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Editorial Season’s Greetings! Our spirits are soaring high and inspired as we usher in 2013. In 2012, the organisation took the initiative to further strengthen its foundation by responding to the opportunities visible in the market. A new business vertical was established under the umbrella to offer postproject completion MEP services and O&M solutions nationally. Our laurels make us proud and renew our commitment towards Sterling & Wilson. We’ve added yet another jewel to our crown of projects bagged - The Chenani-Nashri Tunnel Project, India’s longest road (9.2 kilometers) tunnel project based in Jammu. This issue of the newsletter highlights the successful completion of nationally reputed projects like the new legislature building Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belgaum, Karnataka, Pune’s new MCA cricket stadium and the new Daimler truck plant in Chennai, which is one of three such facilities in the world. Also, the LVS business vertical continues to grow and inspire us. The Training and Development segment highlights programmes fostering in a new learning environment and are acting as a platforms for creating synergy within different teams. Our top-down approach to strengthen the technical skills of our engineers was the need of the hour and stricter norms were incorporated for quality execution, safety and project management this year. Our organisation’s growth is not only propelled by the revenue generated but also being pro actively connected with people and community. Various Sterling & Wilson facilities throughout the country accomplished this by conducting CSR activities and social gatherings.


In our Writer’s Pen section, Mr. P. Chandragiri takes us on a journey of spiritualism, harmony & oneness in ‘Lotus Notes’. In conclusion, we all would agree to the fact that if we can train our minds to think in terms of ‘possible’ and ‘can be done’ greater goals can be achieved. Best wishes for the New Year. Happy Reading!!

Table of Content Editorial.................................................... 2

Project Brief North................................... 7

Writer’s Pen........................................... 16

Welcome Aboard..................................... 3

Latest in the offerings.............................. 8

News in Brief......................................... 17

Project Brief East..................................... 4

Diary Dates......................................... 9-11

Brain Teaser.......................................... 18

Project Brief South................................... 5

Training & Development................... 12-13

Be +ve................................................... 19

Project Brief West.................................... 6

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In an organization the employees are it’s intellectual capital and we constantly strive to attract and engage highly talented individuals into our organization. The Sterling & Wilson family is delighted to welcome you all into the senior management team. We look forward to your contribution towards our quest to gain and sustain a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

We welcome all of you.

Mr. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar

AVP (Head), MEP Services and O&M


Mr. Bipin Prabhu Moye GM-Exports, Powergen Mumbai

Mr. Biswajit Bhattacharya AVP-Civil, EPC Mumbai

Mr. Narendra Deshmukh GM-Sales (WR), Powergen Mumbai



Mr. Sameer Aras GM-Tendering, Electrical Delhi

Mr. Dipak Bandyopadhyay GM-Projects, EPC Delhi

Mr. Naresh Taneja GM-Sales, Powergen Delhi

Going the extra mile Carrefour Appreciation Certificate Carrefour Group India is one of the world’s leading distribution groups. SWPPL (Delhi Team) has received an appreciation certificate for the tremendous support & cooperation extended towards the Carrefour wholesale Cash & Carry store opening in Jaipur. We supplied 2 D.G sets of 380 KVA. The complete work of supply and installation was completed with the specified time frame. They were very much satisfied with the quality of work delivered & the technical support given throughout. 3

PROJECT BRIEF EAST Project : ECOSPACE Location : New Town, Kolkata Project Duration : 18 months Consultant : Potential and OBS Graphics Scope of work : Electrical and Fire Fighting Project value : INR 6.97 Cr.

Project : Times Of India (Regioman+Cromoman) Location : Kolkata Project Duration : 12 months PMC : Client ( Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd) Consultant : Archivista, Quasar and Albus Scope of work : Electrical, Mechanical and DG Project value : INR 21.45 Cr.

Project brief India’s leading daily, Times of India, decided to massively expand its press capacities by signing a major deal with Manroland Web Systems featuring 7 Regioman Towers and 3 folders for their various production centers in India. One of the Regioman series and Cromoman series was destined for Kolkata which consists of four printing towers and a double folder. Kolkata Press had to be upgraded and expanded such that it meets technical & related requirements of the new installation. Apart from the Kolkata centre, we have even won orders for their Pune, Nagpur & Mumbai Facility. One of the major challenges that we faced in this project was that it had to be executed without affecting their existing production.

Project brief

Ecospace, the Business Park, is an Eco-friendly building complex built according to Gold Rating requirements of LEED. Spread over an area of 20 acres, upon completion will have a built-up area of 2 million sq.ft. Ecospace is divided into two equal independent campuses and has been developed by two different players. We have executed the campus which has been developed by Udayan Greenfield Developers Ltd. of Ambuja Realty Group.

Our Scope Electrical Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of LT Panel, UPS, Point Wiring, Cabling, HT Substations Works including HT Panels, Transformer, Rising Mains, Bus Duct. The entire execution was carried out on a very tight

It AND is a WILSON, 9 - storied IT -Park LETTER OF STERLING ISSUE #3 2013 development

providing 8 IT buildings which is configured around a central, landscaped plaza. All buildings have individual drop-off points and incorporate the concept of lobby in the garden. We started with Tower 4A & 4B and based on our performance, subsequently Block C & Block D was also awarded to us.

Our Scope Electrical

Work package includes SITC of LT Panel, HT Panels, Transformer, HT & LT Bus Duct, Cabling, Common Area Electrification, External Electrical Works Lighting and HT Substation Works.

Fire Fighting

Hydrant System, Sprinkler System, Extinguisher, Fire Detection & Alarm and Fire Water Pumping System at Block C & Block D.

time schedule including availability of restricted shut down.

Mechanical The Process Cooling for press machines of two buildings, air conditioning of press halls, offices and stores. Precision air conditioning of electrical control rooms and ventilation of the entire facility. The plant comprises of 3 X 180 TR Water Cooled Screw Chillers, Cooling Towers, associated pumps for primary & secondary Chilled Water Circuits for both Process Cooling & air conditioning, Condenser Cooling Pumps.

DG Supply, installation & commissioning of 2 X 2500 KVA LT (415 V) DG Sets for un-interrupted power back up for the press. Total press is capable of running on DG Sets. The engines are of MTU, Germany make.


PROJECT BRIEF SOUTH Project : Suvarna Soudha Location : Belgaum, Karnataka Project Duration : 10 months Consultant : PWD Architect : Gajbar Associates Scope of work : MEP Project value : INR 34 Cr.

Project : Daimler (India) Commercial Vehicle Plant Location : Oragadam, Chennai Project Duration : 12 months PMC : Fabs Consultant : Raj Electromech and Muniandi Scope of work : Electrical, Mechanical and DG Project value : INR 80 Cr.

Project brief

Project Brief

The Suvarna Vidhana Soudha is a new legislature building in Belgaum district of Northern Karnataka. The building is a four floored structure with a total built-up area of 60,398 sq.m and consists of an Assembly hall that seats 300, a Council hall for 100 members, a 450 seater Central Hall, 38 Ministerial chambers and 14 meeting halls. It also has conference halls, a banquet hall, Secretariats for both the houses of Legislature, meeting halls and office accommodations. The entire complex is located on 127 acres of land. We were successful in executing the whole project under tight time schedule and it was inaugurated on October 11, 2012 by President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, has decided to tap India’s emerging and thriving market of commercial vehicles by setting up a state-of-the-art plant in Oragadam, Chennai. Their products have been customized to serve all major customer segments, ranging from owner-operators to large fleet operators. DICV’s total investment is Rs 4400 Cr. (over €700 million) including the manufacturing facility for BharatBenz brand trucks as well as R&D. The 160-hectare manufacturing site also houses an integrated R&D centre and a stateof-the-art test track. This plant is one of only three Daimler truck plants worldwide to combine truck assembly and components production at one location. The facility was constructed in a record time of 24 months with an initial capacity of 36,000 vehicles.

Our Scope Electrical


Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of HT/LT panel, HT/LT Cable, 1000 Mtrs BBT, Bus Ducts 170 Mtrs, Plant Electrification, Conduiting, Point wiring for Complete Seven plant each of 1 Lac Sqft , DG sets, UPS system etc which is spread across 400 Acres. Around 600 KM of Cabling A QUARTERLY IN-HOUSE NEWSLETTER OF STERLING AND WILSON, ISSUE # done at site.

Mechanical Our Scope Electrical Design, detailed Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning & handing over of Electrical works like - HT Panels, Transformer, HT Cables, LT Panels, LT Cabling, Cable Termination, Cable Trays, Circuit & Point Wiring, Earthing system, UPS system.

Mechanical Centralized Air-conditioning with the help of 3X360 TR Air Cooled Screw Chillers. Air-conditioning for Assembly hall, central hall, council hall, banquet hall, conference room and CM cabinet.

Supply, Installation , Testing & Commissioning of Compressor (LP 1500 CFM, HP 400 CFM), Boiler (2X2000 KW/90 Deg C Hot Water Generator), Engine oil & Diesel Pipe line , Pumps installation & testing.

Fire Fighting Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Pumps, Hydrants, Sprinkler, Smoke Detector & Piping. FM 200 System for detection & protection of data centres.1300 Tons of Steel Structures were erected, which is spread across 6 KMs

LVS Supply, Testing & Commissioning of Water Leak Detector & FA systems.

Fire Fighting Design, detailed engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning & handing over of Fire Fighting System.

LVS Design, detailed engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning & handing over of Fire Alarm & Fire Detection System.


PROJECT BRIEF WEST Project : Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Cricket Stadium Location : Gahunje, Pune Project Duration : 19 months PMC : Buro Happold U.K. Consultant : Tata Consulting Engineers Scope of work : MEP Project value : INR 27 Cr.

Project : NIPRO India Injectable Manufacturing Plant Location : Shirwal, Near Pune Project Duration : 12 months PMC : Shimizu Corporation, Japan Consultant : Mott Macdonald, Mumbai Scope of work : Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing Project value : INR 41 Cr.

Project brief

Project brief Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, also known as MCA Pune International Cricket Centre is the newest 55,000 seat capacity cricket stadium located at Gahunje near Pune, India. It serves as the home stadium for the Indian Premier League (I.P.L) team ‘Pune Warriors’ India and Maharashtra cricket team including headquarters for the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). The Hopkins Architects of London commissioned the stadiums design. Anglo-Indian Sports Turf Consultants ISTeC provided the latest in turf technology to construct state-of-the-art outfield, which met international standards.


Our Scope Electrical SITC of 22KV S/S with Overhead Poles etc., Control, Protection & Synchronizing Panels for DG Sets, HT & LT Panels for Energy Center, Dry Type Transformers 22KV / 0.433 1250 / 500KVA, Capacitor Panel 150 KVAR, 110V DC Supply Unit including Battery Charger & DCDB, Emergency Lighting panel, Indoor 22kV Metering Kisok, 22KV RMU’s, Fire Fighting panel, Power & Control Cables, Earthing & Lightining Protection System, Lighting System – Indoor & Outdoor with Fixtures, Point Wiring Mechanical VRV Hi Side Works, DX Units, Ducting Grill & Diffusers, Thermal & Acoustic Insulation, Ventilation Fans Plumbing & Fire fighting Sanitary Fixtures & Fittings, Water Supply Pipes & Fittings (Internal & External) with Pumps & Panels, Drainage Pipes & Fittings for Soil, Waste, Vent, Anti-Siphon system (Internal & External) with Sewage Pumps & Panels, Rain Water Pipes & Fittings with Storm Pumps & Panels, Irrigation System, and Sprinkler based Fire Fighting System, External & Internal Hydrants. LVS Security Automation & LV System, CCTV Cameras, PA System. DG Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 5 Nos. 630 KVA DG Sets with Energy Center.


Nipro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the making of life saving medical devices, consumables and pharmaceutical glass materials. They decided to set up its base in India by building a plant at Shirwal which will expand company’s Medical Business arm which offers injection-and infusion-related products, artificial organ-related products, dialysis related products (manufacture of the first made-inIndia artificial kidney (dialyser)), diabetes related products, vascular related products. The contract was executed through Shimizu Corporation, the turnkey contractors for this project. Our Scope Electrical Incoming & S/S Works, HT & LT Cables, LV Main Feeder & Distribution Works, Emergency Lighting, General Lighting, External Lighting / Sockets Outlets, Telephone & LAN System, Point Wiring, Lightning Protection & Earthing System Mechanical Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Chilled Water System (1 x 500 TR Water Cooled Screw Chiller), Air Compressor System and piping work., Boiler System (2000 Kg/hr x 4 nos.) chimney, IBR rated piping work, Valves etc., Process Cooling Water, Softened Water System piping work and valves, Purified Water System, Waste water piping work, Nitrogen Supply plant and piping work, Local exhaust systems, Argon gas piping work, LP Gas system piping work Plumbing Services includes Incoming Water System, Domestic Water Generation & Distribution System, Recycled Water Distribution System for Garden, External Sewage System, Internal Domestic Water Supply System, Internal Sewer & Venting System, Sanitary Ware & C P Fittings.

PROJECT BRIEF North Project : One Horizon Center Location : Gurgaon, Haryana Project Duration : 26 months PMC : B.L. Kashyap Ltd. Consultant : Sunil Nayyar Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and Environs Scope of work : MEP and DG Project value : INR 73 Cr.

Project Brief One Horizon Center with 5B + G + 24 floors at Sector 43, Gurgaon is the new business address in NCR, Delhi. The site is situated 15 kms approximately from the international airport and has total built up area of 6.5 lakhs sq ft approximately. It includes high-end retail shops, restaurant and entertainment venues, a hotel, and landscaped exterior and interior public spaces. It also includes serviced apartments and a second office tower. The total mixed-use complex includes approximately 2.5 million square feet of construction.

Partial list of orders bagged April to Sept. 2012 Electricals 

Indian Oil Corporation, Jharkhand

WBSEDCL - Srirampur, Katwa, Kanchrapara, Durgapur, Chinsura, Chandanagar

Giriraj Enterprises Ltd, Rajasthan.

BSES Yamuna Power Ltd, Delhi

Continental India Ltd, Meerut

Hindustan Coca-Cola, Varanasi

Barclays Share Services Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Eicher Motors Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Cardinal Energy & Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Integrated Food Park, Bangalore

HCL Technologies Ltd, Chennai

Ingersoll Rand India Ltd, Kachipuram, Tamil Nadu

Sanmina Sci Technology India Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Hindustan Coca-Cola, Bidadi, Karnataka

RMZ Corp, Bangalore

Mahindra Aerostructures Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd, Perungudi, Tamil Nadu

Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Berger Paints India Pvt Ltd, Goa

Our Scope

Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd - Mumbai, Pune & Kolkata

Grasim Industries Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat


Alexis Multi Speciality Hospital, Nagpur

With a total load of 8000 KVA, the entire installation is fed through 4 nos 2500 KVA, 11 KV/ 433V Dry Type Transformers with 11 KV / 630 AMPS VCB Panel. Other installations include - HT Panel of Five Board Panel, Main LT Panels and sub panels for power distribution, UPS ( 2 nos 120 kva), 4,000 mtrs of LT Cabling, Light Fixtures, Cable Trays, Bus Ducts, Rising Mains, Earthing & Lightning Protection, Point Wiring etc.

Larsen & Tubro Ltd, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Hettich India Pvt Ltd, Baroda, Gujarat

Tata Motors Ltd, Dharwad, Maharashtra

Knorr Bremse Systems, Pune

Star India Ltd, Mumbai

Balkrishna Industries, Kutch, Gujarat





Total cooling requirement for the project is catered by Centrifugal Water Cooled Chiller 600 Tr - 3 Nos. & 300 Tr - 1 No. With VFD arrangement. Other installations include Towers Equipments, Chilled Water & Condenser Water Piping & Fittings, Chilled Water Piping Insulation, Air Distribution, Ducting and Ventilation. Basement exhaust using dual speed Garage Induction Fans and Vane Axial exhaust fans. Installation of Flexible Canvass Connections, Sound Attenuators, Back Draft Damper / Gravity Louvers Motorized Dampers, Jet Fan System, Airwashers Etc.

Steel Authority of India Ltd, Rourkela

Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, Kolkata

Paras HMRI Hospital, Patna, Bihar

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Delhi

SP & Co. Ltd (HCL Technologies), Bangalore

Faery Estates Pvt Ltd, Perungudi, Tamil Nadu

Alexis Multi Speciality Hospital, Nagpur

Plumbing & Fire Fighting System

Elta Systems Ltd, Israel

Plumbing services comprises of drainage and water supply for this facility, Surface & Underground drainage system and Rain Water Harvesting. Hydrant systems (both external & internal) and Sprinkler system on each floor. The pump room consists of sprinkler pump, hydrant pump, diesel pump and jockey pumps.


Inox Renewables Ltd, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

UP Power Transmission Power Corp, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Ford India, Sanand, Gujarat

Govt of Manipur, Electricity Dept, Manipur


Fire Fighting & Plumbing

SITC of Alarm System integrated with digital Voice Evacuation System, CCTV surveillance, Access control system. Flap barriers controlled by Access Control System, Visitor Parking System, and Security Intercom system. It also includes BMS system which comprises of Web Based Graphical Software with user-friendly customised graphical representation of control sequence, data collection (metering/ trending) etc.

Larsen & Tubro Ltd, Delhi

Adlabs Entertainment, Khopoli, Maharashtra

Paras HMRI Hospital, Patna

Alexis Multi Speciality Hospital, Nagpur

India Bulls - Greens, Panvel, Maharashtra


Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 3 nos 2250 KVA / 433 V DG sets for back-up power for entire common areas and tenant floors.

Giriraj Enterprises, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Hiranandani Estate, Thane

LVS Alexis Multi Speciality Hospital, Nagpur Solar


Latest in the offering Low Voltage Systems With over 80 years of experience in Project Management and Customer Service Deliveries helped Sterling & Wilson understand the tremendous growth potential of the IBMS systems market. The company then decided to focus on capturing a larger share of the virtually untapped and under-served Indian security systems market. In April 2010, Sterling & Wilson started a separate LV division to cater the demand for complete IBMS solutions to the customers and provide complete MEP services as a single entity. In its constant endeavour to offer customers with the latest in advanced technologies, we partnered with leading names - such as Notifier, Honeywell Security, Honeywell Web’s, Bosch, and HID - in the industry to provide a full gamut of IBMS solutions. Strategic tie-ups with global leaders along with our in-house professionally qualified team have made Sterling & Wilson a complete one stop security solution provider. Sterling & Wilson LV Division began its operation from NCR region with two employees in 2010 and has grown to over 65 employees with PAN India presence. Within this short span of two years, LV Division has bagged orders worth INR 800 Million from many prestigious companies including ITC, AIIMS, L&T, NCC, ESIC, JW Marriott, Fateh Prakash Palace Hotels, MAX Healthcare, Malsi Estates Ltd., HINES, ASF, FIFC, JSPL to name a few. Today, Sterling & Wilson LV Division is ranked as one of the leading IBMS Service providers and is now a preferred choice for most of the challenging projects in the country.


ITC Haridwar


Fateh Prakash Palace

Mr. P Biswas (Sr. VP - LVS) (2nd from the Left) receiving Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award. IBMS industry has also recognized the achievements of Sterling & Wilson in the market and acknowledged the same by following accreditations: •

Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards for ‘Growth Strategy’ for year 2011-12 in the IBMS market.

Best Growth Partner for Notifier for the year 2011.

Best Channel Partner for the year 2011 for Honeywell in Building Automation.

The LV Division offers turnkey solutions for all kinds of electronic security, video Surveillance, Building Automation and fire safety needs of businesses across all verticals. The Solutions includes: •

Fire Detection & Alarm System

Gas based Fire Suppression System

Intelligent Building Management System

Access Control System

CCTV System

Public Address System

Perimeter Protection System

Intruder Alarm System

Entrance Automation System

Parking Management System

Security Products

DIARY DATES Retirement Retirement has always been regarded as one of the special moment in a person’s life since it indicates the commencement of a new chapter of life. It revolves around leisurely spending time with family & friends, sporting a new lifestyle, time to devote to a hobby or sport such as gardening or golf, enjoying life through the eyes of their grandchildren, exploring new destinations and most importantly, enriching life three fold. At Sterling & Wilson, every effort is being made to turn this transition memorable and exciting. Keeping this is mind, a whole day event was planned out on 31st March ’12 to turn the day a time for reminiscing, celebration, and appreciation. Retirees along with their spouses were invited for this special occasion. Company’s car escorted by a colleague went to pick them from their residence in the morning. They were given a warm welcome by the office staff members with a bouquet at their arrival. Guests were made comfortable in a meeting room where they spent time with close colleagues & associates and recollected some of the good times

Mr.Khurshed Daruvala (MD) addressing the gathering.

they cherished during their service span. The parting colleagues shared lighter moments with the MD, Chairperson & concerned Business Heads at the lunch organized for them. In the evening, a get- together was organized to acknowledge the valuable contribution of all retirees. A small articulation briefly over-viewing the employee’s contributions, achievements, warm memories & some of the facets of their personality was shared with all. All the retirees were then honoured with a memento and certificate by the MD & Chairperson.


Retirement sparks mixed emotions. On one hand, we are happy and excited about retiree’s next chapter. On the other hand, sad and a bit melancholy at the prospect of losing a valuable colleague. Sterling and Wilson family gives out their best wishes to all the members retiring from their services this year. Mr. Ravi Ananthakrishnan (CFO) (3rd from the right) felicitating the retirees.

Stepathlon A wellness initiative taken by SP Group Centre called ‘Stepathalon’ inspired us to join the bandwagon. This initiative aims at inspiring a healthy lifestyle among people and creating a ripple called ‘culture of health’ in Corporate India. Started from September 20th, it is a race around a ‘virtual world’ for participants from corporate’s, across all industries and countries. A 100 day event where participant needs to walk, swim and cycle as much as he can for better health and fitness. Participants are further teamed up in a size of 5 members to encourage engagement, competition, fitness and teamwork. A pedometer measured the physical activity of each participant by counting steps taken by an individual.


from Sterling & Wilson. It is equally encouraging to note that more than 20 participants have so far have received ‘Gold’ & ‘Platinum’ certificates from the organizers for achieving high physical activity Apart from competing with 21, 237 athletes participating in this event world wide, there is also a close competition between these 13 teams to win coveted titles such as ‘Fittest company’ [general category], ‘Fittest Team’ & ‘Fittest company’ within SP group. It’s a unique concept in itself which aims at fostering health and well-being in a fun, exciting way.

The most distinctive reason for the event is that it is highly engaging and interactive and provides an online platform which plots all teams on a dynamic and information rich map of the ‘virtual world’. Employees get access to a community of like-minded people from across the globe, through an innovative, interactive and insightful interface. The response has been really amazing for the event. Around thirteen teams are participating under the SP banner out of which, nine teams are


DIARY DATES Corporate Social Responsibility The Joy of giving Employees of Ahmedabad branch came forward for a noble cause to help the under privileged, needy & disabled people of Gujarat in association with PepsiCo.

Blood Donation Camp & Tree Plantation SGPL successfully organized two blood donation camps in the factory on 28th July 2012 and 31st August 2012 respectively. The General objective of this drive was to generate awareness on blood donation among employees and local residents as well as to propagate its significance in saving lives of others. This initiative was taken under the able leadership of Mr. Nagendra Singh (President) in collaboration with Lions Club of Bhilad. While addressing the gathering, he expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers and mentioned that a person doesn’t need to be a doctor to help a person medicinally; donating blood is the noblest service that one can offer. It would also help the donor to improve his/her body metabolism. These camps saw an overwhelming response from employees, friends and local residents. Total 550 enthusiastic volunteers participated in the blood donation campaign out of which 478 persons qualified to donate blood, exceeding the target of 450 units of blood. On the same day, tree plantation drive was also carried out by the organizing committee and 500 saplings were planted at SGPL and nearby schools of Khanvel. Eminent personalities from Lions Club along with top management of SGPL actively participated in this campaign.

NGO called “Nirmal Education & Health Charitable Trust” visited PepsiCo premises on 4th October, as part of ‘Joy of Giving Day’ celebration. We took this opportunity to pay off our contribution by donating articles collected from the employees such as books, pens/colour pencils, sketch books, toys, lunch boxes, old clothes, sweater, blankets, Old Newspapers etc. Some employees even made monetary contributions to the trust. It was overwhelming and a positive response.

Health Check up Camp

A AND two WILSON, day Health Checkup LETTER OF STERLING ISSUE #3 - 2013

camp was organized at Head office on 28th & 29th September 2012 in association with Kohinoor Hospital, Kurla to examine general health of employees. A fabulous response of over 240 personnel was received during the two days. Health check up included ECG, Random blood sugar, Blood pressure & other general tests. A panel of doctors was made available during the camp for consultation and medical advice to employees. This camp prompted many of our employees to monitor their health on a regular basis by taking a health checkup once in a year not only for themselves but also for their family members. Employees also understood the importance of maintaining a healthy life style to stay fit which reflected in the form of results of the various tests conducted during this period.


DIARY DATES Free Medical Check-up Camp SGPL set yet another example of social service by organizing a free medical checkup camp on 14th Oct 2012 at Government Hospital, Khanvel for the people of surrounding villages in collaboration with Lions club, Bhilad. The camp aimed at providing free checkups, free distribution of medicines and laboratory investigations.


The camp started with a formal address by Dr. M V Dhodia, Director, Medical and Health Services Dept, DNH. Other dignitaries present for the inaugural ceremony were Mr. Sanjeev Kesarwani (President – Lions club, Bhilad), Dr. Ganesh Vernekar (Medical Officer I/C, Khanvel, Mr. Krishnakumar, IAS (MD, SC/ST Finance Corporation) and Mr Meena, IPS (SP, DNH) along with Mr. Nagendra Singh (President – SGPL).

This day evokes a strong sense of patriotism in every individual and gives an opportunity to reflect on our daily lives and carve an unique identity for ourselves. Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour throughout all the branches. Offices were decorated with tricolour flags, balloons and slogans. Employees came dressed in tricolours to show their camaraderie. Sweets and savouries were served to all.


Family Get-Together – Panel Team (North)


Services offered at the camp include doctor consultation, physical examination, diagnostic facilities such as random blood sugar, blood pressure and ECG tests. Specialized services like paediatric/orthopaedic, women health, eyes and dental check up were also provided. Doctors from Surat, Vapi and Silvassa partook in this initiative to provide comprehensive health care to the people. Patients requiring further follow ups and treatment were given referral letters to the relevant Govt./ Private hospitals. In this camp, 29 cases of eye cataract were referred to the Bhojaraj Hospital for free cataract surgery and 365 spectacles were provided free of cost to the needy patient. Also 2 wheel chairs, 1 tetrapod, 2 tricycle, 1 hearing aid and 2 crutches were distributed to the needy. All these health equipment were sponsored by the Indian Red Cross Society. Approximately 1250 people reaped the benefit out of this camp. SGPL team looks forward to offer similar services in the coming times and leave no stone unturned in their endeavours.

A Lunch Party was organized for the entire Panel Team (North) along with their families on 6th May, 2012. The idea behind the get-together was to strengthen the bond among employees and of that with the organization. This gave the whole group a chance to know about each other’s family as well as to participate and enjoy different fun and recreational activities planned for the afternoon. Mr. Nagendra Singh (President – SGPL) was also present to motivate the team & be a part of the celebration.


DIARY DATES Chennai Sterling Cricket League Chennai Branch organized Cricket tournament on the format of T-20 in the month of June 12 as an initiative to promote sports and games at work. It was organized with much fanfare and excitement. Total four teams participated in the tournament wherein after playing the knock our round, Marcopolo Green’ and ‘Johnnie Walker Yellow’ Team qualified for the finals. Marcopolo Green won the toss and elected to field. Johnnie Walker Yellow took to the crease and scored magnificent 149 runs for 6 wickets in 20 Overs. Marcopolo Green did their best to chase the target but was unsuccessful & their overall final score was restricted to 136 for all out.

Mr. Praveen Jeyaraj from Yellow Team was declared Man of the series. Mr. Rajesh and Mr. Rajamani from green team won the trophy for scoring highest run & taking highest wicket respectively. Mr. Bikesh Ogra (President) had presided over the function and distributed prizes to the winners.

Vishwakarma Puja It was celebrated on 17th September, 2012 by different offices. A puja was organized. All the employees participated in it.

training & Development


Electrical Installation Techniques Training It started off with trying to scale the technical capabilities of our engineers especially those engaged in project execution. This led to the conceptualization and designing of a long-term plan to put in motion the company’s objective of implementing standardised techniques for quality execution. Mr. E.K. Sreekumar, Quality Head for Electrical division, along with the regional heads took the lead in this training. To begin with, our electrical engineers underwent an online test to analyse their existing level of technical knowledge. On the basis of information extracted from the analysis, the panel developed a basic technical training module which intended to upscale the areas identified in the process & further strengthen the composite skills & knowledge of the team. Inputs from some of the project heads and a meticulous and reflective approach helped form the module. Programme took off from Mumbai with a batch of 18 participants which later travelled to other major hubs like Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad . In a span of 4 months, the faculty members successfully trained over 140 engineers on the subject. The first series of the programme focused on electrical installation techniques, inculcating quality awareness in them and bring technical acumen of engineers at par irrespective of region or their grade. It also gave a chance for the faculty to further simplify the instructions and methods used in imparting information to the participants. They could also focus on the ways of improving knowledge retention with the participants.


training & Development Presentation Training

Latest from the Youngest As part of our GET/DET induction programme, trainees underwent a 3 month rigorous training in different divisions under the guidance/ supervision of assigned mentors. This being the last year of the current batch of trainees, they were inducted into the Mechanical division. They made a positive impact on the panel members through their presentations. The panel decided to utilize potential of these youngsters in imparting knowledge to the existing workforce about the mechanical business, its systems & processes.

A good presentation is a presentation which presents the idea of the presenter in a presentable manner. Please don’t treat this phrase as some kind of tongue twister but instead this is what one actually needs to achieve while preparing a presentation. Creating PowerPoint presentation would have been a usual task during college days for most of us, but when it comes to making a presentation at work to your boss, it surely creates butterflies in the stomach. Realizing the latent fear of our team of making presentation, two GBD specialists - Mr. Awadhesh Sharma & Mr. Ravindra Bapat chose to train people on building effective presentations. As a matter of fact, they happen to carry great amount of exposure & excellent presentation skills apart from being trained on the subject matter by some of the veterans in this field. The first programme took place in Mumbai on 18th August with a wonderful response.

Trainings Conducted - April and September 2012 Category LDP Technical Technical Technical Behavioural Behavioural Behavioural Behavioural Functional Functional Functional In-House In-House In-House In-House ISO Safety Safety Safety Safety SAP Vendor Vendor

Programme Title ICF/IIC Approved Coach Certification Program Electrical Installation Technique-1 Workshop on Introduction to Clean rooms by ISHRAE Workshop on Vapour Absorption Machines by ISHRAE Building Great Teams MS PowerPoint & Presentation Skills Developing Effective Communication skills Make your Mark Programme 4 Disciplines of Execution Competency Mapping Assessments & Development by IHRD Supply Chain Management Statutory Compliances at Sites Solar Training Session MS Excel Vaani ISO Internal Auditors Developmental Program Site Safety Training Implementation of LOTO Procedure Behavioral Safety Auditor Certification Workshop First Aid & Industrial Safety Course by St John's Ambulance SAP Training Presentation on Protection Devices Product Training by Autodesk & Image Graphix

GETs along with their mentors prepared a structured orientation & induction program for the participants’ on the basis of inputs received from subdivision & vertical heads. This Knowledge Sharing Forum was named as ‘Latest from The Youngest – Business Orientation’. The programme was successfully conducted at Mumbai. Following an excellent response and feedback from the participants, similar presentations were even organized at Pune & Hyderabad region. Every effort was made to keep these sessions as lively and interactive as possible such that even the non-engineers understood the essential details and every aspect of the business. Name of the trainees and the mentors who drove the entire programme are as follows:




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Writer’s pen Lotus Notes I happened to visit New Delhi on an official tour several years ago during monsoons. It turned out that the famous Baha’i Lotus temple was close to the Guest House where I was staying. It was Sunday, and I had a strong inclination to visit the temple to enjoy its ambience and to know about the Baha’i faith.

of the time. A sentence in one of the plaques caught my attention. The Baha’u’llah proclaimed that “all religions would converge into one religion of humanity in future”. It struck me as a profound prediction of the things to come. I returned to my hotel, refreshed and happy to have such a wonderful experience.

So I decided to venture out to the destination by foot. The road was wet with the first rain, touching the dry earth which singed and sighed with relief, gave vent to the welcome smell of wet soil. The sky was steel grey with clouds and the rain made the horizon misty and unclear. I quickened my pace while enjoying the pleasant weather and shortly the structure was in front of me, in veiled magnificence, as if nature was slowly lifting its veil to show the true grandeur of the creation.

The Baha’u’llah’s proclamation remained in my thoughts and I reflected on its implications that all religious differences will dissolve into one common religion of humanity. That only means one amazing thing - end of terrorism and negativity, and the dawn of world peace and harmony in perhaps a not so distant future.

As I approached the entrance, I saw a huge mass of people, cars, buses and a line of thelas (push carts of vendors) on both sides of the road. People had come from distant places to see the temple. From then on, my eyes were fixated on the structure, absorbing the unique architecture, its whiteness lending a feeling of softness, and the surrounding greenery LETTER OF STERLING ISSUE #3 - 2013 of AND the WILSON, immaculate lawns and the clear blue water bodies around the temple, giving a supreme sense of serenity to the place. The interior was equally awe-inspiring. I selected the middle of the structure, with the top of the dome right above me, sat down and meditated for some time. Although people around were struggling to keep their quietude, I tried not to get distracted. There was a short musical recital of shlokas and Baha’i scriptures, which added to the peaceful reverberations inside. There were some good sayings of the founder of the faith - Baha’u’llah which were inscribed on the plaques put up along the temple periphery and were worth inspiring. I even purchased few books to know more about this little known religion of the world. The Baha faith started in Persia in the 19th century, but the prophets: The Bab, followed by Baha’u’llah, and then Abdu’l-Baha were persecuted for teaching a new ideology, perceived as a new religion by the powerful clergy

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For this to be reality, I believe that a strong, collective will of all of humanity is required. In these troubled times when everything seems to be going wrong… unbridled terrorism, the world economy spinning out of control, the growing effects of climate change, we sometimes may find ourselves wishing and praying to ourselves and on occasions, collectively, for peace and harmony in the world, and for prosperity for all. Since our individual and collective thoughts eventually turn into reality depending on the intensity of the thought, I firmly believe that we should not get distracted by the darkness and the negative vibrations of our immediate surrounding and of world events as “projected” to us. And instead, create the future by wishing for and focusing on the bright and the positive, for our own lives and careers at one level, for the community at a higher level, and at the highest level for the dawn of a golden age of world peace and harmony for the world. A matter indeed worthy of consideration by all of us “stakeholders”, don’t you think? By Prasad Chandragiri, Sterling & Wilson Cogen Solutions

News in brief POWER-GEN India & Central Asia Business promotion plays an essential role in showcasing company’s product/services appropriately in the eyes of the prospective customers and influential decision-makers in the industry especially when it’s a new launch. 11th annual POWER-GEN India & Central Asia which is the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power industry acted as the ideal platform and opportunity for the organization to officially unveil/introduce our new business division – “Cogen Solutions” to the power industry. The event was held from 19-21 April 2012 at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre, New Delhi, one of India’s largest exhibition venues, along with co-located Renewable Energy World India and HydroVision India. The event had the support of the Ministry of Power, Government of India. We could connect with lot of customers and power professionals at the event who were left impressed with our credentials. It provided us the chance to get registered and gain suitable significance.



Safety Programme for Cogen A one day general safety awareness & training programme was conducted by Mr. Tirtha Chattopadhyay, for newly inducted team of Cogen at Mumbai. Team including design & application engineers along with projects team participated in it. Apart from the fundamentals of safety, the programme touched upon the key safety norms and features to be observed from the perspective of executing a power plant from inception. Design team learned about various safety code & practices to be followed while designing the plant layout whereas the project and execution team was introduced and educated about various safety aspects of the construction work like hazard analysis, use of PPE, safety at work etc. The safety training was an effective exercise for the Cogen division in particular as it is a fledgling business and needs to be more aware about safety before the division starts undertaking bigger projects.


Brain teasers Crossword

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Across 1 Wonderful. (6) 4 Chum. (3) 6 A fixed date of return. (3) 8 LOTE stands for Languages Other Than _______. (7) 11 Equal eighths of a circle. (7) 13 Earl Grey beverage. (3) 14 Habitability (11) LETTER OF STERLING AND WILSON, ISSUE #3 - 2013 16 Japanese condiment. (6) 18 Fruit of Nagpur. (6) 20 A sudden chill that precedes certain fevers. (5) 21 Capital of the United Arab Emirates. (3,5) 22 Negative response. (2) 23 Tool ____. (3) 24 Calm weather pattern. (11) 29 Madhuri was M.F’s ____. (4) 32 US newspaper publisher, William Randolph ______. (6) 33 Inn. (6)

Down 1 Onlookers. (10) 2 Native Australian fish, Electric ___. (3) 3 Double-decker vehicle. (3) 5 Hawaiian greeting. (5) 6 Deoxyribonucleic Acid. (3) 7 Realtors. (6,6) 9 Residents of Glasgow. (11) 10 Diagrams. (13) 12 Work. (4) 15 Sporadic. (8) 17 Kipfler or Purple Congo. (6) 19 Comparable. (5) 25 Sweet potato. (3) 26 First note of the Solfa musical scale. (3) 27 Imitate. (3) 28 Convent member___. (3) 30 Ascend, go ___. (2) 31 Spielberg’s alien. (2)

Neptune has eight moons, what is the name of the biggest one ? Who was awarded with the first Booker Prize ? What is Quetzal ? What and Where can you find Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal ? The length of a _________ stays the same, no matter how much you write with it. Which lady of the Gandhi family once modelled for DCM towels. He loved Crystals. He was once halted at the airport for excess baggage. He ditched his bags and carried only the crystals. Who is he? How do we better know the Japanese Shinkasen network? Which Indian physicist wroked in the Presidency College as a Professor without taking a salary for three years? Name the king from Solar dynasty who sold himself, his wife and son to redeem his pledge?


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Sudoku, is a Japanese puzzle game.

The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called “boxes”, “blocks”, “regions”, or “sub-squares”) contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which typically has a unique solution.

Be+ve 10, 000 Steps For a Healthy Life


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an age old phrase used to stay healthy but an apple a day can also hole your pockets more than visiting a doctor!! Thanks to the mounting inflation rate. Here comes a remedy which is not going to be heavy on your pockets but will also ensure you get rid of those extra kilos. The mantra is to walk 10,000 steps a day which means walking 6.4 km a day !! Simple & Effective. You would not be surprised to learn that Medicine has categorized people on the basis of the number of steps they take: people who take less than 5,000 steps a day are sedentary, those who take between 5,000 and 7,500 are low on activity, those taking between 7,500 and 10,000 are somewhat active and the active ones take between 10,000 and 12,000 steps a day. According to a recent study, it is being found that Physical activity is a neglected dimension of prevention and intervention worldwide, especially in low-income and middle-income countries like India. Survey suggests that one of the reasons that Corporate India is sluggish could be the poor levels of physical activity among its white-collar workforce. About 60% of the respondents to the survey admitted to exercising three times a week and that, too, for less than 30 minutes at a stretch. Moreover, in corporate India, the daily step count rarely crosses 3,000 especially when people don’t take the public transport that entails walking across bridges and platforms. Count your steps – Like this! •

Brisk walking and an average of 10,000 steps daily needs to be the first priority in everyone’s agenda.

Add movement to everything you do.

Seek opportunities to increase incidental movement such as walking to the copier machine or to the pantry to get your own coffee.

Climb stairs instead of taking elevators

Walk while you talk over the phone

Walk up to people instead of calling them on their extensions etc.


All this will lead you to healthy, active & blissful living.


Top 10 stress relievers

by Jigar Singh

Smile please

1. Get active: Consider walking, jogging, gardening, house cleaning, biking, swimming, playing outdoor sports or anything else that gets you active. 2. Meditate: Meditation instills a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. 3. Laugh: A good sense of humour can't cure all ailments, but it can help you feel better, even if you have to force a fake laugh through your grumpiness. 4. Connect: When you're stressed and irritable, your instinct may be to wrap yourself in a cocoon. So take a coffee break with a friend, email a relative, volunteer for a charitable group, or visit your place of worship. 5. Assert yourself: You might want to do it all, but you probably can't, at least not without paying a price. Learn to say no to some tasks or to delegate them. Saying yes may seem like an easy way to keep the peace, prevent conflicts and get the job done right. But it may actually cause you internal conflict because your needs and those of your family come second, which can lead to stress, anger, resentment and even the desire to exact revenge. 6. Do yoga: Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. 7. Sleep: Is the time when your brain and body recharge. And the quality and amount of sleep you get affects your mood, energy level, concentration and overall functioning. 8. Journal: Writing out thoughts and feelings can be a good release for otherwise pent-up emotions. 9. Get musical: Listening to or playing music is a good stress reliever because it provides a mental distraction, reduces muscle tension and decreases stress hormones. 10. Seek counsel: Professional counsellors or therapists can help you identify sources of your stress and learn new coping tools.



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