Centena Group company, Maritronics India Private Limited (MIPL), a leading Marine Equipment & Marine Spare Parts supplier & system integrator has collaborated with Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier shipbuilding and General Engineering company in India, to boost indigenous research and development efforts in the maritime sector in the niche field of Maritime Communication & Navigation technology, catering to a wide range of marine products for both commercial and defense purposes. While facilitating innovation, the collaboration is aimed at Govt of India’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (Self-Reliant India) initiative.
In logical progression, Maritronics India, unveiled its EDGE brand at INMEX SMM India, South Asia’s leading maritime exhibition and conference. The unveiling of the product was made at the hands of IG HK Sharma, DDG (Tech), Western Seaboard, Indian Coast Guard, in the presence of Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Limited and DIG Sudhir Sahni, CSO (Tech), Indian Coast Guard. At INMEX SMM India, Maritronics India showcased a range of indigenously designed and developed EDGE products, including EDGE RADAR AJNA, EDGE FOG UDHAK, EDGE ECDIS GAMAYA EX-1, EDGE CONING SYSTEMS etc.
EDGE RADAR AJNA is an in-house developed radar, suitable for all types of vessels, offering solid-state and magnetron-based scanners. It features a user-friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI) and can be wirelessly monitored from locations other than the bridge, enhancing navigation and safety.
EDGE FOG UDHAK SX1 is a highly accurate, compact, maintenance-free, type-approved Marine Fiber Optic Gyrocompass (FOG) designed for all types of marine vessels.
EDGE GAMAYA EX-1 ECDIS is a user-friendly, future-proof navigational system with a touchscreen-compatible GUI. It supports multiple regional and national languages, making it versatile for various vessels. This system superimposes AIS and radar data onto navigational charts, providing accurate information about surrounding ships and enhancing safety features.
EDGE CONING SYSTEM is the latest system for aggregating sensor information on the bridge for all types of vessels, transforming the bridge into a vessel observation control centre. This system is closely integrated with EDGE ECDIS and RADAR for a seamless navigation experience.
“Over the next year, our focus would be to achieve 2 million dollars in exports from India through the EDGE brand. We hope to achieve this through our collaboration with GSL and the fact that we are in the process of setting up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Chennai. We take immense pride in our ability to seamlessly integrate almost all marine navigation analogue radar scanners. We have also been granted type approval for our Fibre optic gyro and ECDIS, by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), which emphasises our commitment to excellence in the maritime navigation industry.” said Sri Venkatesan N, Director, Maritronics India Pvt. Ltd.
“Moving ahead with the Vision of ‘Make In India’ and developing state of the art technologies, GSL has partnered with M/s Maritronics to provide indigenous solutions in the field of Navigation and Communication Equipment. This synergy between public and private sectors, is envisaged to provide a major boost to the countries ability to enter into this niche segment which till date has been dependent on foreign players. This collaborative effort would also provide a much-needed impetus to our export capabilities in this segment of products and could fulfil the government’s “Make in India and Make for the World” objective too”, said Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay, CMD GSL.
This collaboration between GSL and Maritronics India is poised to be a game-changer in the maritime industry, fostering innovation, self-reliance, and indigenous growth in the Indian maritime sector.