Egis is engaged by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) as a “Proof Consultant” for scrutinizing, vetting and making recommendation for approval of the detailed engineering designs and drawings for the architectural, civil, structural, bronze cladding, designs and drawings for the 182 meter high ‘Statue of Unity’, to be constructed in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at Sadhu Island, Near Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia – Narmada District in Gujarat, India.
The Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project is a multi-purpose river valley project on the west flowing river Narmada in Gujarat State located along the west coast of India. The Sardar Sarovar Project is world’s largest man-made irrigation project and is the lifeline of Gujarat, named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the most prominent leaders of post-independent India. It is the cherished desire of the Government and people of Gujarat to erect a monument in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at this sacred spot. The monument is called ‘The Statue of Unity’. Government of Gujarat, has created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) i.e. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rastriya Ekta Trust (SSNNL) for implementing the Project. Government of Gujarat has appointed SSNNL to implement the Statue of Unity Project.
The ’Statue of Unity‘ is planned to be an iconic structure with the ambition to be the tallest statue in the World at 182m. The site is at Sadhu Island, approximately 3.5 km downstream of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in the Narmada District in Gujarat. The project envisages that the iconic statue will become a catalyst for accelerated development in the project area benefitting a large number of the Local tribal population in the area. It is anticipated that development will be based on several stimuli such as tourism infrastructure, entertainment and educational infrastructure, research activity in facets of bio-technology, clean energy, water resources, environmental management and tribal development and so on. The overall area surrounding the project site is expected to grow and support all of the above activities and more.
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SSNNL has appointed Egis India in Joint Venture with Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd. as the Proof Consultant. The scope of service as Proof Consultant is scrutinizing, vetting and making recommendation for the architectural, civil, structural engineering components of the Statue foundation, Statue base, Statue Structure, (concrete and steel) bronze cladding. The Proof Consultant will examine and vet the designs and drawing, technical studies related to wind tunnel test, seismic studies and documents relating to the 182 meter tall statue of unity as submitted by the EPC contractor and vetted by the Project Management Consultant, so as to ensure that all the designs, drawings and contractors engineering studies and documents conform to the applicable National and International Standards and State of the Art Engineering Practices as may be applicable to the project of this nature on behalf and as a representative of SSNNL.