New York: German firm Tognum AG on Tuesday said
it will provide another 20 new vessels to the Indian Coast
Guard, the value of which is in the medium two-digit million
The value of the contract, which has been signed by the
Tognum subsidiary MTU Asia, is in the medium two-digit million
euro range, the company said in a statement.
In 2009, Tognum already signed two deals for engines and
automation systems for the Indian Coast Guard with a total
value of 32.5 million euro.
The delivery of the total of 60 engines would be between
2011 and 2014.
"MTU has already sold more than 190 type 16V 4000 M90
engines to the Indian Coast Guard and Navy in recent years,"
said Peter Kneipp, member of the executive board of Tognum and
responsible for the business unit Engines.
The engines enable the patrol vessels to remain at sea
for a prolong period of time without having to return to base
to replenish supplies.
The construction of the new ships is part of an expansion
of the Indian Coast Guard, the release said.
The varied duties of the Indian Coast Guard are fishery
protection, combating smuggling and terrorism, prevention of
illegal immigration, search and rescue operations as well as
marine environment protection.