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New Overhead Transmission Conductor Research and Testing Facility in India

January 11, 2017

Kinectrics is pleased to announce a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate technical laboratory research on new types of overhead power line conductors   for the electricity industry in India. The MOU is scheduled to be signed on January 11, 2017 at Vibrant Gujarat 2017 – “Connecting India to the World”, a global business summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Designated officials from the Canadian High Commission (CHC) in India will participate in the signing on behalf of Kinectrics.

Kinectrics plans to work directly with Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), and SSBI, a local Gujarat company, to set up a conductor testing laboratory at GFSU. The new laboratory will not only facilitate mechanical conductor and acceptance testing, but will provide facilities on campus for the faculty to support the technical training of students in transmission failure forensics, as well as research. The laboratory will also focus on recently developed high-temperature conductors that can transfer significantly more electric power to highly-populated areas or industrial hubs.

Kinectrics is recognized worldwide for advanced expertise in the testing and assessment of conductors for use by transmission line operators. In India and many other parts of the world, comprehensive acceptance testing by Kinectrics is an essential step on the path to achieve international regulatory approval for conductor installations.

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) is a state university and unique accessible facility located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is the first university in the world dedicated solely to forensic and investigative science.

SSBI is a broad-based Gujarat Company that has worked with Kinectrics on international projects for an extended period of time. SSBI specializes in education, security, radiation monitoring and software.