18. November 2013
India’s largest shipyard, Pipavav, to implement IFS Applications
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited (PDOC) has selected IFS Applications™ for its ship building and ship repair operations. The solution will streamline and support PDOC’s project-based operations at its 841-acre shipyard in Gujarat, India.
IFS Applications provides an end-to-end solution encompassing a powerful project-based solution (PBS) combined with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time. The solution will help PDOC streamline its operations and increase overall efficiency by replacing its numerous stand-alone IT systems with a single integrated solution.
“IFS’s successful track record globally with other shipyards allowed us to make this selection with confidence,” Mr. Rajiv Shukla, CEO of Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd said. “We have a rapidly growing, project-oriented business environment and an integrated, proven project-based IFS solution will help us manage projects across functional areas. We also perform repair and upgrade projects for ships and offshore assets; IFS provides comprehensive repair and maintenance support as part of their application suite. With our second dry dock underway, a solid order book, and having just delivered five Panamax bulk carriers of 74,500 DWT and multiple offshore supply vessels, we have a proven capability to deliver. We look forward to a successful roll-out of the IFS solution.”
“IFS is delighted to have the opportunity to work with a dynamic organization like Pipavav,” IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia managing director Ian Fleming said. “With Pipavav’s state-of-the-art engineering complex and growth aspirations, implementation of a world-class system such as IFS Applications shows their commitment to global business best-practices, improving efficiency and enhancing corporate governance in line with international shipyards.”
About Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company
Pipavav Defence (PDOC) is promoted by SKIL Infrastructure Ltd. (SKIL), the flagship company of SKIL Group, which has pioneered path-breaking infrastructure projects both in India and abroad since 1990. PDOC is the largest shipyard in India and one of the largest in the world. Spread over 841 acres, it is conceptualized with a vision to be one of the best defence companies in the world for building strategic defence assets, offshore assets and heavy engineering. With its state-of-the-art, advanced infrastructure is the only modular shipbuilding private sector defence shipyard in India, with a capacity to build fully fabricated and outfitted blocks. The modern fabrication facility is spread over 3 million sq. ft., inclusive of a dedicated offshore fabrication yard. The shipyard has the second largest dry dock in the world, measuring 662 meters in length & 65 meters in width. The second dry dock measuring 750 meters in length and 105 meters in width is currently under development and will be the largest dry dock in the world upon completion of the project. The shipyard has unique capability of pre-erection berth of 980 meters long and 40 meters wide and two Goliath cranes with combined lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes. More information is available at www.pipavavdoc.com
IFS™is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.
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