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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cochin Shipyard Shares Jump After $225 mln IPO

Shares in India's Cochin Shipyard Ltd rose more than 20 percent on their trading debut on Friday after the state-run company's 14.42 billion rupees ($224.7 million) initial public offering.   The stock was trading at 528.15 rupees by 0432 GMT, 22.25 percent higher than its IPO issue price of 432 rupees. Retail investors were issued shares at a discounted price of 411 rupees.   The shipbuilder, which also repairs ships, had seen strong investor interest in the IPO with the sale last week being subscribed more than 76 times.   Reporting by Swati Bhat and Devidutta Tripathy 

Investors Enthusiasm in Cochin Shipyard

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari addressing at inauguration of the renovated BSE International Convention Hall and Listing Ceremony of Cochin Shipyard Ltd., in Mumbai on August 11, 2017. Photo: PIB

Indian government is committed for infrastructure development and the track record of last three years has increased the faith of the investors which has resulted in 76 times oversubscription of IPO of Cochin Shipyard (CSL), a government flagship company, said Union Minister of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari. He was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the renovated BSE international convention Hall and Listing of equity shares of Cochin Shipyard in Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion he signifies the success of government’s economic policies…

Wartsila India Signs Pact with CSL

Pic: Cochin Shipyard Limited

Wartsila India, the Indian arm of Finland-based Wartsila Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) for setting up a containerised self-sufficient workshop. As per the MOU, Wartsila plans to locate a containerised self-sufficient workshop within the premises of CSL to cater primarily to propeller blade metallurgical repairs and engine component repairs. Wartsila also plans to support CSL with comprehensive engine services, propulsion services and electrical and automation services based on the requirements, said a press release.

India's Cochin Shipyard Gears up for IPO

Photo: Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL),  India's largest public sector shipyard, has filed  initial public offering (IPO)document with  the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)  to go public. The government approved a stake sale of up to 25 percent. Cochin Shipyard IPO will consist of 34 million shares to raise about INR 1,400-1,500 crore (USD 214 - 229 million). On completion of a successful IPO, CSL will become the first of five state-owned shipbuilding companies to be publicly listed. It has filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI.

Cochin Shipyard, Samsung Heavy Pact for LNG Ship Project

Image: Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Koreas second-largest shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to team up to bid for the GAIL (India) Ltd tender to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships. GAIL needs nine LNG carriers to haul natural gas from the US to India beginning December 2017. With this, Cochin Shipyard becomes the second local yard to secure a technology tie-up for LNG ships from one of the three top shipbuilders in South Korea, the world’s top shipbuilding nation.

Cochin Shipyard's $231 Mln IPO Subscribed Over 76 Times

Cochin Shipyard Ltd's initial public offering, which aims to raise up to 14.68 billion rupees ($231 million), was subscribed more than 76 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday, indicating strong interest in the state-run shipbuilder. Investors bid for about 2.59 billion shares, compared with nearly 34 million shares on offer, data from stock exchanges showed as of 0130 GMT. The company, which also repairs ships, was selling about 22.7 million new shares in the price range of 424 rupees to 432 rupees apiece, while the Indian government was selling about 11.3 million shares in the company. SBI Capital Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services and JM Financial Institutional Securities are the lead banks managing the IPO. The stock is set to make its trading debut on or around Aug. 11.

Sunny Thomas appointed Director (Technical), Cochin Shipyard

V. Kala, the Company Secretary of Cochin Shipyard Ltd., in India has in a press release informed that Sunny Thomas, assumed charge as Director (Technical) of Cochin Shipyard Ltd w.e.f 01 Jun 014. Sunny Thomas is B-Tech (Hons) in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from CUSAT and an MBA in Finance. Sunny Thomas joined Cochin Shipyard on 03rd August 1981 as Management Trainee and has served in various critical operational areas like shipbuilding, Design, Shiprepair, projects etc. He has been trained in shipbuilding techniques in Japan for one year. He rose up in the ranks of CSL through dedicated and committed service in the last three decades.  

High-Tech Buoy Tender Vessel Delivered

MV Indira Point (Photo courtesy of IRClass)

A newly built, technologically sophisticated buoy tender multipurpose vessel, MV Indira Point, was delivered to the Directorate General of Light Houses and Light Ships (DGLL India) in April after being completing ahead of schedule by India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd. under close supervision of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). Built at a cost of approximately $25 million by Cochin under single class, the vessel is 72 meters long, 1,350 tons DWT, fitted with Hele-deck and a 35 tons capacity crane for handling buoys in deep seas.

CSL to Supply 5 Ships to Shipping Corp, Signs Pact with IHC for Dredgers

Photo: Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) will buy five vessels from Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) and issue tenders for buying two used liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers as it looks to re-start ship purchases that were frozen after poor financial performance, according to a report in the Live Mint. Both are state-owned entities. CSL has also signed an agreement with Netherlands-based IHC BV to collaborate on constructing dredgers for the Indian market. Dredgers are specialized ships used to deepen and maintain the channel of harbours.

Cochin Shipyard in Pact with Samsung Heavy Industries

Image: Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

India's state-owned Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean firm Samsung Heavy Industries for technology partnership in constructing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrying vessels, reports local media. “Cochin Shipyard has signed an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to collaborate on building LNG ships,” a shipping ministry official said. The MoU, which was inked after protracted negotiations will enable the city-based public sector yard to respond to a tender for LNG carrier construction soon-to-be-re-issued by GAIL (India).

Cochin shipyard Plans it Big

Photos: Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

The Cochin shipyard Ltd (CSL) has plans to develop a major hub of LNG-based ship building and repair facility that would generate about 3, 000 jobs in the State of Kerala, the Hindu quotes Madhu S. Nair, Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Ltd, as saying. Madhu said that the Indian maritime industry has been lagging behind the global trends due to lack of maritime engineering policies adopted by the sector. He said the Cochin shipyard is keenly looking forward to transforming into a viable ship repair centre.

Indian Coast Guard Receives New Fast Patrol Vessel

Hon. Raksha Mantri, Shri A K Antony today commissioned the second Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Abheek of the Indian Coast Guard built by Cochin Shipyard. The event was attended by Prof K V Thomas and other distinguished elected representatives from Kerala. Director General, Coast Guard , Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, AVSM , Cmde K Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing Director, Cochin Shipyard and other senior officials of Coast Guard and Cochin Shipyard were present on the occasion. The contract for the construction of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on the October 20, 2010. The present vessel was delivered by CSL on October 31, 2013.

L&T to Invest in Shipbuilding

Shipping Corporation of India has announced plans to set up at least two shipbuilding yards with an investment of Rs2,000 crore each, according to a report on www.livemint.com. It would be bidding for the projects announced by the government. India has 28 ship building yards and the largest ship built in the country are 45,000 DWT in Cochin Shipyard. Public sector company Cochin Shipyard plans to build small ships at its yard with an investment of Rs98 crore. It would make anchor handling tugs, platform supply vessels, offshore vessels, coastal tankers, container and feeder vessels targeting an additional turnover of Rs 500 crore per annum. ABG Shipyard plans to invest Rs600 crore at its new shipbuilding yard in Dahej that is under construction.

Buoy Tender Vessel Delivered Ahead of Time under IRClass

MV Indira Point

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has just completed the new construction survey of a high value, technologically sophisticated Buoy Tender cum multi-purpose vessel built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (India) under single class.The new vessel MV Indira Point, 72 mts long,1350 tons DWT, fitted with Hele-deck and a 35 tons capacity crane for handling buoys in deep seaswas handed over to the Directorate General of Light Houses and Light Ships(DGLL India) in April after completing ahead of schedule by the yard under close supervision of IRClass. The vessel, built at a cost of approx.

India Govt, Cochin Shipyard Pact on FY17 Growth Targets

Image: Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the government of India for the ongoing fiscal under which targets agreed are in line with aggressive growth plans of the public sector firm. "CSL has signed a MoU with the Government of India for the financial year 2016-17," Ministry of Shipping said in a statement. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Shri Rajive Kumar, Secretary Shipping and Shri Madhu S Nair, Chairman & Managing Director, Cochin Shipyard Limited, at New Delhi.

Rolls-Royce to Design & Power Buoy Tender for India

Image credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has secured an £8-million contract to design and power a highly specialised buoy tender vessel for India. The vessel will be built at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. in India, and is due for delivery in 2015, to operate in remote waters off the east coast of India and around the Andaman & Nicobar Islands maintaining and replacing navigational aids and buoys. The buoy tender vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 S, which is a development of the well proven UT 755 series, and designed to operate safely in the most challenging conditions.

India Seeks Merchant Banks for Cochin Shipyard IPO

Image: Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Indian Government has initiated procedures for sale of shares of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) by seeking expression of interest (EoI) from merchant bankers to manage the initial public offering (IPO). The listing will involve the sale of some 33.98m shares, of which 22.66m will be primary and 11.33m secondary shares offered by the country, which wants to offload a 10% stake. Cochin Shipyard had a paid up share capital of Rs1.13bn ($16.65m) and a net worth of Rs15.61bn. "The proposed IPO will see the government reduce its stake in the company by 10%.

Cochin Shipyard Delivers 17th FPV for Indian Coast Guard

Photo: Cochin Shipyard Limited

Cochin Shipyard launched the seventeenth in a series of tweny Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 517) being built for Indian Coast Guard, the shipbuilding company said in a press release. The vessel named 'ICGS ARUSH' was launched by Jyothi Devanand, wife of DIG G Devanand, Coast Guard Refit and Production Superintendent, Kochi in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. Chairman and Managing Director of CSL Cmde K Subramaniam, DIG M V Pathak, Commander District IV and other senior officials of CSL and ICG were present on the occasion.

INS Vikramaditya 'Refit" for Sea

Photo: Indian Navy

The aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has successfully completed its first routine maintenance, a 43-day short refit, at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), and is at a high level of operational competence and preparedness. Rajesh Gopalakrishnan, General Manager (Ship Repair Division) at CSL said “Till INS Vikramaditya docked in Cochin Shipyard and water was pumped out of the dock and we had her sitting safely, there was a real concern on whether India could do it”. INS Vikramaditya is one of the biggest ships owned by India and ever  to have docked in India till date.

India: Strike at CSL

According to a report from The New Indian Express, the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) on Friday said the strike by the workers of the contractors was affecting the normal operations, including strategic naval projects, shipbuilding and ship repair work at the yard.   Source: The New Indian Express  

Vard Electro Bags Contract in India

Vard Electro AS, a subsidiary of Vard Holdings Limited, has secured a new contract for the delivery of an equipment and electrical installation package to Cochin Shipyard Ltd. for a vessel under construction for the Government of India. Contracted by the yard in August 2015 and expected to become operational in 2018, the vessel with a length of approximately 120 meters will be equipped with several of VARD’s SeaQ products and systems. The contract includes engineering to support the shipyard in the approvals process, delivery of a SeaQ Electric Propulsion and Integrated Automation System (IAS) package, SeaQ Bridge systems, complete generator sets, and the complete electrical installation on board the vessel. The value of the contract is approximately 150 MNOK.

Cochin Builds Vard Designed PSVs

The Sea Tantalus is the first of a series of Vard Group (STX) designed platform supply vessels being built at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. in India. The distinctive hull configuration is being built in countries around the world, and the Indian version is the first of four from Cochin. At 82.2 by 17-meters the Sea Tantalus has a 7.6-meter depth at the main deck. Built to Det Norske veritas (DNV) standards, including clean notation, the new vessel employs diesel-electric propulsion. Power is provided by four 1,635 HP (12,00 kW) Cummins KTA50-DM1-powered electrical generators.

Indian Shipbuilders See Profits

Increased spending on offshore exploration & production (E&P) of oil and gas has increased order-book positions of Indian shipbuilders. ABG Shipyard has an order backlog of Rs 1,300 crore, while Bharati Shipyard has pending orders worth Rs 676 crore on its books. A major chunk of these orders is for offshore supply vessels and other such ships used by the oil & gas industry. The jump in order books is getting reflected in stock prices of these companies as well. BSL has seen its market cap soar to almost Rs 900 crore from Rs 309 crore at the beginning of 2005. Newly-listed ABG Shipyard has gained 40% since its listing in December last year to Rs 1,900 crore. State-owned Cochin Shipyard is also doing well, with 20 ships having been ordered — 19 of these are foreign orders.

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