan, Hon’ble Minister of Science, Gov. of Canada, Shri. M S Dagur (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary and Dr with the bouquet of flower and memento. He said that this is the world’s first high power conductor testing laboratory, which is established to test and also perform forensics of high power conductor in case of failure. The low power conductor testing laboratory is available at Canada but no such laboratory is available for the testing of high power conductor. The Kinectrics, a Canadian Energy Technology company based in Toronto has teamed up with Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) to setup state-of-the art, transmission conductor testing laboratory with investment of 1.75M (USD.

Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt of Gujarat said that the companies within the India and outside the India will use this laboratory for testing and research of high power conductor laboratory, which will minimize the power transmission loss and can save huge amount of money. This will also strengthen the trade relationship between the India and Canada.

Ms. Kirsty Duncan, Hon’ble Minister of Science, Gov. of Canada said that the high power conductor is latest technology which will be used to carry power for longer distance and testing of such high power conductor can now be carried out in the high power conductor laboratory at GFSU.