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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

Building work is due to start on new drydock at the India’s Cochin Shipyard as part of an investment package aimed at establishing the state-owned yard as an international ship repair facility

The Hindu Times reported that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will break ground next week for the new drydock – the second largest in India and the largest of Cochin’s three docks.

The new drydock will have a length of 310m, a width of 75m with a draught of up to 9.5m. It will be equipped with one 600t capacity gantry crane, two LLTT cranes each with a capacity of 75t tons with an option to add another 600t gantry crane. It has been designed to accommodate LNG vessels, jack up rigs, drill ships, dredgers, a India’s aircraft carrier.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd was awarded the turnkey contract for the new drydock which is expected to be completed by May 2021.

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