India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has secured a contract to build two Commissioning, Servicing, and Operations Vessels (CSOVs) for the offshore wind industry. The advanced vessels, designed to revolutionize operational functions in the sector, highlight India’s prowess in shipbuilding and innovation. The project aligns with the government’s ‘Make in India – Make for the World’ initiative and strengthens India’s position as a preferred global hub for next-generation vessel production.
The contract, estimated to be worth ₹1,000 crore, was celebrated by Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways & Tourism, who emphasized India’s emergence as a manufacturing center for high-value vessels. Madhu S Nair, CMD of CSL, echoed this sentiment and highlighted the company’s commitment to innovation and global collaboration, as well as India’s position on the international shipbuilding map.
The CSOVs being constructed by CSL are expected to greatly impact the offshore wind industry, with their meticulous design and capabilities. They will provide enhanced capabilities for commissioning, servicing, maintenance, and operational functions, potentially revolutionizing operations in the sector. The contract’s success further establishes India as a leader in shipbuilding and showcases the country’s commitment to sustainable and technologically advanced vessels.