CSL to build world-class dredgers; signs MoUs with DCI & Royal IHC Holland BV

MoUs have been signed between Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and Royal IHC Holland BV in New Delhi for the development of world-class dredgers in India
CSL to build world-class dredgers; signs MoUs with DCI & Royal IHC Holland BV

New Delhi: Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) has signed 18 memoranda of understanding of Rs 14,000 crore with Ports, Ship Builders, Ship Repair Complex, Research Organisation and the Maritime States under "Make in India" and "Atmanirbhar Bharat" to achieve self-reliance to develop and to maintain our coastline. The curtain raiser & pre-exhibition hall for the India Maritime Summit was opened on Wednesday by Prof Dr GYV Victor, MD & CEO – Designate. Other senior officials of the company were present. The exhibition shall remain open for the public till March 5.

During the exhibition, DCI signed the historical MoU to construct the first-ever Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger in Indian Shipyard for the first time in India with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). MoUs have been signed between DCI's Managing Director Rajesh Tripathi and CSL's CMD Madhu Nair. The Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya, Secretary Dr Sanjeev Ranjan, Additional Secretary Sanjay Bandopadhyaya and Ambassador of Netherlands to India Martin Van Der Berg were present at the occasion. "This is significant as DCI shall echo "Vocal for Local" under "Atma Nirbhar Bharat", mentioned an official statement.

DCI is one of the top 10 dredging companies of the world that own, operate & maintain dredgers to maintain major, non-major, minor, naval ports and harbors. DCI with more than 45 years of experience with 650 highly skilled professionals strives to contribute positively to the development of the port sector to maintain navigational channels of various ports. DCI's foundation is a win-win model to complete all the assignments to utmost client satisfaction, ensuring our works are performed with the highest professional integrity adhering to international safety standards, efficiently adopting cost-effective operations with our versatile and modern fleet of dredgers supported with auxiliary equipment.

DCI with its capacity shall be able to dredge and address the requirement of all ports, and naval harbour. To equip and augment the capacity of DCI, DCI shall construct Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) under the "Make in India" concept and "AtmaNirbhar Bharat" and this shall be the first time our country shall construct Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger in our Indian shipbuilding yard with international standards.

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