Keel for first ship of the 5 CGOPV project laid in GSL

These vessels for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in- house design of GSL and will be fitted with most modern and technologically advanced machinery controls systems

GN Bureau | March 29, 2017


#Indian Coast Guard   #Goa Shipyard  
Keel of the first Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (CGOPV) of the new 5 CGOPVs project for the Indian Coast Guard was laid at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) recently by ADG K Natarajan, PTM, TM Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard), in the presence of RAdm (Retd) Shekhar Mital, NM Chairman and Managing Director, GSL. 
 
Notably, a contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with the ministry of defence (MoD) on Aug 26, 2016 and commencement of production was formally started within three months with formal steel cutting on November 13, 2016, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
Now, within further four months, company has started construction of multiple blocks concurrently. It may be recalled that GSL has delivered four big size OPVs in a short period of 15 months, resulting in GSL having unique distinction of delivering highest combined CGT of 7700 Tonnes within a year, among all Shipyards in the country. 
 
RAdm (Retd) Shekhar Mital, NM, IN CMD, GSL said, “The yard is already in the process of executing the 6 CGOPVs project, of which four ships have been delivered all ahead of contractual delivery schedule. The balance ships too, are progressing ahead of schedule. The next Project of five OPVs will be built in a reduced build period of less than three years each. 
 
These vessels for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in- house design of GSL and will be fitted with most modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerised controls systems, making them the most advanced Patrol Vessels in service with the Indian Coast Guard on delivery. These 2,400 tonnes vessels will be equipped with additional features like Quick Response Boats for rescue and anti-piracy, Gunnery simulators and many more advanced features. 
 
The hull would be the most efficient form designed by GSL and would provide for fuel efficiency, crew comfort and excellent sea keeping qualities.
 
 
 
Incidentally, this was the first keel laid in the modernised facility developed under phase 3A of Shipyard’s ambitious Modernisation Program, inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on Nov 13, 2016. The ships will thus be built in covered sheds, providing improved environmental protection, leading to high quality of construction, besides improved productivity with conducive environment for workers.
 

Comments

 

Other News

“Whoever has a smartphone and a social media account is a journalist today”

In a scathing attack on media, political analyst Shehzad Poonawala has said that the time of media is gone and anyone with a smartphone and a social media account  can be a journalist today. While speaking to Kailashnath  Adhikari, MD, Governance Now, during the Visionary Talk seri

All you want to know about Republic Day celebrations 2021

India is celebrating the 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday. Attendance at the main celebrations in the capital is limited given the pandemic, yet Covid-19 has not dampened the spirit of the occasion. India’s military might, cultural diversity and social-economic progress will be on display at the majestic

How much time do you spend talking on phone?

How much time do Indians spend talking on phone? It is on average 761 minutes per month, according to a new report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The telecom regulator released its report, titled ‘The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators: July-Septemb

“Developing public health infrastructure key to sustainable healthcare for all”

Renowned cardiologist Dr Ramakanta Panda has said that the pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of existing healthcare systems and it is wrong to draw comparisons with Korea, a country with the population equal to that of a single Indian state. While speaking to Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Gove

SC-appointed panel on farm laws holds first meet

The committee of experts appointed by the supreme court to deliberate with the stakeholders on the new farm laws held its first meeting here Tuesday, with one of its members saying that all stakeholders, including individual farmers, will be heard. Hearing a petition on the farm laws enacted

India’s glitch-free vaccination gathers pace

The nationwide vaccination campaign launched Saturday, the largest such exercise in the world, has started setting new benchmarks, with vaccines administered to 2,24,301 beneficiaries in the first two days. “India has vaccinated the highest number of persons on Day1 under its COVID19 v

Visionary Talk with Shehzad Poonawalla On the State of Current Affairs





Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter