Reliance Defence Has Signed The Master Ship Repair Agreement With U.S. Navy
Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed the Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) with U.S. Navy. Earlier in January 2017, the Reliance Shipyard was qualified by U.S. Navy as an approved contractor to perform complex repair and alternation services for the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet vessels operating in the region. Reliance Shipyard at Pipavav, Gujarat is the first Shipyard in India to have received MSRA Certification to undertake servicing and repairing works for the vessels of Seventh Fleet. The fleet has about 100 vessels of different types including auxiliaries. Currently, the vessels of U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet visit Singapore or Japan for such works.
Reliance Shipyard has been selected after a detailed site survey by US Government representatives in end October 2016. This selection by the U.S. Navy is a true recognition of the world-class facility, processes and the high standard of capability of Reliance Shipyard.
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited:
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has a large ship building /repair infrastructure in India; it has one of the largest Dry Dock in the world. The Company is the first private sector company in India to obtain the licence and contract to build Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) for Indian Navy. The shipyard has the only modular shipbuilding facility in India with a capacity to build fully fabricated and outfitted blocks. The fabrication facility spread over 2.1 million sq. ft has an annual capacity of 144,000 tons/ year. The shipyard has a pre-erection berth of 980 meters length and 40 meters width, and 2 Goliath cranes with combined lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, besides outfitting berth length of 780 meters.
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- Country:United States
- Industry:Transport Equipment
- Published On:2017-02-13