Cooper Corporation has entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine applications.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands currently available in the market, the company said in a statement Monday.
The MoU was signed by Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance on behalf of GRSE and Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation.
Cooper Corporation will design & manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW – 500 KW. GRSE will integrate these DG set at their Diesel Engine Plant (DEP) at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers – Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Shipbuilders in India and abroad.
Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd said, “The Company has graduated from cast iron engine components to contemporary engines. We will provide our marine diesel engines armed with superior design and quality to offer power supply solutions for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This effort is in line with promoting Government’s Make-in-India initiative.”