The 275 Men Accommodation Barge was the first DP2 vessel to be built in India. The hallmark of the design was its simplicity – very simple but unorthodox concept to tackle a complex problem. Many heads came together for the project. It took 2 years for completion, from order placement to delivery.
The WID does not “scoop”. But it does “bring up” – not outside but within the water. A totally out-of-box concept from a Dutch Naval Architect, unexplored in India till this vessel.
Off-beat projects need some specially designed, unusual type of equipment. Tolerances are fine, design undergoes changes after start of production, special materials are required, etc. It is necessary to not only identify the correct OEM but to be associated with the OEM during the manufacturing process.
SOURCING AND VENDOR DEVELOPMENT Let us assume that we have started with an excellent design for a new building. Does that guarantee that you will finish an excellent product? No, certainly not.