Who we are
HOOGHLY DOCK & PORT ENGINEERS LIMITED (HDPEL), situated at Kolkata, is one of the oldest shipyards in India. It was established in 1819 in private sector and called as Hooghly Docking & Engineering Company Limited. Subsequently, Port Engineering Works (PEW), which was with M/S. Andrew Yule & Company, was merged with Hooghly Docking & Engineering Company Limited, the Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Limited (HDPEL) was formed. As both the units of the company had been suffering heavy losses for want of fresh investment and modernization, through an act of Parliament entitled” The Hooghly Docking & Engineering Company Limited (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Act, 1984″, Government of India had nationalized the Company so as to utilize the available infrastructure through necessary investment for modernization and increase the capacity for shipbuilding and ship repairing in the country.
The nationalized Company named Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Limited had remained with the Ministry of Industry till 27.07.1986 and thereafter transferred to the Ministry of Surface Transport. Presently, HDPEL is under Administrative control of Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.
Why Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Ltd
Our mission is to offer one-stop ship building and repairing solution to our customers while working with an experienced team of project managers, engineers and technicians, who are dedicated to excellence. We wish to share our way of doing business with you. Our team has the commitment and expertise to provide customers with the cost-effective and robust solutions. Your goal is our goal. That’s just how we work!
Our philosophy is to provide the best shipbuilding services to our customers while retaining international production standards.
We promise to ensure quality control at every step, and retain an international standard of fabrication based on expert engineering, the very best imported machinery and an in-depth understanding of the client’s specifications.