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Cochin and M/s Engineers India Ltd sign MoU

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Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has released a statement claiming that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with M/s Engineers India Ltd for the design and construction of small LNG carriers.

The MoU, which will see both companies jointly design and build small scale LNG carriers, was signed under the ‘Make in India’ programme established by the Indian government. The MoU aims to leverage Engineers India’s strengths in the process and systems engineering, and CSL’s strengths in ship design and construction. The MoU also aligns with the Indian government’s Sagarmala and Inland Water Ways Development initiatives. It will create an LNG value chain ecosystem in order to meet demand in the coastal and inland water transport segment in the Indian subcontinent.

CSL claims that, under the agreement, both companies will mutually cooperate in vendor development, training, and in the certification process of skilled manpower.

In the statement, CSL added that it has also acquired the license necessary to use Gaztransport & Technigaz’s (GTT) membrane technology for the cargo containment systems of large LNG vessels.

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