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DCI to construct India’s first trailing suction hopper dredger


To equip and augment its capacity, Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) will construct a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) under the “Make in India” concept and “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. This will be the first time India will be constructing the dredger in Indian Ship Building Yard with international standards.

Ahead of the Maritime Summit, the curtain-raiser and pre-exhibition hall was opened on Wednesday by Prof GYV Victor, MD and CEO – Designate. Other senior officials of the company were present. The exhibition shall remain open for the public till March 5, 2021. DCI is among the top 10 dredging companies in the world that own, operate and maintain dredgers to maintain major, non-major, minor, naval ports and harbours. DCI with 45 years of experience with 650 highly skilled professionals is striving to contribute positively to the development of the port sector to maintain a navigational channel of various ports.

DCI with its capacity shall be able to dredge and address the requirement of all ports, and naval harbour. DCI will sign the historical MoU to construct the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger in Indian Shipyard in a signing ceremony to be witnessed by Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, This is a very significant move under the “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” to echo “Vocal for Local” and for self-reliant India.

This is the second time Indian Maritime Summit 2021 will be conducted from March 2 to 4. DCI has signed 18 MoUs worth Rs 14,000 crore with ports, ship builders, ship repair complex, research organisation and maritime states under “Make in India” and “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” to achieve selfreliance to develop and to maintain our long coastline.

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