Cochin Shipyard to build 4 catamarans for Andamans, says Nitin Gadkari
All set to make its maiden foray into catamaran manufacturing, Cochin Shipyard will build four such popular vessels, used for cruising and other purposes, for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. This follows the state-owned company's recent feat under which it will build cryogenic carriers that transport natural gas frozen in liquid form after a pact with GTT France, the world leader in design and technology provider of containment systems for transportation of LNG.
"Cochin Shipyard is building four catamarans for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The vessels should be ready in about two to two-and-a-half years," Road Transport Highways and Shipping Minister Gadkari said. This is done under 'Make in India' drive and the vessels would be used for cruising and other purposes, Gadkari said.