Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has announced
the formation of a special purpose vehicle – ‘Centre of Excellence in Maritime
and Shipbuilding’ (CEMS) in association with Ministry of Shipping and Siemens.
of various industries within the maritime sector and the needs of Sagarmala
projects in addition to the market scenario call for efficient workforce to
meet the goals. A skill gap and a necessity to upskill the current workforce in
shipbuilding and maritime sector have driven to the need for a Centre of
of Excellence will focus on the design of commercial ships in India; moreover,
it will also support various Indian shipyards in their design needs; it will
develop appropriate ship designs based on the market needs taking into
consideration ship owners and the operators in the country.
will deploy an industry-relevant skill development program, and equip
students with employable engineering and technical skills in the areas of Ship
Hull Design, Ship Detailed Design, Shipbuilding & Maintenance, Repair &
Overhaul (MRO), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and advanced digital
manufacturing-factory concepts, says an official release.
The Centre of Excellence
will have two campuses – one at IRS Mumbai and the other at IMU Vishakapatnam.
The physical infrastructure already exists at both the campuses and only minor
changes and upgrades are required. By using the existing buildings and other
infrastructure facilities, the COE would create world-class lab infrastructure.
aims to provide 50 courses across 18 specializations; covering 770 modules out
of which 270 will be tools and algorithm based courses while 500 will be
process and sector based.
Chairman Mr. Arun Sharma said today: “For IRS it is a watershed moment to be
entering the area of skill development in Maritime and Shipbuilding, both
synergistic and complementary. We are proud to be partnering both Government of
India and Siemens. We look forward to create something world class”.