GOA SHIP­YARD TAR­GETS LATIN AMER­ICA FOR EX­PORTS

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After notch­ing up suc­cesses in Mau­ri­tius and Myan­mar, DPSU Goa Ship­yard Ltd (GSL) will be fo­cus­ing on bag­ging sup­ply or­ders for pa­trol ves­sels and fast at­tack craft from Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries, in­clud­ing Brazil and Chile. Top sources re­veal that the company has set up a spe­cial team to fo­cus on win­ning or­ders from this re­gion to shore up its ex­port strength. While GSL is stand­ing by for in­ter­est in ves­sels across the board in its ex­port cat­a­logue, it hopes to bag quick or­ders for high speed FRP in­ter­cep­tor craft and the en­tire range of pa­trol ves­sels, which in­cludes OPVs, ad­vanced OPVs and fast pa­trol ves­sels. The company is also look­ing to es­tab­lish part­ner­ships in Brazil, Chile and other Latin Amer­i­can na­tions to push or­ders through quickly. Other ves­sels it is hop­ing to push through the ex­port route in the re­gion in­clude fast at­tack craft (FAC), mis­sile boats, hy­dro­graphic survey ves­sels, mul­ti­pur­pose mo­tor boats, land­ing craft, train­ing and support ves­sels and multi-pur­pose in­ter­cep­tor ves­sels for coast guard du­ties. GSL bagged a con­tract for one 50-me­tre fast pa­trol ves­sel from the Mau­ri­tius Coast Guard in May this year, with a pro­vi­sion to sup­ply an ad­di­tional ves­sel (likely to be signed shortly). GSL has also bagged a con­tract to sup­ply 11 fast in­ter­cep­tor boats to the Mau­ri­tius Coast Guard. The company also bagged an or­der to sup­ply a dam­age con­trol sim­u­la­tor for the Myan­mar Navy, with pre­sen­ta­tions made to the navies of sev­eral other coun­tries, some of which have evinced in­ter­est. At present, GSL is vig­or­ously pur­su­ing sup­ply or­ders for 110 FRP pa­trol ves­sels in the Gulf.

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