A shipbuilding facility of Hooghly Cochin Shipyard (HCSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cochin Shipyard, has been commissioned by Minister of Port, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal at Nazirgunge in Howrah, West Bengal.
The facility has been set up at an investment of Rs 180 crore. The facility will meet the need for new-generation, high-technology green vessels to propel growth in inland water transport.
The facility is strategically located with both slipway launching (up to 80 mtr) and side launching facilities (up to 110 mtr), as well as outfitting jetties.
HCSL will also undertake indigenous construction of green vessels including hybrid and electric vessels, vessels run on non-conventional fuels and fuel cell technology, coastal and inland river vessels, river cruise vessels, river container vessels, LNG and methanol fuel vessels, and barges.