Varavadekar - Cathodic Protection, Corrosion - Mumbai, MH, India

Mahesh Varavadekar

Mumbai, MH, India


Cathodic Protection, Corrosion


Cathodic Protection is a system which protects the structure by making it a cathode of an electrochemical cell and whose other electrode is the anode which is meant to get corroded thus protecting the structure.

Work History

Doha as Project Engineer

From January 2014

Key Result Areas:
• Guiding a team of 8 - 10 members


June 2012 - January 2014

in Cathodic Protection
(Spearheading projects pertaining to Cathodic Protection)

CP Engineer

KOC, Kuwait

December 2007 - June 2012

Key Result Areas:
• Accountable for reviewing documents and liaising with KOC Corrosion Engineer for:
o Design, installation & commissioning, ITP's of on-going projects
o Performing inspection of Cathodic Protection installations for on-going projects in North Kuwait inclusive of Doha, Subiya, Kadma, Salmi Road, Kabd, etc.

• Streamlined operational procedures and faced key challenges
• Undertook measures to conclude projects on time and within budget
• Ensured reduction in breakdowns / downtime through effective maintenance
• Made efforts to ensure that all plant processes were compliant with statutory regulations and standards
• Effectively steered up-gradation of Underground Process Piping in GC's in South & East Kuwait (EF1500 & EF1501)
• Led the project for:
o New Building GC-24 at Sabriyah, North Kuwait (EF1427)
o Flow-lines in North Kuwait (EF-1826) (On-going)
o Flow-lines for Central Injection Plant Facility in North Kuwait (EF-1711A)
o Early Production Facility EPF-50 in North Kuwait (EF-1711)
o Early Production Facility EPF-120 in North Kuwait (EF-1699)
o 30/40 inch pipeline from BS-131 to MAA Refinery (EF-1701) (On-going)
o 20 inch pipeline from TL-3 to Doha (EF-1671) (On-going)
o 20 inch HFO pipelines from MAA Refinery to Doha Power Station (Contract# 3466)
o 18 inch pipeline from MAA Refinery to Subiyah Power Station (Contract# 33388)
o New BS-132 and Enhancements to BS-131 (EF-1719) (On-going)

Project Documents Reviewed:
• New Building GC-24 at Sabriyah, North Kuwait (EF1427)
• Early Production Facility EPF-120 in North Kuwait (EF-1826)
• 30/40 Inch Pipeline from BS-131 to MAA Refinery (EF-1701)
• 20 Inch Pipeline from TL-3 to Doha (EF-1671)
• New BS-132 and Enhancements to BS-131 (EF-1719) (On-going)

Corrosion Engineer

October 1998 - December 2007


• Effectively managed the complete Cathodic Protection Engineering Operations including design engineering, installation supervision, testing & commissioning in Corrosion Engineering
• Steered the planning, coordination, testing & report preparation for annual CP system monitoring and maintenance jobs
• Conducted special CP surveys such as Pearson, CAT, DCVG, CIPL, Coating Resistance Test, AC / DC Interference Test, Anode Bed Performance Evaluation Test, etc.
• Successfully introduced DCVG Survey for the first time in the company
• Led plans for protecting the CAT Survey PCM transmitter against high voltages induced in the pipelines
• Actively involved in organising and conducting CIPS/DCVG surveys, for offshore pipelines as well as onshore pipelines
• Deftly carried out inspection & coordination of inspection on Cathodic Protection installations for SSS Electricals
• Contributed significantly towards:
o Managing indigenization of the spare parts
o Effecting zero based stores inventory and hence reduction in spares inventory

Senior Engineer (Cathodic Protection)

Sister Concern of AFCONS

October 1993 - December 2007


Growth Path:

Site Engineer

October 1993 - October 1998


Qualifications & Certifications

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

JNTU College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

State Board of Technical Education

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