CSL delivers platform supply vessel to Norwegian company

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Kochi, Jan 16 (UNI) The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) today delivered the fifth platform supply vessel as part of a series of eight ships to the Norwegian company Deep Sea Supply.

The vessel was of the popular 'UT-755-L' design for the offshore industry and designed for satisfying the specific demands of transport of deck cargo, pipes, liquid cargo, an official release here said.

The vessels, workhorse of offshore oil field industry, act as a lifeline carrying all operational supplies and stores to offshore installations.

The ship is built and classified under the most stringent rules and regulations of Det Norske Veritas and classed for unmanned engine room and dynamic positioning grade I.

Besides, constructing the Air Defence Ship for the Indian Navy, the yard is also building 21 more platform vessels for European and American clients valued at over Rs 2000 crore.

The yard's proposal for a Small Ship Division has been submitted to the Expenditure Finance Committee and is expected to be approved shortly, the release said.

CSL's ship building achievement for the year 2006-07 stood at an all time high of 181395 DWT, surpassing the previous best of 110206 DWT achieved in the year 2005-06. The performance in 2007-08 is expected to be even better, the release added.

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