WAPCOS Limited

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WAPCOS Limited
Public Sector Undertaking
Industry
Founded26 June 1969; 49 years ago (1969-06-26)
HeadquartersKailash, 26, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi
,
India
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
R.K. Gupta (Chairman & managing director)
ServicesConsultancy
Revenue9.28 billion (US$130 million) (2015)
1.11 billion (US$15 million) (2015)
729 million (US$10 million) (2015)
Total assets10.02 billion (US$140 million) (2015)
Total equity10.02 billion (US$140 million) (2015)
OwnerGovernment of India
ParentMinistry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Websitewapcos.gov.in

WAPCOS Limited earlier known as Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited[1][2] is a consultancy organisation and public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of the Government of India. The company provides consultancy services in the fields of water resources, power and infrastructure. Launched in 1969, it is now an ISO 9001:2008 certified, Mini Ratna company with several projects across India, Asia and Africa.[3][4]

History[edit]

WAPCOS was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 26 June 1969. Since its founding, the company has undertaken consultancy assignments in 50 countries globally.[4] WAPCOS is currently a Schedule B company in India with a turnover of 5.50 billion in 2012–13.[5]

Services[edit]

WAPCOS provides a range of services in the areas of infrastructure development, water resources and power generation. As a consultancy, some of its activities include pre-feasibility studies and feasibility studies, master plans and regional development plans, detailed engineering reports, commissioning and testing, operations and maintenance and capacity building and human resource development in its areas of competence. WAPCOS also provides commissioning services for developmental projects in India and abroad.[6]

Global Presence[edit]

WAPCOS has developed a large global presence over the years, especially in South Asia and across Africa. It has undertaken works in 50 countries around the world in areas of power, water resources and infrastructural development. Currently it has ongoing projects in the countries of Afghanistan,[7] Bangladesh, Bhutan,[8] Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia,[9] Kenya, Lao PDR, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.[6][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bsepsu.com". www.bsepsu.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Name Changes". www.cmlinks.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Wapcos to get 'mini ratna' status". The New indian Express. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b "WAPCOS – About Us". Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. ^ "We plan to become R500-cr company by March 2015". Financial Express. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b "WAPCOS derives its strength from its human resource". Hindustan Times. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Big Wapcos work in Afghanistan". The Hindu Businessline. 25 September 2003. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  8. ^ "WAPCOS to prepare DPR for Bhutan hydel project". The Hindu. 3 March 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Wapcos bags four projects in Ethiopia". The Times of India. 31 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Zimbabwe Power, Wapcos Sign $320 Million Plant Deal". Bloomberg. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.

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