Navin Shakya

Senior Manager at Energy Division of Golyan Group

Currently, I’m working as a Senior Manager (Engineering Geologist) at Energy Division of Golyan Group. Golyan Group is developing hydropower projects like Lower Apsuwa (54 MW) in Sankhuwasabha, Upper Mugu Karnali (306 MW) and Namlan Khola (260 MW) in Mugu as well as half-dozen grid-connected solar PV projects in the different parts of the country.

I am working in this profession for more than 10 years, and I have gained good experience on geological and geotechnical investigation and studies as well as design of small to medium-sized underground excavation and support system in various geological conditions of Nepal. I have gained working experience with applications like Rocscience RS2, Slide2 and Unwedge. I have been involved in studies of hydropower and transmission line projects which includes engineering geological surface and underground mappings, rock mass characterization and classification, underground stress and deformation analysis, core-logging, construction material survey and slope stability analysis.

I was responsible for designing underground excavation and support system of Lower Hewa Khola Hydropower Project (21.6 MW) and also involved in monitoring and supervision of its construction, which is already in operation now. I was also involved with Lower Modi Khola Hydropower Project (20 MW) during its design and construction stage, which is nearly completed now. Similarly, Upper Solu Hydropower Project (18 MW) in which I was responsible for designing underground excavation and support system, is currently under construction. Moreover, Karuwa Seti Hydropower Project (32 MW) is in preconstruction phase now.

I had also worked for Nalgad Hydropower Company, a government owned company developing a storage project in western Nepal. I was also a full-time employee of Angel Engineering Consultancy and Hydro Solutions Engineering Consultants that are consultants for many ongoing design and construction of hydropower projects. I had worked for Three D Consultants, Engineering & Educational Services, Underground Space Engineering and East Management & Engineering Services as a consultant geologist for their various projects.

Please feel free to contact me. Would be lovely to hear from you.