Sep 1, 2023 | offshore marine news

Indian yard Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), has held a steel cutting ceremony for the first of two sustainable Commissioning and Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) for European client Pelagic Wind Service of Cyprus.

Pelagic Wind Service is involved in commissioning, servicing, and maintaining wind farms. The company’s focus on sustainable energy solutions echoes the global call for a greener future. CSL considers these CSOVs poised to revolutionise commissioning, servicing, maintenance, and operational functions: bolstered by green technologies such as methanol-fuelled engines, built in India by MAN Diesel, and fortified with extensive battery banks, these vessels exemplify India’s commitment to integrating futuristic solutions aligned with global decarbonisation targets.

Shri Shripad Naik, India’s Minister of State for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways and Tourism, said: “This project exemplifies the ‘Make in India — Make for the World’ initiative, reaffirming India’s position as a preferred hub for manufacturing highvalue, next-generation vessels. These CSOVs will not only bolster our Nation’s shipbuilding reputation but also contribute significantly to the offshore wind industry’s growth.”

The total project cost for these two vessels is estimated at 1000 Crores, underscoring a substantial investment in advanced manufacturing and sustainable technologies.

Shri Madhu S Nair, CMD, CSL said, “The event marks a significant leap forward in the global maritime landscape, as Cochin Shipyard Limited embarks on a prestigious journey.”

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