Syncrolift wins $32 million order

Rolls-Royce business Syncrolift has won a $32 million order to provide a ship lifting system at a new Indian naval base.

Rolls-Royce business Syncrolift Inc has won a $32 million order to provide a ship lifting system at a new Indian naval base.

The shiplift, said to be the first of its kind in India, is scheduled to go into service at the Karwar base, south of Goa, in the state of Karnataka, in late 2004.

The lift, with a capacity of almost 10,000 tons, is reportedly capable of handling all Indian Navy vessels up to and including the Delhi destroyer class.

The hoists, platform and associated ship transfer system will be made in India and project managed by Syncrolift, which has shiplift systems at 224 installations in 67 countries.

On the web