CSIR-SERC enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with Damodar Valley Corporation

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CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Kolkata, for the Condition assessment of concrete and steel structures at DVC establishment. 

The agreement was signed by Dr. N. Anandavalli, Director, CSIR-SERC and Mr. Anjani Kumar Dubey, Executive Director (Civil), DVC. Dr.B.H.Bharath Kumar, Advisor (M), CSIR-SERC, Dr.K. Sathish Kumar, Head, BKMD, CSIR-SERC, Heads of Laboratories and Chief Scientists of CSIR-SERC, Mr. Dipankar Chaudhuri, Senior General Manager (Civil), Mr. Manik Pandey, DGM (Civil), and Mr. Satyakam, Senior Manager (Finance) from DVC were also present. 

The MoU is for the condition assessment of concrete and steel structures at DVC establishments at different locations and to provide recommendations for suitable repair and remedial measures for restoration and rehabilitation of such structures to ensure the structural integrity and restoration of life and health of such affected concrete/steel structures. The MoU is for a period of two years.

Dr. Anandavalli, in her address, said that CSIR-SERC and DVC had successful collaborations in the past with respect to vibration studies and said that she is looking forward to continued collaborations. Mr. Manik Pandey of DVC, in his presentation, said that this MoU is for structural health assessment and structural modification for structures at DVC, such as power plants, hydel plants, substations, and different types of establishments where RCC & steel structures are present; to ensure immediate and routine action towards the safety of structures; and for faster decision-making at the central level.

Ms. R. Sreekala, Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-SERC, highlighted the solutions given earlier to DVC based on the vibration studies done.  


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