Chowgule opens yard

India's Chowgule Group has teamed with the UK's HSOG to set up a new repair yard.

The $200m Lavgan Dockyard on the west coast of India will maintain and modify FPSOs and rigs.

Built over the last five years, it has deep-water quays and a 10,000-tonne Rolls-Ropyce lift.

Andrew Boardman, CEO of oil and gas maintenance company HSOG, said: “This is a truly significant milestone for the world offshore market, allowing the service of offshore assets in the Indian subcontinent in a purpose-built facility."

The Indian group's Chowgule Steamship is a bulker owner.