ENC Chief lauds DGNP’s role
DGNP has built the Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam and undertaken a large number of marine infrastructure works and other technical works of various shore establishments of the Indian Navy on Eastern seaboard.
Visakhapatnam: Flag Officer and Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral HCS Bisht said the Director General of Naval Project (DGNP) has been playing a vital role in making Vizag Naval Station, a world class by implementing state-of-the-art technology in building green field projects.
Delivering a keynote address at the seminar on “Modern trends in Marine Ship Building Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities’’ organised by the Director General Naval Projects as part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations at Samudrika Auditorium here on Thursday, the Vice-Admiral said the DGNP headed by Vice-Admiral DM Deshpande and his team has been maintaining highest standards for creation and upgradation of quality marine infrastructure.
He further highlighted the growing role of DGNP in building INS Varsha at Naval Alternative Operating Base (NAOB) at Rambilli, about 50 km from here, which would be home port for sub-surface ballistic nuclear submarines, which include INS Charka under lease from Russia and INS Aridhama presently under construction. The NAOB, expected to be completed in 2018, will be housing 12 nuclear submarines.
State-of-the–art jetty and breakwaters is being built indigenously at Rambilli to berth aircraft carrier INS Vikrant presently under construction, the admiral said. The admiral later inaugurated a technical exhibition and seminar attended by all the stake holders representing the Naval Headquarters, the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, representatives from the industry and IIT and Andhra University. A few delegates from Netherlands, Japan, USA and the UK also attended.
Established in June 1967, DGNP has built the Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam and undertaken a large number of marine infrastructure works and other technical works of various shore establishments of the Indian Navy on Eastern seaboard. Former director generals, who had worked in Visakhapatnam and contributed immense, were felicitated on the occasion.