UCSL bags Norwegian order to build six new-gen cargo vessels

Udupi Cochin Shipyard Limited (UCSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cochin Shipyard Ltd has bagged an international order from Wilson Shipowning AS, Norway, for Design and Construction of six (6) new generation diesel electric 3800 DWT general cargo vessels.

The contract is signed with an option for additional eight (8) vessels.

“The ‘Future proof Dry Cargo Vessel’ Project is at an approximate cost of Rs 580 crore. The first vessel will be delivered by December 2024 and thereafter deliveries will be completed within March 2026.

Noteworthy, the “Future proof Dry Cargo Vessel” designed by Conoship International, Netherlands shall be constructed as a diesel electric vessel, ready for installation of Wind foil units and battery hybrid systems.

These vessels are intended for the transport of general cargo at inland as well as coastal waters of Europe.

Wilson Ship management AS, a company headquartered in Bergen, Norway is among the largest short sea fleet in Europe and transports about 15 million tonnes dry cargo across Europe. It has a fleet of around 130 vessels ranging from 1500 to 8500 DWT. Udupi Cochin Shipyard Limited (UCSL) is also active in the markets for harbour tugs, offshore and fishing vessel segments.

About Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) is one of the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.

Of the services provided by the shipyard are building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers. It built the first indigenous aircraft carriers for the Indian Navy, the INS Vikrant.

The company has Miniratna status.