Goa’s Chowgule Shipyards delivers 30th export vessel

National, March 26th, 2020: Chowgule Shipyards, part of the Chowgule Group, announced that it has successfully delivered its 30th export vessel and the 4th from the series of 6 ships ordered by M/s Wijnne & Barends of Netherlands. The multipurpose general cargo vessel, named ‘Lady Harriet’, Chowgule Hull no C 251, is 98.2 m in Length Overall, 13.4 m in breadth moulded, 7.8 m in depth and has a draft of 5.6 m. The shipyard is proud to build these + 100 A1 Ice Class Swedish/ Finnish 1A quality vessels for world market, designed with PTO/PTI, unmanned machinery space, strengthened for heavy cargoes and regular discharge by grab etc., classed with Lloyds Register and flagged with Netherland Shipping Inspectorate, first of its kind of series from India. Lady Harriet will sail from Goa within next couple of days on her maiden voyage to Europe.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Arjun Chowgule, Executive Director, Chowgule & Company Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are proud to have delivered the second export ship since the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team worked relentlessly towards building the vessel before the set timeline and ensured that its delivery is not affected despite the pandemic. This achievement once again reiterates our focus on being a serious player in the international shipbuilding market” 

Chowgule Shipyards had started in the year 1950 with importing barges for the transportation of iron ore along rivers from the mines to the harbor in Goa. A year later, the group established a ship repair yard, which grew in scale to a full-fledged shipbuilding facility by 1968. Since then, buoyed by growing demand, the company has built over 178 different vessels at its two shipyards. Today, the company has shipyards at Loutulim and Rassaim; an independent plate and pipe preparation facility at Gadegally; and a large storing space at Verna in Goa. The shipyards adopt 3D modeling, detailed production drawings, no green concept, and advanced modular construction methods. Chowgule and Company entered the export market in 2005, and currently has 30 of its (multi-purpose) MPP cargo carrier vessels sailing with European clients on international voyages. 

About Chowgule Group:

The Chowgule group is over a hundred-year-old Indian industrial conglomerate with businesses in mining, iron ore pellets, shipbuilding, industrial salts and also runs leading educational institutes in Goa where the group is headquartered.