The Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard will soon have their respective vessels installed with small and medium-sized diesel engines manufactured by Cooper Corporation,one of the leading manufacturers of engines in India.
A strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was inked between Cooper Corporation and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Government of India undertaking.
The MoU was signed by Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance) on behalf of GRSE and Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands currently available in the market.
Cooper Corporation will helm the design and manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW – 500 KW.
GRSE will integrate these DG set at their Diesel Engine Plant (DEP) at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers- Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Shipbuilders in India and abroad.
Farrokh Cooper said, “It’s a very proud moment for us to be associated with Government of India – Ministry of Defence and a big achievement for a company which has graduated from cast iron engine components to contemporary engines. We are glad to partnerwith GRSE and will provide our best-in-class marine diesel engines armed with superior design and manufacturing quality to offer efficient and path-breaking power supply solutions for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.This effort is in line with promoting Government’s Make-in-India initiative.”
Sarvjit Singh Dogra said, “We are happy topartner with Cooper Corporation for the development of high quality, clean and fuel-efficientenginesto meet the requirements of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.This MoU will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise, making it a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between GRSE and Cooper Corporation.”
Cooper Corporation operates out of 11 plants in Satara, Maharashtra, with the help of experienced consultants from all over the world. Its products have a global appeal and acceptance, including in places like Central America, Africa, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Cooper today supplies auto parts and engine components to all leading OEMs in India and across the world from Japan to Europe and the USA.