Prasant Kumar Mohapatra, New Director(Technical ) NTPC
31st Jan, 2018
Shri Prasant Kumar Mohapatra has taken over the charge as Director (Technical), NTPC with effect from 31st January 2018. Prior to joining the board, he worked as Executive Director(Technical) at the NTPC -Corporate Centre.
Shri Prasant Kumar Mohapatra graduated in Mechanical Engineering from REC Rourkela in the year 1980. He joined NTPC in 1980 as an Executive Trainee and has more than 37 years of experience from concept to commissioning of power plants.
Shri Mohapatra started his career with Corporate Engineering Department and later moved to Talcher Super Thermal Plant where he served in Mechanical Erection and Turbine Maintenance. As Head of Maintenance and later on as head of O&M, he spearheaded several critical R&M activities at Talcher Thermal Power Plant. As head of O&M at Vindhyachal (3260MW), he was responsible for commissioning of new units as well as R&M of 200MW units.
Shri Mohapatra served as Business Unit Head at Kawas Gas Project, Sipat, Kahalgaon and Ramagundam. It was under his leadership that the first three 660MW super-critical units of NTPC were commissioned and declared commercial within a short span of 10 months. He had also headed Western Region –II of NTPC where he handled large portfolio of coal based and solar based plants both under construction and operation stages.
As Director (Technical), Shri Mohapatra shall be responsible for investment approval of projects, complete engineering during the development of the project, engineering support during O&M phase of the station and engineering for R&M of NTPC’s aged power stations for enhancing life and efficiency of power plant, for the entire portfolio of NTPC i.e Thermal, Hydro, Renewable. He shall also be responsible for R & D activities through NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology and Research Alliance), information technology function and Enterprise Resource Planning.
Shri Mohapatra is also Part-Time Director on the Board of Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited.
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