New Cochin Shipyard Limited Dry Dock Gets OK

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of a new dry dock within the existing premises of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

The main objective of this plan is to strengthen the CSL’s shipbuilding/ship repair capacity essentially required to tap the market potential of building specialized and technologically advanced large vessels such as dredgers, LNG vessels, aircraft carriers, jack up rigs, etc.

This big sized dry dock is a critical requirement of CSL to promote shipbuilding and is a step in the direction of “Make in India” initiative of the Government.

The Indian Government’s Press Information Bureau said that apart from direct employment of 300 personnel, about 2000 personnel would be indirectly employed when the project becomes fully operational.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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