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Entura boosts hydropower capability in India

October 4, 2018

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has appointed Mr Lal Chand Goyal as Specialist Consultant Hydropower, based in its New Delhi office, in India.

Mr Goyal has more than 20 years of experience in hydropower projects ranging from 5 MW to 1750 MW in India, Bhutan and Africa.

“Lal Chand is very well regarded in the hydropower industry for his technical capabilities and we are delighted to welcome him to Entura,” said Ajay Sharma, Entura’s International Business Development Director.

Mr Goyal’s experience encompasses preparation of prefeasibility and full feasibility studies, tender-stage engineering, specifications, detailed engineering-stage design, and refurbishment and review engineering, as well as project management of hydropower projects from concept to commissioning.

“I am very pleased and excited to join one of the world’s leading power and water consulting firms,” said Mr Goyal. “I’m looking forward to applying my skills and experience to support the ongoing development of a safe, sustainable and successful hydropower sector across India and our neighboring countries.”

Before joining Entura, Mr Goyal was Lead Civil Engineer at Energy Infratech. He has also worked on a range of hydropower projects for the Indian National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. 

He holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from MBM Engineering College Jodhpur and a Masters of Engineering (Hydraulics) from the renowned India Institute of Technology Roorkee. He is also a member of the Indian Society of Engineering Geology and the Indian Institution of Engineers.

Entura is one of the leading consultants in dispatchable renewables in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region, with significant experience in utility-scale hydropower, solar and wind farms, energy storage and grid connection. The firm has been working with clients around the globe on many international hydropower projects over the past decades. Recent projects in the South Asia region include Chanju-I, Pareng and Keyi hydropower projects in India, and Dordi Khola, Khani Khola, Likhu Khola A, and Likhu 1&2 projects in Nepal.