Reliance Defence Delivers A New-built Panamax Bulk Carrier To One Of The Largest International Shipping Company


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Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited has successfully delivered yet another 74,500 DWT new-built Ice-class Panamax Bulk Carrier viz. ‘Sea Amber’ on January 17, 2017 to an international customer, the company said.

Reliance Shipyard has delivered till date seven similar size, Ice-class Panamax Vessels to its international customers. The company said the Ship has been built as per one of the best-in-class international standards meeting the toughest environmental emission norms as well as fuel economy (EEDI standard).

These are the largest dry bulk carriers of its class ever built in India. RDEL is the only Indian Shipyard to achieve this landmark.

Reliance Shipyard with the largest dry-dock of the country has successfully mastered the block-construction technique through unique ‘modular construction technology’ for building large ships for both commercial usage and Navy.
HThe Shipyard meets the latest “Performance Standards for Protective Coating (PSPC)” which ensures most advanced painting solution protecting the marine life while providing the enhanced life to the Ships.

Dimension of the Vessel are as follows:

  • Length, overall : 224.90 meters
  • Breadth, moulded : 32.25 meters
  • Depth, moulded : 19.70 meters

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has the largest engineering infrastructure in India and is one of the largest in the world. The Company is the first private sector company in India to obtain the licence and contract to build warships.

The facility houses the only modular shipbuilding facility with a capacity to build fully fabricated and outfitted blocks. The fabrication facility is spread over 2.1 million sq. ft. The shipyard has a pre-erection berth of 980 meters length and 40 meters width, and 2 Goliath cranes with combined lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, besides outfitting berth length of 780 meters.

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