Tognum to provide 20 new vessels to Indian Coast Guard



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 euro range.

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.

PTI