Recession in the Shipping industry is a thing of the past if one went
by the Order book position of the State Owned Cochin Ship Yard. The shipyard
has recently received orders for two RO Pax vessels from the Inland Waterways
Authority of India and is part of the ten vessels ordered by the Authority in
vessel can carry two trucks and four cars
Ro Pax is a Ro-Ro
vessel meant for carrying transport vehicles and is being used in the coast
from Kandla to Tuticorin to transport vehicles manufactured in south to north
and in the reverse direction. The vessels can carry two trucks and four cars.
They are equipped with all life-saving equipment and are built as per the IRS
order book full and the vessels now it builds
presently has a robust order book in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair. The shipyard
is building a total of eight Ro Pax vessels and two Ro-Ro vessels for the IWAI.
“IWAI selected CSL for the construction of these vessels, which will be
operated in strategic locations in the national waterways. These vessels can
accommodate around 200 passengers and will be manned by a crew of eight,” said
At present, it is building India’s first
indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) for the Indian Navy. The ship is in advanced
stages of testing and commissioning,” said the spokesperson.
CSL is also building a Technology Demonstration
Vessel for the DRDO, two 1,200-PAX and 500-PAX vessels for Andaman and Nicobar
Administration. CSL is also constructing a total of 27 small vessels for
clients like IWAI, Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala, Government of
Tamil Nadu and Indian Navy.
signed a contract for four Mini Bulk Carriers with Utkarsh Advisory Services
Pvt. Ltd (part of JSW Group) for their Indian coastal operations. "The
construction of these vessels is underway with the steel cutting of the first
ship scheduled for September this year. The delivery will start by the third
quarter of 2020," said the CSL spokesperson.
The company also signed a contract to construct
nine Floating Border Outpost vessels for the BSF. It will also build eight ASW
Corvettes for the Indian Navy, three marine ambulance boats for Kerala
Fisheries Department and two brows and pontoons for the Indian Navy.
plans to expand geographically
The shipyard has also set ambitious plans to
expand geographically and has commenced its ship repair operations at Mumbai
Port Trust. “To establish its presence across the Indian Coast, the shipyard is
set to commence its ship repair operations at Kolkata and Port Blair shortly,”
said the spokesperson.
The shipyard has also formed a Joint Venture Company in Kolkata to cater to the
needs of the inland waterways vessels segment and is creating a new shipyard in
Kolkata for this segment. “Already yard renovation works is underway and the
shipyard expects to complete the project by the second half of 2020,” according
investing Rs 2769 cr for a 310M long dry dock
The company is investing a total of Rs 2,769
crore to build a new 310 M long dry dock at Kochi and a ship lift based ship
repair yard at Willingdon Island, Kochi.
The shipyard is also building a Technology
Demonstration Vessel for the DRDO, two 1,200 PAX and 500 PAX vessels for
Andaman and Nicobar Administration. CSL is also constructing a total of 27
small vessels for clients like Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Department
of Fisheries, Govt of Kerala, Govt of Tamil Nadu and Indian Navy.