India: Cochin Shipyard Limited Delivers New PSV to Purple Fleet Ltd.
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on Wednesday delivered a platform supply vessel to Purple Fleet Ltd, an affiliate of Tide Water Marine International of US. This is the 15th platform supply vessel built at CSL. The documents of the ship named ‘Davis Tide’ was signed by Jose Mathew, chief general manager – shipbuilding, CSL, and Philip Grema from Purple Fleet.
Cochin Shipyard is presently constructing 16 similar ships for various foreign owners. Besides the yard is also constructing the Aircraft Carrier for the Indian Navy. The yard is also hoping to diversify into higher ended ships with diesel propulsion which is still on the drawing board. The yard is likely to commence construction of these ships by mid next year. Various Indian and Foreign owners have shown interest in these high ended ships.
These Platform Supply Ships are of the popular UT 755 LN design for the Offshore industry.
Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) is the largest green field Ship building and Ship repair yard in the country, situated adjacent to the Port of Cochin in the West Coast of India. The yard is built up in 170 acres of land, out of which 60 acres is set aside for future expansion.
Lying close to the site where Vasco Da Gama landed in 1498, it has various points of tourist attraction. Lush green landscape and picturesque backwaters with Jew Street, Willingdon Island, Annual boat races, Vasco Da Gama’s grave, Chinese fishing nets, wildlife and bird sanctuaries at Periyar and Alappuzha, tea estates near Munnar, and Ayurveda therapy centres in and around the city makes it one of the ‘to be seen’ places of the world.
CSL,April 28, 2010;