Volvo Penta India has secured an order for forty D12MH-350 engines from Sesa Goa for powering their iron ore barges which will ply in Mandovi & Zuari Rivers in Goa, on west coast of India. Volvo Penta is the first imported engine manufacturer in India to offer IRS (India Register of Shipping) approved engines.
Sesa Goa is India’s largest producer and exporter of iron ore in the private sector. As a first phase of their fleet expansion plan Sesa Goa will induct 20 barges powered by Volvo Penta 2 x D12MH-350 engines.
The IRS inspected engines will be delivered from Oct 2010 to March 2011. Sesa Goa will build three barges and the balance will be built by Waterways shipyard, Goa and Vinayaga shipyard, Mumbai.