A touch of Bengal at Fifa world cup venue In Qatar- The New Indian Express

A touch of Bengal at Fifa world cup venue In Qatar- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

KOLKATA: As FIFA World Cup fever grips soccer followers throughout the globe, this time West Bengal has an necessary function to play within the 29-day extravaganza. An electrical part manufacturing firm, BMC Electroplast Pvt Ltd, an MSME unit in Thakurpukur in Kolkata’s southern outskirts, has provided round 3,000 transformers to Qatar. The units will assist safe energy distribution within the stadium and associated infrastructure. An official of the corporate stated that almost 50 % of the entire voltage and present transformers required for the soccer occasion have been provided by the corporate.

Transformers are crucial parts within the energy distribution system and necessary parts within the safety chain. The MSME unit manufactures a variety of electrical merchandise. “These are usually not typical transformers for energy distribution that we see alongside the roads. This gadget is positioned within the switchboards, underground electrical rooms beneath the stadium, and it controls inner energy distribution, consumption and safety. This kind of gadget is essential. Our firm needed to make investments greater than Rs 70 crore for supplying the gadget for Qatar,” stated Subodh Kumar Banerjee, founder member and senior director of the corporate.

The Kolkata-based firm began visiting Qatar since 2014 when the Gulf nation was given the duty of internet hosting World Cup 2022. “When I visited Qatar in 2014, there was no infrastructure. It was a desert. We supplied the transformers via Tamco Switchgear (Malaysia), a erstwhile L&T company. In addition, our company was among the list of approved suppliers of Malaysia’s Electricity Supply Authority. Our company is a supplier of Tamco and we have worked with them before,” stated Banerjee.

The transformers in-built Thakurpukur have been permitted by Qatar Electricity & Water Corporation (QEWC) in cost of implementing an built-in infrastructure for the soccer match. Banerjee stated getting the transformers permitted by the involved company in Qatar was not a straightforward process.

“Designing the sample and getting it approved by the Corporation in Qatar was a tedious process. It was because of strict norms of the QEWC. But finally our product was approved. I had to visit the country on three occasions,” stated he added.The founding member of the corporate was alleged to attend the opening occasion, however he could not attributable to an accident final 12 months that fractured his knee.

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