India’s Chowgule Group has signed an agreement with UK’s HSOG for offshore services from the new repair yard at Lavgan Dockyard between Mumbai and Goa on the west coast of India.
Lavgan Dockyard Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chowgule Ports and Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for the development of the ship repair facility. The $200 million shipyard would offer full mobile offshore drilling unit and floating production, storage and offloading repair capability from a range of sheltered deep-water quays off the Arabian Sea. The ship repair facility would cater to the repair and maintenance needs of small domestic and overseas vessels of less than 10,000 DWT, which form the bulk of the Indian Coastal fleet.
Chowgule group proposed to develop an integrated maritime complex for handling container and bulk cargo, ship repair yard and other support infrastructure over an area of about 300 acres at Jaigad in Maharashtra. While LDL would look after the development of the ship repair facility, another SPV named Angre Port Pvt. Ltd would develop the port.
The Lavgan Dockyard, built by the Chowgule Group over the last five years, has a range of deep-water quays, associated workshops and also includes 10,000-tonnes Rolls-Royce synchrolift with six supported repair berths. HSOG would offer services to the world offshore market from the dockyard.
HSOG is a specialist service provider to the oil, gas, offshore and shipping industries, with the aim of minimising downtime and maximizing uptime for clients around the world.