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Entura welcomes one of India’s most eminent geologists

February 9, 2016

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has appointed Dr Tapanjyoti Mukhopadhyay to the dual role of Principal Geologist and team manager, based in its New Delhi office, in India.

Dr Mukhopadhyay is one of India’s most eminent geologists, with more than 22 years of experience in hydropower projects ranging from 20 MW to 3000 MW located in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Nigeria and Burundi.

“Dr Mukhopadhyay 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 and Managing Director for India. “His depth of geological and geotechnical expertise in hydropower projects and extensive experience working at global engineering consulting firms will add great value to Entura’s clients in the South and South-east Asian regions.”

Dr Mukhopadhyay specialises in all aspects of geological and geotechnical works spanning geotechnical investigation, soil/rock mass characterisation and classification, analysis and interpretation for engineering design of tunnelling, underground caverns, slope excavation and protection, geotechnical instrumentation and foundation engineering.

“It’s a very exciting time for Entura and I’m pleased to join the firm to support its development in the South and South-east Asian regions,” said Dr Mukhopadhyay. “The potential for hydropower development in these regions is huge and Entura is well positioned to increasingly add more value to local clients.”

Before joining Entura, Dr Mukhopadhyay spent ten years at SNC-Lavalin as the Lead Geologist, responsible for the firm’s geological and geotechnical works in the region. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Consulting Engineering Services India (now JACOBS) as an engineering geologist working on a range of water infrastructure projects including dam safety, pumped storage and conventional hydropower.

Dr Mukhopadhyay holds a bachelor in geology from Burdwan University and Masters in Applied Geology and Doctorate of Philosophy from the renowned India Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Indian Society of Engineering Geology.

As part of Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy producer and water manager, Entura is backed by more than 100 years of creating energy and maintaining power and water assets.

The firm works with clients to deliver practical and commercially sound solutions across the whole lifecycle of power and water assets, helping them to manage risks and achieve valuable outcomes.