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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.
 Mecon Limited, www.meconlimited.co.
 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.