Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
23-November-2010 17:07 IST
Hi-Tech Ship Building Yards
There are 27 major shipyards in the country, of which six are under the administrative control of the Union Government viz. Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi; Hooghly Dock and Port Engineers Limited, Kolkata; Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam; Mazagaon Dock Limited, Mumbai; Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata and Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa; two under State Governments viz. M/s Alcock Ashdown & Co. Ltd., Bhavnagar; M/s Shalimar Works Ltd., Kolkata and 19 in the private sector. None of the Government shipyards has built large container ships and tankers over the past three years.

Government has given in principle approval for setting up a new shipyard of international standard on a Public-Private Partnership mode as a joint venture under the Ministry of Shipping. Shipping Corporation of India has been asked to prepare a Project Report for the new shipyard. Project cost and other details shall be known only after the Detailed Project Report is received.

The above information was given by the Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in Lok Sabha yesterday.