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RDEL (Formerly Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited) has developed an Integrated shipbuilding , Ship / Rig Repair & Conversion , Defence Ship production and Offshore construction & Heavy Engineering facility at the Port of Reliance , Gujarat . This manufacturing facility has a highly modern fabrication , piping , painting shops of 12000 tons per month capacity , together with the largest Drydock in the country of , 662 m X 65 m size with 2 X 600 ton SWL Goliath Cranes.
High & Quality Blasting and Painting capabilities through dehumidification of compartments . The only shipyard in India to build large bulk carriers with PSPC compliance .
The dry dock and surrounding facilities are located on 104 hectares (257 acres) of land adjoined by a dedicated waterfront. The dry dock site has been approved as an Export Oriented Unit (EOU).
Adjacent to the dry dock is a pre-erection berth 980 meters long and 40 meters wide that is fully reinforced to enable mega blocks to be assembled on the land berth before being lowered into the dry dock.
To facilitate afloat fit-out and commissioning of ships, including afloat repairs, a 300 meter long, dual berthing quay has been constructed with adequate draft and serviced by a Level Luffing crane.
Heavy Engineering Infrastructure
RDEL (Formerly Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited) has achieved highest level of quality and productivity in heavy engineering with its highly advanced infrastructure set-up that includes:
- Specialized jigs and fixtures with rollers and conveyers
- Forming facilities
- Welding automations
- Pipe shop equipped with advanced equipment
- Machine shop
- Pressure testing facilities
- In-house lab for various destructive and non-destructive testing
State-of-the-art Ship Repair Facility
RDEL (Formerly Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited) ship repair facility is based on one of the largest dry docks (662m X 65m) in the world, of which 295 meters is dedicated towards ship repair. Supporting the repair activities are an outfitting jetty equipped with the most modern repair facilities, a large scale steel fabrication yard with a capacity of 12,000 MT per day, a modern pipe shop with a capacity of 3,050 inch diameter per day, and a very efficient, experienced and capable team.
A fantastic vision for the future of both commercial & military shipbuilding in India. Reliance Shipyard will confirm India as a major shipbuilder that has the capacity and the capability to meet the future needs of global shipbuilding....
It is amazing to see a world class facility has come up quietly in our own backyard capable of building ships, frigates, offshore platforms etc putting India on the world map of most modern industry of its kind....