The name of NESPAK has become synonymous with toil, hardwork, endurance and perseverance which resulted in growth, success and prosperity for the Company.
The Company, which was established to bring different engineering disciplines under one roof, has come a long way during the last 44 years of its existence. The journey of success and struggle continued with new achievements during the year with the Company scaling new heights while compensating for its loopholes and mistakes.
NESPAK has attained the status of a leader in the consultancy industry through a long struggle but retaining this position was even more challenging. It required an even harder struggle which NESPAK went through with panache and elegance. A lowdown of the progress depicts a brilliant upsurge in the current year's business. The fee contracted during the year was Rs. 11.87 billion which is 18 percent more than the year 2015-16.
The increase in business was made possible due to NESPAK's concerted and consistent policies to get good projects. The efficiency and effectiveness of NESPAK's aggressive marketing are evident from the fact that it won more than 70 percent jobs through open competition out of a total of 105 projects in Pakistan and overseas during the year 2016-17.
The major projects acquired during the fiscal year include Punjab Power Plant Jhang, Hanzel Hydropower Project, Tarap-KotBelian Road and Havelian-Thakot Expressway for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Dualisation of Khanewal-Lodhran Road, Quetta Development Package-Road Projects, Permanent Reconstruction Works in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Infrastructure Design of Islamabad Metro Bus, DHA Medical City Phase-VIII, Lahore, 100-bed Mother and Child Care Hospital, Murree and Landslide Hazard Zonation of Murree Hills. The 10 foreign projects acquired during the year include Raising Wala Dam, Jordan and Rehabilitation of Rural Access Roads and Mobility Project-II, Nigeria.
Social thinker John Ruskin has rightly said that quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. NESPAK always strives to take practical steps to achieve best quality by enhancing its expertise through guidance and training. During the year, NESPAK arranged nine professional and management training programmes in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad wherein 256 professionals attended technical lectures in the field of managerial and support competencies. Professionals are being sent to foreign countries to acquire knowledge of the latest trends in the domains of water resources, energy, environment management e.t.c.
Workforce is the show window of a Company and NESPAK regards its employees as its great asset. As the volume of work increases, NESPAK raises its staff strength to carry out its operations in a more effective manner. The current strength of NESPAK staff stands at 5552, including professionals and technical experts in various engineering disciplines.
Quality has always been taken a great care at NESPAK. This is achieved through attaining the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) of NESPAK as well as continuously upgrading the quality of our services.
As part of the QMS implementation, the Internal Quality Audit (IQA) Programme was issued for various NESPAK Divisions/Offices for the year 2017 in advance to monitor implementation of the QMS on design and construction supervision-related activities.
The Surveillance Audits were conducted by the Lead Auditor/Technical Experts of TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection and Certification in December 2016 and May2017 in various divisions at NESPAK Head Office Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The audits were extensive aiming at measuring the conformance of NESPAK QMS to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 Standard. The QMS was found compliant with the requirements of the standard by the Lead TUV Austria auditors and NESPAK was recommended for continued certification.
Though the year 2016-17 was brilliant, yet NESPAK could not bank upon past successes. It believes in moving forward and constantly looking for the greener pastures. Efforts are being made to explore new business in the Middle East and North Africa. Not only that, NESPAK has also started focusing on the South East Asia Region, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam for possible business acquisition. It is refreshing to note that clients of NESPAK are satisfied with the Company's cost-cutting and up-to-date services, yet more efforts are required to win new clients. May Allah reward us with the courage and valour to succeed in all of our endeavours.
LAHORE: Engr. Dr. Tahir Masood takes charge as Managing Director/President of NESPAK.
Dr. Tahir Masood is a well-known professional engineer of Pakistan who possesses a highly distinguished academic and professional record. He secured second position in B.Sc. Civil Engg. (Honours) in 1983 at UET Lahore and was awarded a Silver Medal and a Merit Scholarship by the Govt. of Pakistan for Graduate Studies. He obtained M.S. in Civil Engg. in 1986 and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1990, both from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
A diehard Civil Engineer by profession, Dr. Masood is well-versed with the various disciplines of engineering and carries a diverse work record of 34 years in Corporate Management, Project Management, Geotechnical, Hydro & Thermal Power Engineering and Dams. He started his career as a junior engineer with NESPAK back in 1984 and later served on key positions in other high profile engineering organizations like M/s Balfour Kilpatrick Limited (from 1996 to 2000) and M/s Habib Rafiq Pvt. Limited (from 2001 to 2006). Before assuming the charge of MD NESPAK, he was serving as the Chief Executive Officer of M/s Berkeley Associates (Pvt) Ltd.
During his illustrious career, he has worked on many mega projects of national importance such as 1223 MW CCPP Balloki, 1180 MW CCPP Bhikki Power Project, 2x330 MW Engro Thar Coal Fired Power Project, Sind-Engro Coal Mining Project, Orange Line Metro Train Project, Tarbela 4th Extension Project, 1450 MW Ghazi Barotha Hydropwer Project, Chashma Hydropower Project, Khanki Barrage Project and a large number of hydropower and dam projects across the country.
Dr. Masood has been an avid writer and has a large number of technical publications to his credit. He has also been a Guest Speaker at many institutions including UET Lahore, Govt. Engineering Academy, Lahore etc. In the field of research, he has served as a Research Engineer at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Registered as a Professional Engineer with Pakistan Engineering Council, Dr. Tahir Masood has many active professional affiliations as Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Member Pakistan Institute of Engineers, General Secretary Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society and Member International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
As head of Pakistan’s premier consultancy organization viz. NESPAK, he would certainly contribute towards its growth as well as of engineering fraternity through his management skills and diversified rich experience.