Hamza Yahia Cherif, Ambassador of Algeria to India, visited Goa Shipyard
Limited on 14th May 2018. RAdm Shekhar Mital, NM (Retd) CMD GSL conducted
Hon’ble Ambassador around the shipyard and apprised him of the various
shipbuilding, ship repair activities and the expertise available at GSL,
besides the recent Export Projects, successfully completed by GSL in last 2
years. He was taken around Coast Guard Ships that are under various stages of
construction at GSL, says a release.
The Ambassador was apprised of the ambitious GSL
modernization plan and progress thereof. The modernization will result into
tripling the shipbuilding capacity of the company, by which GSL can build 14
OPV class ship concurrently, besides creating of one of its kind facility for
GRP based MCMVs indigenously.
the visit, a presentation was made to Hon’ble Ambassador on the emergence of
GSL to a sophisticated shipyard & largest exporter of warships from India,
capable of designing and building ships for various customers, from concept to
commissioning. Notably, GSL has nearly tripled its turnover in last 4 years and
has successfully completed multiple prestigious export orders for friendly
countries like Myanmar, Srilanka & Mauritius, by delivering all the ships
much ahead of delivery schedules. GSL is also working on much complex and
weapon intensive Corvettes projects for a foreign Navy.
The ambassador appreciated GSL’s efforts in
up gradation of the Shipyard, making it future ready and congratulated them for
successful completion of Quality Ship building projects, including Exports
Projects, well within contractual timeframe. The visit is seen as opening of
new avenues for GSL in Mediterranean region.