Shiplift facility to be commissioned at Goa Shipyard tomorrow

Our Bureau Panaji | Updated on May 19, 2011 Published on May 19, 2011

Indian Coast Guard ship "Sankalp," built by Goa Shipyard Limited.Photo: N. Rajesh   -  Business Line

The Defence Minister, Mr A. K. Antony, will formally commission the 1st and 2nd phases of infrastructural modernisation projects of Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), south Goa-based Defence undertaking, on Saturday at its shipyard in south Goa.

The commissioning of these phases with a project at a cost of Rs 400 crore will enhance its infrastructure by two repair berths, transfer area and shiplift piers in addition to the shiplift facility.

The commissioning of the shiplift facility is being synchronised with the launching of the 3rd in the series of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels indigenously designed and being built by GSL forIndian Navy by Ms Elizabeth Antony, wife of the Defence Minister.

First of its kind

The ‘shiplift system' – first of its kind in Defence shipbuilding yards in the country, will be dedicated by the Defence Minister on the occasion. He will also lay the foundation stone for the 3rd and 4{+t}{+h} phases of GSL's modernisation project.

The foundation stone for the 1st and 2nd phases of GSL's modernisation project was laid by Mr Antony at the GSL premises on January 21, 2009.

This planned modernisation programme is aimed at creating new facilities and infrastructure while augmenting existing facilities in order to achieve the qualitative and quantitative objectives of building and delivering quality ships at competitive cost with shorter construction periods, increased capacity, product mix and shortened delivery times, said an official spokesman of GSL here on Thursday.

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Published on May 19, 2011
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