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June 13, 2010

India to Build World’s Biggest Dry Dock

Pipavav Shipyard in India will build what it claims is the world's largest dry dock in Gujarat to undertake repair and maintenance of vessels operating in the region. The Rs10bn ($213m) dry dock will be roughly the size of seven football fields and will be bigger than Hyundai dry dock

By cms admin

Pipavav Shipyard in India will build what it claims is the world’s largest dry dock in Gujarat to undertake repair and maintenance of vessels operating in the region.

The Rs10bn ($213m) dry dock will be roughly the size of seven football fields and will be bigger than Hyundai dry dock in South Korea, which is 490m long, 115m wide and 13.5m deep.

The dock will be built by converting one of the two existing wet docks, which is 680m long and 60m wide.

Work on the dock is expected to begin in a couple of months, according to the econmoictimes.com.

Pipavav already has a dry dock converted from a wet dock capable of handling ships of up to 5,00,000dwt.

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