Goa Shipyard Limited and MTU to manufacture engines in India
Goa Shipyard Limited and MTU of Germany are to cooperate in production of MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, the companies will manufacture the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at GSL’s new facility in Goa. The agreement includes transfer of MTU technology related to local manufacture of engine components, engine assembly, testing, painting and major overhauls. MTU Series 8000 engines are the largest and most powerful MTU diesel engines with a power output of up to 10 MW, fitted onboard Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) built or currently under construction in India. This includes eleven Coast Guard OPVs by GSL (six completed and five under construction), five Naval OPVs under construction at Reliance Defence Engineering and seven Coast Guard OPVs by L&T.