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After completing M Sc (App. Geology) from IIT, Mumbai, in 1979, I was engaged as Senior Research Fellow for a brief period in IIT Mumbai working on
Laterites of Western Ghats. On 1st February, 1980 I joined NHPC and continuing in the same organization. During my professional career spanning for about 33 years I have worked on number of Investigation as well as construction projects and actively associated with conceptual planning, investigation, design & construction stage activities of various hydro power projects of NHPC.
During my tenure in NHPC I was associated with following hydroelectric projects and consultancy assignments:
Projects Done - As a Geologist
Ashok S. Walvekar
Executive Director - Geotechnics (Projects & Investigation)
NATIONAL HYDROPOWER CORPORATION OF INDIA
Bob Frew is a world leading tunnel specialist, having over 30 years of experience. He is familiar with tunnel construction using TBM methods in both urban and green field environments. His involvement includes design, contract documentation, risk management and construction planning and management.
Bob is based in Hong Kong but his experience extends worldwide. He has worked on tunnel projects in Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East, China and South East Asia. Of particular relevance to this assignment are
Robert Campbell Frew
Global Tunnel Leader
Martin has over 40 years of broad experience in managing all aspect of civil engineering and infrastructure business and projects, with particular technical emphasis on urban tunnelling and underground projects.
He is currently Halcrows Global Tunnel and Geotechnical Practice Leader with tunnelling operations in UK,Brazil, USA, Hong Kong,Middle East Australia,India, and Argentina
Martin has recently undertaken peer reviews for Engineering and Tunnelling aspects of the Thames Water London Tideway Tunnels Project a £4bn
storm water/CSO tunnel and shafts/; Expert panel member for tunnels/shafts/stations for London Crossrail project for Government and City Transport Sponsor - £18bn underground twin tunnel rail scheme under central London; leading a technical/market/procurement/commercial review for London Underground for proposed 10 year Station Congestion Relief Capital Programme.
He was the Start Up Director for the 5km twin road tunnels (€800m) in Central Dublin mobilising the client and project managers team and forming a joint collaborative Agreement with the Anglo-Japanese JV, Dublin City Council and his own design and CM team.
He also chaired the on-site Collaborative Agreement for the CERN tunnels and caverns in Switzerland(1996—2003)
For a period of 15 years he project managed the development and construction of over 75km of High Voltage cable tunnels under London including five river crossings having promoted the tunnelling concept to London Electricity and National Grid following the success of the Thames Water Ring main work of the late 1980’s
Martin was the President of the International Tunnelling Association in 2007-2010 and is also a Member of the British Tunnelling Society Committee. As such, he brings international perspective particularly with respect to technical best practices, contracts & procurement, and public outreach programmes.
Martin C Knights
Global Director – Tunnelling
Present Designation & place of posting
On deputation as General Manager (Projects), Konkan Railway, Jammu,
Presently overall in-charge of Konkan Railway’s section of New-Rail line project in J&K. The 73 km section includes 180 km of project roads, 19 railway tunnels with 62 kms length, 7.5 km of bridges and all other associated railway work
Earlier worked as CE/Planning in Central Railway, Sr Divisional Engineer/Headquarter on Rajdhani Route Division at Ratlam and various other positions in Western and Southern Railway for maintenance and construction of Railway lines
Member Engineering Railway Board’s letter in the year 2000.
Executive Director – Projects
KONKAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Tom Henderson is one of the founding Directors of GCG (Asia). He has almost 30 years experience in the civil engineering profession and has worked extensively in the field of geotechnics as a client, consultant, contractor and academic. He has spent the majority of his career either working in, or advising, multi disciplinary client and contractor based project teams, on geotechnical issues during the planning, design and construction of major mass transit railway and infrastructure projects. This has included projects in London, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Bangkok, Australia, Algeria, Nepal and South Africa. Prior to this he worked in the offshore petroleum industry where he gained experience in the investigation, design and installation of foundations for fixed and floating structures. He has also been involved in geotechnical research at the University of Oxford, England. He has acted as an expert witness in the resolution of a number of construction related disputes.
GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING GROUP (ASIA)
Andrew Pickles is one of the founding Directors of GCG (Asia). He has twenty five years experience
in civil and geotechnical engineering on major projects in the UK, Hong Kong, South East Asia and
Southern Africa. During this time, he has worked for consulting and contracting firms and client
bodies. His experience includes the design and construction of reclamations, retaining walls, deep
excavations, cut and cover and soft ground tunnels, piles and shallow foundations, earthworks and
ground treatment. In addition, has acted as an expert witness in construction related disputes and
mediations and he has wide experience interpreting site investigation and monitoring data.
Prior to starting GCG (Asia) he was the Geotechnical Manager for the construction of the new Hong
Kong International Airport. Preceding this, he was the head of foundation engineering at Sir
Alexander Gibb and Partners in the UK. His main expertise relates to the assessment of ground and
structure deformations, performance of reclamations and associated facilities, design review of
foundation systems, managing teams on the design and construction of foundations for major
projects, numerical modelling of soil/structure interaction problems, design and interpretation of
Commissioner – Railway Coordination
GOVT. OF RAJASTHAN, INDIAN RAILWAYS
Axel E. Christensen is currently Director in Ramboll Denmark and is overall responsible for the
Infrastructure & Transport sector. He has 35 years of experience within planning, engineering and management of large infrastructure Projects, including bridges, tunnels and offshore platforms.
He was part of the project management of the large suspension bridge of the Great Belt Connection in Denmark and he was project director for the design of the large bridge/tunnel connection between Denmark and Sweeden.
He was heading the team participating in the competition to become the clients designer for the Femern Belt Connection between Denmark and Germany, where Ramboll was successful and won the design of the Tunnel solution.
Mr. Christensen has vast international experience and he is currently member of the Board of Directors of L&T/Ramboll of India which has been one of the major players on the Indian Infrastructure market the last decade.
Axel Emil Christensen
Market Director – Tunnels
YBhg Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid is the Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. MRT Corporation is the project owner of the Klang Valley My Rapid Transit which is one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects. YBhg Dato’ Azhar is also the shareholder and founder of Chelsea Capital Sdn Bhd. Prior to this, he was a senior member of the Sime Darby Bhd Management team, holding senior positions in its Plantation, Industrial, Engineering, Oil and Gas and Manufacturing businesses. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom and member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid
Chief Executive Officer
MASS RAPID TRANSIT CORPORATION
Joe Paveley is a Senior Associate with Arup and has 25 years working as a fire engineer and an engineer in the construction industry. Joe has taken an active role in multi-disciplinary teams on many complex projects requiring specialised fire engineering.
Joe specialises in the use of fire engineering in the design and operation of infrastructure and buildings; including rail stations, tunnels, rolling stock, research complexes, shopping centres, airports, offices, atria buildings and residential high-rises.
Joe has extensive experience in fire engineering for major projects and brings a unique set of skills developed over an international career.
Melbourne Metro Rail Project, Victoria (2011)
A concept design for a new 9 km long rail tunnel with 5 stations, in the CBD. Joe developed the fire strategy with options for intervention shafts, cross passage spacing, smoke control, fire fighting access and rolling stock.
Sydney Metro Network Reference Design, Sydney (2008-10)
Lead fire engineer for the reference design for stations, tunnels, depot and rolling stock, including evacuation, smoke control, fire resistance, and emergency access for this 34 km long metro system with 18 stations serving the CBD and western suburbs.
Dr Joe Paveley
Senior Associate – Fire Engineering
Lead Geotechnical Engineer (India) and Vice Chairman, Global
Manoj is a specialist in tunnelling, rock mechanics, field instrumentation and nondestructive testing. He has a career spanning more than 27 years. After a short stint with a geotechnical services group in New Delhi, in 1984 Manoj moved to Central Mining Research Institute, a premier research and development institute in mining in India, and helped set up and grow its regional centre at Nagpur. In early 1997, he moved to New Delhi to join Advanced Technology & Engineering Services (ATES) and helped strengthen its operations in providing engineering services in niche areas of civil engineering. Here, he was instrumental in initiating and nurturing several new specialised services, especially in non-destructive testing of concrete and masonry structures and ground penetrating radar, besides his continued work in geotechnical engineering. He rose to the position of Chief Consultant and was heading ATES when he decided to move to Golder in 2008.
Manoj has been involved in numerous projects ranging from tunnelling to rock
slopes and buildings to bridges.
Relevant project experience includes:
Manoj has published over 60 papers in refereed journals and conference
proceedings. He has served on Technical Committees of RILEM and of Bureau of
Indian Standards. He is on Executive Committee of Indian Geotechnical Society
and on Governing Council of International Society of Rock Mechanics (India).
Dr Manoj Verman
Technical Director – Geotechnics
Doctoral degree on Rock Mechanics: Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Coupling Behavior of Rock Mass
Master degree on Hydrogeology in Fractured Rock Mass: Fluid Flow Analysis through Joint Networks in Rock Mass
Carried design work, coordination and management of design team for rock tunnels, rail way tunnels and underground storage caverns
Monitoring and Instrumentation for the tunnel and structures in above ground
Extensive background in rock mechanics, hydrogeology, tunnel design
Excellent skill of modelling and analysis of conventional tunnel stability, hydrogeological behavior, thermo-mechanical, hydro-mechanical analysis using various numerical tools, such as FLAC, FLAC3D, UDEC, 3DEC, PFC, UNWEDGE, DIPS, Examine, MODFLOW, etc.
Excellent skill to build the numerical analysis software for analysis using RAD tools such as DELPHI, C++Builder, Visual C++ with Language Pascal, C++ and Fortran.
Skilled in troubleshooting and problem resolution; excellent communication skills, proficient in CAD, MS Word, MS Excel.
Dr Myung Kyu Song
HYUNDAI E & C
Eric is the Head of Tunnels and Ground Engineering Department of Atkins China. He has over 19 years experience in the study, design and construction management of large infrastructure projects in different parts of the world including several major tunnelling projects and has managed major multidisciplinary projects in Hong Kong. He has particular expertise in design of soft ground and rock tunnels constructed by various methods including TBM (Compressed air, EPBM, slurry and double-shield hard rock machine), cut and cover, pipe-jacking, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and drill and blast methods. He has experience in underpinning works for buildings, cavern design (large span rock tunnels), deep shafts design and damage risk assessment of tunnel works adjacent to structures.
His involvement in various Hong Kong tunnel projects includes: SIL C902, HATS 24, Lai Chi Kok Transfer Scheme, West Island Line, Express Rail Link, Kowloon Southern Link, Shatin to Central Link and West Rail Projects for KCRC, Central-Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel and P2 Underpass for CEDD and various cable tunnels (by HDD/TBM/Pipe Jacking method) for CLP.
Apart from the above he also has experience in United Kingdom, India, Russia, Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Dubai, South Africa and Malaysia.
Head of Tunnels & Ground Engineering
Marcus is currently the Project Director for the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. the Project Owner of the Kuala Lumpur MRT.
Marcus joined MRT Corp in August 2011, following 14 years working in Singapore on 3 major infrastructure projects. First as Senior Project Manager on the North East line MRT, then as Project Director of the Kallang Paya Lebar Express which is the largest underground road in South East Asia and finally as Project Director of the Downtown line 1 and Circle Line Extension.
Marcus has spent all his life working on large railway and tunnel projects. He started his career with London Underground, with his first major posting being Resident Engineer on the Heathrow Extension to Terminal 4, after which he was seconded to Singapore to be Resident Engineer for stations on the North South and East West line MRT’s.This was followed, by a year on Channel Tunnel design, 2 years on the Storebaelt Crossing in Denmark before moving back to London in 1991 to work as Construction Manager on the Jubilee line for the tunnels and stations at London Bridge and Southwark.
Marcus is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Project Director - KL METRO
MASS RAPID TRANSIT CORPORATION
Massimo Marotta has 20 years’ experience in tunnelling and underground construction projects. His experience includes construction of high speed railway and rail/road/freeway tunnels and utility tunnels. He has worked in a variety of challenging strata and environment including soft ground & hard rock, urban and mountain tunnels, mechanical excavation and D&B, with overburden from 10m to 500m, full face, sequential and multi drifts (up to 9 stages) methods, Cross Sections from 12 m2 up to 170 m2, bored tunnelling and cut & cover tunnels.
He is now a part of the tunnelling team, assisting the PRPM in the management of tunneling for Downtown Line 3 Package C.
Project Manager (Tunnels) – Package C, DTL 3
LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
2004-2006 Nawarat Pattanakarn Public Company Limited. (Contractor)
Baan San Ploen Project
Position held: Site engineer, responsibilities in construction 7 story buildings and swimming pool.
Construction of Transmission Tunnel from Taksin – Phetkasem Outer Ring Road to Rama II Road and Related Works Under the sixth Bangkok Water Supply Improvement Project (G-TN-6c)
Position held: Site Engineer, responsibilities in construction shaft and tunneling
D2 Consult Asia (Consultant)
MRTA Blue Line Extension Project (Design phase)
Position held: Geotechnical engineer, responsibility in design tunnel lining, connection Hua-Lumphong Station, connection Transition structure and Intervention shaft. Additionally, specification documents and cost estimation.
MRTA Purple Line Project (Construction Phase)
Position held: Structural Intermediate engineer, responsibility in review shop drawings, method statement and calculation check for segmental block girder structure
MRTA Blue Line Extension Project (Construction Phase)
Position held: Geotechnical/tunnel engineer, responsibility in review the shop drawing, method statement and calculation regarding the segmental tunnel lining, underground station, connection structure to Hua-Lumphong Station and connection Transition structure
D2 CONSULT ASIA
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
Director of Ladkrabang Underground and Tunneling Innovation Center (LUTIC), Bangkok, Thailand
Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan
Visiting Professor at Griffith University, Australia
Visiting Professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
External Expert and Advisor to researches conducted at AIT, Chulalongkorn U., Thammasart U., KMUTT, and other foreign universities
Dr Suchatvee Suwansawat
THAILAND UNDERGROUND TUNNELLING GROUP
3D Numerical Modelling of Tunnel Construction Near Piled High-rise Buildings
S W Lee obtained his PhD in geotechnical engineering from the Cambridge University in 2001. Since then he has been working for GCG (Asia) Ltd in Hong Kong. He has carried out advanced numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction problems in various countries, including a number of new underground metro lines in Hong Kong recently. He is a chartered civil engineer and an advanced registered analyst with NAFEMS.
Dr Siew Wei Lee
GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING GROUP (ASIA)
Jul. 1992-Mar. 1993 Work as an assistant engineer in the project Outfall Tunnel for Sewerage Treatment System Phase 1 Contract 9.1.
Mar.1993-May. 1994 Work as an assistant engineer at Technical Department of 1st Branch of STEC. Worked for various projects. Involved in set up segment precast yard, temporary structure design, gantry crane installation; help site staff to prepare method statement etc.
May. 1994-Apr. 1996 Work as mechanical engineer cum site engineer at Yan’an Road River-crossing Tunnel (South line), Shanghai. This project using an MHI 12.2m diameter slurry shield machine, 1300m long bored tunnel.
Apr.1996-Apr.1998 Work as site engineer cum Deputy Project Manager for Shanghai Metro Line 2- running tunnels from Lujiazui to Dongfang Road and running tunnels from Dongfang Road to Yanggao Road. These projects using two EPB Shield Machines refurbished from Shanghai Metro Line 1. The tunnel boring machines were 6.34m diameter. The two sections of tunnels are 1200m and 1500m.
May. 1999-Oct.1999 Work as Tunnel Engineer to tender for DTSS T-01 to DTSS T-04 Projects.
Nov. 1999-May. 2003 Work as Mechanical Engineer cum Senior Tunnel Engineer at Deep Tunnel Sewerage System T-01 Changi Tunnel.
May.2003-Nov.2004 Work as Chief Engineer in MRT Circle Line Stage 2 Contract 822. Oversee tunneling operation, site establishment, planning, TBM assembly, dismantle and commissioning works etc.
Nov.2004-Aug. 2009 Work as Tunnel Engineering Manager for MRT Circle Line Stage 4&5 Contract 855. In charge of planning for the TBM tunnel project on engineering aspect, i.e. site utilities plan, TBM installation, method statements, TBM excavation review etc.
Sept. 2009-Aug. 2011 work as Tunnel Manager for Down Town Line stage 1 C902 project. Oversee tunneling works for C902 project. This project using one EPB TBM to excavate two tunnels of 550m long each.
Aug 2011-Jul 2012, Engineering Manager of Shanghai Tunnel Engineering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In charge of various tendering project in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Qatar. Also give technical support to the various site operations.
Jul 2012-present, Senior Tunnel Manager, MRT Downtown Line Stage 2 C920 project.
Engineering Manager – Tunnels
SHANGHAI TUNNEL ENGINEERING CORPORATION
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