Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), an Indian ship manufacturer, has expressed its readiness to assist the government to develop the Tema Shipyard and Drydock into a multipurpose facility that can design ships and accessories for the West African market.

Its Director in-charge of Shipbuilding, Admiral A.K. Saxena Rtd., who disclosed this observed that the company which was based in Mumbai, India has the needed capacity to support Ghana secure its territorial waters.

He said this in an interview at the opening of a two-day International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference in Accra.

The main activities of the company are the construction of warships and submarines with facilities situated in Mumbai having the capability to build warships, submarines, and merchant ships.

The yard has design capabilities to undertake detailed design of surface ships for both military and commercial use with latest ship design software along with virtual reality laboratory that enables efficient production design.

MDL was established in 1774 and was taken over by the Government of India in 1960. So far, MDL has constructed and delivered 795 ships including 25 warships and three submarines as well as 67 offshore platforms.

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