Shri R. K. Vishnoi assumed charge as Director (Technical) of THDC India Ltd on 01.09.2019. Sh. Vishnoi is an Hons. Graduate in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani and has around 33 years of vast experience in Design, Engineering and Construction of hydro project structures. He joined THDC in year 1989 at the level of Engineer and worked in different capacities to rise to the current position of Director(Technical). He has also undergone Advance Management Programme in Leading Strategic Change from ASCII Hyderbad in association with SDA Bacconi School of Management, Italy and Professional Up-gradation programme in Design and Construction of Hydraulic Structures and Hydropower Constructions from State University of Moscow.
Some of his major contributions are design and construction of Tehri spillways, concept to commissioning of Koteshwar project, handling of various technical challenges of engineering design and construction of unique 1000MW Tehri Pumped Storage Plant having technical characteristics at par with international standards. He has also conceptualized, articulated and included the widely appreciated Risk Sharing Mechanism in contract document of Vishnugad Pipalkoti Project with the help of World Bank (WB) Experts.  Under his leadership, another associated concept of Geotechnical Baseline Report was also incorporated for the first time in India in the recently awarded contract agreement of Vishnugad Pipalkoti Project and the same is also proposed to be incorporated in future contracts as well. He has also undertaken several consultancy assignments on behalf of THDC including that of preparation of DPR of 2585 MW Sankosh Hydro Project in Bhutan, stabilization of Mata Vaishnodevi slopes, Varunavat parvat Uttarkashi treatment, Uttarakhand Govt landslides projects.
He is a member of Dam Safety Panel of World Bank and has participated as member of WB Expert Group to deliberate and constitute guidelines in respect of EPC and Unit Rate contracts at their Headquarters in Washington DC on their invitation. He represents India in international Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) for Technical Committee on Seismic Safety of Dams.  He has been a regular Visiting Faculty to Events of World Bank, Govt of India, IIT Roorkee, CSIR Roorkee, IQPC Singapore, CBIP Delhi and NTPC for delivering lectures on hydro power and large contracts.
Updated on : 04/09/2019