Cochin Shipyard Limited Signs MOU with Andaman & Nicobar Administration for Ship Repair Operations at Port Blair
Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 27-09-2018 17:30:00 IST
Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) & the Andaman & Nicobar Administration have entered into MoU whereby CSL shall take up the Operation & Maintenance of the Marine Dry-Dock at Port Blair with a view to spruce up the operational efficiency of the Marine Dockyard and to ensure faster turnaround of vessels for seamless operations.
The MoU was signed on 25 Sep 2018 at New Delhi by Shri Madhu Nair, CMD CSL & Smt Ankita Mishra Bundela, IAS, Commissioner Cum Secretary (Shipping), A&N Administration, in the presence of Shri Gopal Krishna, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping and Shri Satinder Pal Singh, IPS, Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping. About Cochin Shipyard Limited:
Under the ambit of this MoU, CSL shall assist the Administration in (a) Setting up of Ship repair Eco-system at A&N islands, (b) Augmentation & Modernization of Marine Dockyard and (c) Skill Development & Training schemes for A&N Islands
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) is the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Of the services provided by the shipyard are building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers. Presently it is building the first range of indigenous aircraft carriers for the Indian Navy, the Vikrant-class aircraft carriers. Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in 1972 as a Government of India company, with the first phase of facilities coming online in 1982. The company has Miniratna status. The yard has facilities to build vessels up to 1.1 million tons and repair vessels up to 1.25 million tons, the largest such facilities in India.