Empowering Women in Welding

African Fusion caught up with Dhurusha Chetty, the Welding Engineering Manager at Babcock Africa, to delve into her pivotal role in the company's welding operations.

Empowering Women in Welding

Dhurusha, a mechanical engineering graduate from UKZN, embarked on her career journey at Transnet Engineering, where she gained valuable experience in welding-related projects. Her expertise led her to become an International Welding Engineer, equipped with a deep understanding of welding metallurgy.

Joining Babcock in 2023, Dhurusha assumed the crucial responsibility of ensuring Babcock's adherence to ISO 3834 certification standards, guaranteeing top-notch welding quality across the board. As the Welding Engineering Manager, she oversees welding procedures, material control, and welder qualifications, ensuring every aspect of welding meets the highest standards.

Despite the male-dominated nature of the industry, Dhurusha's passion and dedication have propelled her forward, earning her respect and recognition within the welding community. Her role at Babcock not only highlights her expertise but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring female welders.

"At Babcock, I've been welcomed by people who have been working here for years. The company's inclusive culture makes my job a lot easier," says Dhurusha.

At Babcock, Dhurusha's leadership ensures that welding operations remain at the forefront of innovation and efficiency. By embracing emerging technologies and best practices, she and her team continually strive to elevate welding standards, setting a benchmark for excellence in the industry.


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