Modern ship repair facility coming up near Chennai

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    Modern ship repair facility coming up near Chennai





    Tamil Nadu will have the first and the most modern ship repair facility which will become operational in the next couple of months, according to a top official of Larsen and Toubro.


    The Rs. 4,000-crore project is being set up jointly by L&T and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) in two phases on a 1,200-acre of land at Kattupalli, about 29 km from Chennai, through ‘L&T Shipbuilding Limited' (LTSB), for developing a minor port and building specialised ship, along with a repair unit.


    Talking to The Hindu, M.V. Kotwal, member of L&T Board, president – Heavy Engineering, said: “We chose Tamil Nadu as it is closer to the international shipping lane. Even though there are two or three ship repair facilities in the country, they are outdated. The oncoming facility is the first one being built in India with no foreign assistance and will have the unique ship lifting facility. We can handle six to seven ships at a time. At present, the closest ship repair facilities in Asia are in Singapore and Colombo.”


    As per the plan, the project will have facilities to build offshore platforms, drilling rigs and a floating production, storage and offloading unit for oil and gas sector; heavy engineering fabrication and components production for ship building; a minor port that can handle container ship; and a unique 18,000-tonne ship-lift with repair facilities.


    “In the first phase, we will build defence and highly specialised commercial ships to compete with Japanese and Korean shipyards. We will also handle container ships and decide about chemical vessels in the next phase,” he said.


    Stating that the need of the hour was to have a good connectivity to NH5, he said the matter had been taken up with the State government and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) authorities to move goods and containers easily between Ennore and Kattupalli.


    “We will have an excellent four-lane road within our premises. We do not have problems for water and power. In Minjur, we will provide housing facilities for limited numbers. We have identified 90 families in the surrounding area and built 110 houses. The next stage is to have better schools and to develop the area,” he said.


    LTSB is setting up a Marine Design Centre in Chennai that can train about 100 engineers with the help of advanced technology and a skill training centre at Kattupalli.


    “This facility will provide direct employment to about 10,000 people and would enable at least 10 to 15 ancillaries to supplement our shipyard by setting up their shops here,” he said.




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    best thing after repair hub.
     
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    Mod puts on hold joint venture of MDL


    Government to bring out a policy on formation of JVS soon : Antony
    Describing the 26/11 incident as a watershed moment for the country’s defence establishment, the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today said we have come a long way since then. Addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to his ministry here, Shri Antony said he had asked the Navy to prepare a comprehensive action plan for the security of our Island territories as well.

    Shri Antony said the country’s defence policy is based on our own threat perception. He said a sensitive and dangerous neighbourhood has created a complex security environment. Added to this is international trade and energy requirements which necessitate that we have to ensure secure sea lanes of communication.

    Giving details of the massive efforts that have been made by the government to beef up coastal security, Shri Antony said the capital expenditure for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard has been doubled in the past three years following the 26/11 tragic incident.

    The Defence Minister did not agree with the suggestion that India should follow a policy of hot pursuit against Somalian pirates. Shri Antony said ‘that’s not our policy’. He said twenty Navies of the world are operating in the Gulf of Aden and India is also cooperating with them. He, however, emphasized that a joint effort under the aegis of the United Nations may yield better results.

    The Defence Minister also informed the Members that the ministry had decided to put on hold the joint venture of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) till a policy on JVs is put in place by the Government. Shri Antony said the ministry will study the complaints received from some private shipyards regarding the JV. ‘The issue needs to be fully examined and settled before any forward movement takes place on this front. He also said that JVs must compete for contracts and should not get them on nomination basis. Shri Antony said we are treading on a new path and we would like to ensure that transparency is maintained at all levels.

    The meeting was attended among others by Shri Naveen Jindal, Shri Shivaji Adhalrao Patil, Shri Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, Shri Harsh Vardhan, Shri Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya, Shri Gopal Singh Shekhawat, Dr Janardhan Waghmare, Shri Balwant Alias Bal Apta, Shri HK Dua, Shri Ishwarlal Jain and Shri Piyush Goyal.

    The Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma, Secretary Defence Production Shri Shekhar Aggarwal, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral RK Dhowan, DG Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Senior officials of the Ministry of Defence, Navy and Coast Guard attended the meeting.

    SITANSHU KAR/
    (Release ID :76230)
     
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    kudos to antony!!! now we can sell our coasts at reasonable rates to chincom pandas.
     

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