Goa Shipyard gears up for high-tech ships
Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has embarked on a major modernisation exercise aimed at creating new facilities and infrastructure. Commodore R.B. Prabhavalkar, Director (Operations), explains: "Under the modernisation project, GSL will prepare the yard to take on the anticipated improved load of ship construction, including series construction of high technology ships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard." In this regard, GSL has appointed Royal Haskoning, the global consultancy firm.
GSL is currently building offshore patrol vessels for the Navy and fast patrol vessels and advanced offshore patrol vessels for the Coast Guard.
The shipyard can build vessels of more than 110-metre length and 14-metre breadth and having launch weight equal to 1,200 tonnes and draft of 4.5 metres. In ship repair, GSL undertakes afloat and slipways.
The shipyard is involved in the field of design, development, construction, repair, modernisation, testing and commissioning of ships.
[18 July 2005]