Kemppi India to act as a Knowledge Partner for Welding for SDI-Visakhapatnam

Kemppi India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. to act as a Knowledge Partner for Welding for Skill Development Institute (SDI) to be set up in Visakhapatnam, India.

Eight Oil Sector Public Sector Units (HPCL, IOCL, BPCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie) are setting up the SDI to impart skills and enhance the employability levels of the youth of Andhra Pradesh and others, with an initial corpus of Rs.10-12 Crores under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The society is formed with non-profit motive and registered under AP Registration Act 2001 (No.282 of 2016 dt 17.5.2016).

SDI-Visakhapatnam approached State Government for the allotment of 100-150 acres of land for setting up mega skill development centres as per the advice of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. In fact, Oil Industry is setting up five more of such skill centres across the country in a phased manner. In the meanwhile, the District Collector, Visakhapatnam and Commissioner, Greater Visakh Municipal Corporation have allotted temporary premises at Arilova (about 74 500 sq.ft built up area) for setting up the institute.

Kemppi will act as a Knowledge Partner and extend expert services, on request of SDI-Visakhapatnam, viz., training the trainers on existing and new machines and learnings, providing guest lectures for the students in the areas of welding technology, sharing of new technology, content and updates in the areas of welding technology, and sharing of digital content and AV materials for the benefit of the students of SDI-Visakhapatnam.
The MOU was signed on 2 August 2016 at Kemppi India, Chennai. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited was represented by Mr. K. Nagesh, Chief Manager - HR, Dhiraj Sorte and Sashibhusan Rao. Kemppi India was represented by Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, Managing Director along with Mrugesh Sutaria, National Sales Manager, and Feroz Jinnah, Partner.

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