MUMBAI: Ship building and ship repair company, Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited has successfully delivered yet another 73,500 DWT new-built Ice-class Panamax Bulk Carrier viz. ‘Golden Opal’ on June 21, 2017 to an international customer, says a release on 21st June. Reliance Shipyard has delivered till date eight similar size, Ice-class Panamax Vessels to its international customers. The Vessel has been built as per one of the best-in-class international standards meeting the toughest environmental emission norms as well as fuel economy (EEDI) standards. These are the largest dry bulk carriers of its class ever built in India. RDEL is the only Indian Shipyard to achieve this landmark. Reliance Shipyard with the largest dry-dock of the Country has successfully mastered the block-construction technique through unique 'modular construction technology' for building large ships for both commercial usage and Navy. The Shipyard meets the latest "Performance Standards for Protective Coating (PSPC)" which ensures most advanced painting solution protecting the marine life while increasing the life to the vessel.
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has a large ship building /repair infrastructure in India; it has one of the largest Dry Dock in the world. The Company is the first private sector company in India to obtain the licence and contract to build Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs). The shipyard has the only modular shipbuilding facility in India with a capacity to build fully fabricated and outfitted blocks. The fabrication facility spread over 2.1 million sq. ft has an annual capacity of 144,000 tons/ year. The shipyard has a pre-erection berth of 980 meters length and 40 meters width, and 2 Goliath cranes with combined lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, besides outfitting berth length of 780 meters.