Advanced shipbuilding project at Wada Wetye
Vivus Global Group of Australia is constructing shipyard at Wada Wetye in Rajapur taluka to commence shipbuilding business here in next 24 to 28 months
Rajapur: Vivus Global Group of Australia is constructing shipyard at Wada Wetye in Rajapur taluka to commence shipbuilding business here in next 24 to 28 months. A shipbuilding project, Rajapur Shipyard (RSPL), will be constructed on 1200 acres near seashore at Wada Wetye of which 860 acres of land are already acquired for this project, informed RSPL’s Executive Director Bal Subramaniyam.
Meanwhile, services like extensive bulk cargo carriers, crude carriers, gas carriers, oil rings and offshore drilling ring etc will be felicitated because of this shipyard. Vivus company has given an order worth Rs 7500 crore to this new project.
The ministry of Environment and Forest ministry had given necessary permissions to RSPL for this project by a letter dated 23rd June 2009; permissions and licenses apart from this are acquired by the company and eight various contracts worth Rs two thousand crore are given to commence the work on project site.
The Executive Director of Vivus Global Australia Pvt Ltd, George Abraham, mentioned about this project as an ambitious project with huge foreign investment, in a recent interview to a English newspaper.
According to Bal Subraminyam, such huge ship building projects are usually undertaken by Korian companies Hundai, Samsung and Deoo; Hundai provides around 90 ships annually.
Meanwhile, RSPL has received an order worth Rs 7500 crore to build 16 extensive cargo carriers by the year 2016. Interiors of these ships will be taken care of by Godrej, whereas General Electric Bangalore will take care of electrical works and Pipe Arts will do piping cores.
Company is building port in the interiors of Rajapur to import construction material for plant. Other companies will also be allowed by RSPL to use this port.
Where nuclear energy project will generate massive employment opportunities for local residents, this project will further enhance the number of jobs. A special township will be built for employees of RSPL with amenities like school, hospital, petrol pump, yoga and ayurvedic centres and other facilities.
This project could be possible in Vada Vetye due to constant efforts taken by the Minister of Industries Narayan Rane. He said while visiting plant site that to bring industrial revolution in Konkan without hampering it’s environment and enrich lifestyle of people with prosperity here is my motive. This project will bring huge employment for local residents here which will enhance their standard of living. Bal Subramaniyam along with other local leaders were present at the time of his visit to the plant site.