Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) has successfully delivered another 73 500 DWT new-built ice-class panamax bulk carrier viz. ‘Golden Opal’ on 21 June 2017 to an international customer.
Reliance Shipyard has, to date, delivered eight similar size, ice-class panamax vessels to its international customers. This vessel has been built as per one of the best-in-class international standards meeting the toughest environmental emission norms as well as fuel economy (EEDI) standards.
These are the largest dry bulk carriers of its class ever built by an Indian shipyard. RDEL is the only Indian Shipyard to achieve this landmark.
Reliance Shipyard with the largest dry-dock in the country has successfully mastered the block-construction technique through unique 'modular construction technology' for building large ships for both commercial usage and Navy. The Shipyard meets the latest "Performance Standards for Protective Coating (PSPC)" which ensures most advanced painting solution protecting the marine life while increasing the life to the vessel.
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