Bharati Shipyard (BSL) was incorporated in 1976 with an intention to build a modern shipbuilding yard. The company started its journey as a partnership in 1968 among seven people. Later on the company was promoted by P C Kapoor and Vijay Kumar, naval architects from IIT Kharagpur.
The company has emerged from developing inland cargo barges, to manufacturing deep-sea fishing trawlers and state-of-art dredgers, to ocean going tractor tugs, cargo/container ships, tankers, etc.
BSL has broadened its business activities by venturing into ship repairs and has obtained a ‘Dry Dock’ license issued by the Mumbai Port Trust to carry out afloat and dry docking repairs to hull and stern gears in the Trustees Docks.
The company’s manufacturing facilities are located at Ratnagiri, Ghodbunder, Kolkata and Goa. It operates a subsidiary -- Pinky Shipyard -- in which BSL holds a 51% stake.
In India, company has clientele namely Mumbai Port Trust, Calcutta Port Trust, Chennai Port Trust, Kandla Port Trust, Paradip Port Trust, The Great Eastern Shipping Company, Reliance Industries, Gujarat Maritime Board, Indian Navy Ministry of Surface Transport
Internationally, company caters to clients like Qatar Shipping Co, Cyprus Ports Authority, Al Jaber Est, Abu Dhabi, Halul Offshore Services, Qatar and Tartous Port General Company.
Bharati Shipyard and Apeejay Shipping have entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement in order to set up large modern shipbuilding yard along the eastern coast of India.
Bharati Shipyard also plans to augment its capacity for making ships up to 170 metre lengths, especially Handysize vessels in the size range of 150 to 170 meters of up to 25,000T DWT.
It also plans to develop a dry dock of 176 x 33 mts that would facilitate carrying out underwater work, besides accommodating larger Handysize vessels.
The company also proposes to increase its crane capacity to 120 m with a span of 50 m to cater to the increased capacity after the proposed expansion.