BY Priti Naik
The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) in Visakhapatnam. The ceremony was attended by industrialists, academicians and administrators. The CEMS was developed in association with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and the Indian Register of Shipping with an aim to bridge the skill gap, up-skilling and re-skilling of the current workforce.
With the assistance of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, CEMS supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gati Shakti initiative through skill development in four out of seven engines of growth identified, including ports, mass transport, waterways and logistics.
The Visakhapatnam facility has 18 state-of-the-art labs, covering every aspect of manufacturing from design, simulation, analysis and production. CEMS also has a Mumbai campus located at the Head Office of the Indian Register of Shipping which mainly caters to re-skilling.
Since its establishment, CEMS has been offering a wide variety of industry-relevant skill development programs, to equip students with employable engineering and technical skills in the areas of Ship Hull Design, Ship Detailed Design, Shipbuilding & Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), robotics and advanced digital manufacturing-factory concepts.
Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) is a skill development initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Shipping and the Indian Register of Shipping in line with the Prime Minister’s initiative of Skill India. The project aims to impart Industry 4.0 relevant training in the latest software & hardware tools and technology used in the engineering industry.
A one-stop comprehensive training centre for imparting high-end training in the latest software & hardware technology aiming to transcend designing & manufacturing processes to Industry 4.0 levels, to enhance productivity and optimize production costs. CEMS offers a skill development initiative with multi-industry applications in manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and heavy engineering.