Pune: Cooper Corporation, a leading engine manufacturer based in Satara, entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, a Government of India undertaking, for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine applications.
The MoU was signed by Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance, on behalf of GRSE and Farrokh N Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation, Pune, on Monday. In the next five years, the company is expected to supply about 300 sets.
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 and manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW to 500 KW. GRSE will integrate this 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, Cooper said, “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
Expressing his views on the tie-up, Dogra, added, “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.”
Over the years, Cooper Corporation has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 75 acres of land at 11 plants in Satara with the help of experienced consultants from all over the world.
The company has set up its own R&D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products.