Web Exclusive | October 2017
Cooper Corporation signs MoU with GRSE, for development of diesel engines for Indian Navy
The association will jointly develop and manufacture efficient, path breaking power supply solutions for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.
Cooper Corporation one of India’s leading engine manufacturers, entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), A Government of India Undertaking – Under Ministry of Defence for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine applications.
The MoU was signed by Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance on behalf of GRSE and Mr. Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation in the city today. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Dilip Kumar Jagattar Singh DGM (I/C-DEP), CDR. Gaurav Pande, Regional Officer-Mumbai and Mr. VD Sivakumar, Corporate Head - Marketing & Sales, Cooper Corporation.
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. Cooper Corporation will helm the 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.
Highlighting the significance of this association, Mr. Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd said, “It’s a very proud moment for us to be associated with Government of India – Ministry of Defence and a big achievement for a company which has graduated from cast iron engine components to contemporary engines. We are glad to partner with GRSE and will provide our best-in-class marine diesel engines armed with superior design and manufacturing quality to offer efficient and path-breaking power supply solutions for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This effort is in line with promoting Government’s Make-in-India initiative.”
Expressing his views on the tie-up, Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), said, “We are happy to partner with Cooper Corporation for the development of high quality, clean and fuel-efficient engines to meet the requirements of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This MoU will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise, making it a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between GRSE and Cooper Corporation.”