Metallurgical and Engineering Consultants (India) Ltd.

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Last Updated: July 1, 2003
Other Name: MECON
Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Subordinate To: Ministry of Steel and Mines, Government of India
Size: 12 technological divisions, 15 engineering divisions, 7 special services divisions, 5 equipment and systems design divisions, and 28 regional engineering and project site offices.
Facility Status: Active

The Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (India) Ltd. (MECON) is a Government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Steel & Mines. The company is a multi-disciplinary enterprise and undertakes design, planning, engineering, consultancy, and engineering activities for clients in the public and private sector. MECON has "12 technological divisions, 15 engineering divisions, 7 special services divisions, 5 equipment and systems design divisions, and 28 regional engineering and project site offices..." Of the 3,250 people employed by the company, 1,600 are qualified engineers and scientists.

  • MECON has actively engaged in the defense sector in "modernizing/revamping existing facilities, installation of new strategically important projects and building research & development establishments." The services rendered by the company include "consultancy, procurement, contract engineering, detailed construction supervision, and management services."
  • MECON has been actively involved in India's Integrated Guided Missile Program and fabricated the "acoustic vibration test facility" for the Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad.

Sources:
[1] Mecon Limited, www.meconlimited.com;
[2] Dr. N.C. Birla and B.S. Murthy, eds., "Test, Evaluation, and Other Facilities, Indian Defence Technology: Missile Systems (1998: DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi), p. 197.

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