Titagarh Wagon Launched their 2nd Research Vessel
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Titagarh Wagons Limited (BSE: 532966 | NSE : TWL), a flagship company of the Titagarh Group, has further reiterated its commitment towards the Government's vision of Make in India, by successfully launching the second Research Vessel SAGAR ANVESHIKA. With this launch, Titagarh Wagons has become the only private shipyard to build and deliver complex vessels ahead of schedule. SAGAR TARA, the first of the Coastal Research Vessels which was built for National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, was launch, 4 months ahead of schedule despite being a very complex platform which will
enable scientists to conduct various oceanographic research mission aboard her. Both SAGAR ANVESHIKA and SAGAR TARA vessels are equipped with more than 40 Scientific equipment in its onboard laboratories which will further the cause of scientific research in India to a large extent. The vessel also features a Drop Keel
which houses the various transducers of scientific analysis equipment such as Multibeam Echosounder, ADCP, Sub Bottom Prolifier etc. It is important to note that the Drop Kneel was designed and manufactured by TWL and for the very first time in India. The vessel is equipped with a retractable Bow
Thruster along with its 2 Nos. Main Engines and 3 nos. Diesel Generators which make it DP1 capable. In the next few months, SAGAR ANVESHIKA will undergo outfitting of accommodation areas as well as the fitment of scientific instruments in the laboratories. TWL aims to deliver the vessel to NIOT by December 2019 again almost 3 months ahead of schedule. Dr M.A. Atmanand, Director of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) commented that Titagarh Wagons has again showcased their technical prowess in dealing with the complexity of manufacturing yet another vessel for the advancement of ocean technology and research in India. With these two new vessels that NIOT will now proudly own, their research and exploration competencies will amplify moreover, benefiting the country and her citizens in multiple dimensions.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu