Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai, an ISO 9001:2008 company is one of the leading shipbuilding and offshore fabrication yards in India. The yard was established in the 18th century, and over 200 plus eventful years, has earned a reputation for quality work and established a tradition of skilled and resourceful service to the shipping world in general and the Indian Navy, Coast Guards & ONGC in particular. After 1960, Mazagon Dock grew rapidly to become a premier warship building yard in India, producing sophisticated warships for the Navy and offshore structures for the ONGC. It has grown from a single unit, small ship repair company, into a multi-unit and multi-product company, with a significant rise in production, use of modern technology and sophistication of products. The company’s current portfolio of designs spans a wide range of products for both domestic and overseas clients.
Mazagon Dock is in the process of expanding its facility to manufacture submarines for the Indian Navy. This is a very prestigious, challenging and critical project for the Indian Ministry of Defence. Handling requirements in this plant vary from a few tonnes to as high as 300 tonnes. Needless to say, safe handling of these critical components is of utmost Importance. The frequency of utilisation and the operating speeds are very high. Further complicating these challenges is the fact that space availability is a great constraint in this plant.
keeping this in mind, extensive engineering has been done to optimise. the crane dimensions, to ensure maximum and effective space utilisation.
After a thorough assessment of various crane manufacturers in India, Mazagon Dock Limited selected ElectroMech to design, manufacture and commission the cranes for this new submarine manufacturing unit. ElectroMech has designed 3-tier cranes to suit the client requirement. This type of design will ensure compact construction of the cranes to fit into the limited space available. We will be supplying 7 heavy-duty cranes. The client being a Defence organisation, the manufactured cranes will be undergoing close monitoring and quality checks from the officials of the Defence Ministry. The order will be executed during the year 2014 and we are confident of meeting the expectations of the client.