The Shipping Corporation Of India (SCI) is planning
to place order for 31 vessels valued at around Rs1,280.71
crore in the current fiscal, shipping minister T R Baalu
told the Lok Sabha.
said SCI has so far placed orders for construction of
six vessels in this fiscal, which will be delivered between
2010-11 and the 12 vessels ordered in 2005-06 will be
delivered between 2008-10.
shipping giant had floated global tenders for the acquisition
of 16 vessels, of which tenders for six vessels have been
said nine firms have evinced interest in constructing
an international size shipyard in the east coast of the
country while three have shown interest for building one
in the west coast.