National convention of marine engineers gets under way

Marine engineers and ship designers have to take into consideration the electro-magnetic interference and the mandatory EMC regulations, Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju said while inaugurating the two-day 27th national convention of marine engineers here on Friday. In the past the stress was on following the basics of designs while designing a merchant or navy ship, submarine, satellite or an aircraft but considering the electro-magnetic interference in the closed environment of a vessel or a satellite had become important and mandatory now, Prof. Raju said.

A national seminar on opportunities, challenges in design and construction of vessels for Navy, Coast Guard and off-shore oil and gas industry is also being held.

Director General of Naval Projects Vice-Admiral V.K. Namballa has foreseen a lot of activity at the public sector and private shipyard in the country in the near future. “Shipyards, except the HSL (in Visakhapatnam), are flush with orders worth Rs. 1 lakh crore. The Navy needs another 50 ships worth Rs. 3 lakh crore in the next 15 years. The Coast Guard needs 75 to 80 ships. And the orders would be placed with the private shipyards. Chairman of the Marine Development Board of Institution of Engineers (India) A.K. Mukherjee spoke. Chairman in-charge of Visakhapatnam Port Trust G.V.L. Satyakumar Rear delivered the Admiral T.B. Bose memorial lecture on global marine trends 2030: opportunities and challenges.

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