Wärtsilä to design research vessel for the Geological Survey of IndiaVessel & ROV News // November 23, 2009
Wärtsilä has signed a contract to design and supervise the construction of a modern oceanographic research vessel for the marine wing of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The order was received in October.
In addition to design and supervising the construction process, Wärtsilä will be involved in selecting the onboard scientific instruments, and in arranging training for GSI scientists to ensure that the vessel's capabilities are fully utilized.
"The new vessel is the third of its kind that Wärtsilä is designing for India," said Arne Stenersen, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Ship Design in Norway. "The first one, Sagar Nidhi, is already in service and being operated by the National Institute of Ocean Technology. She is expected to support research work in the Indian Ocean and the Antarctic. Sindhu Sadhana, the second vessel, is under construction."