One - Stop Destination for Solutions to Marine Related Challenges
DESCON is the official consultancy wing of the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. DESCON was functional since 1982 through the initiative of the then Head of the Department, Dr. Erno Weibeck, Visiting Professor from Rostock University, Germany. The DESCON has marked its signature in the state through the various projects done by then consultants including Dr. Dileep Krishnan, Dr. Krisnankutty P, Dr. Sivaprasad K, Dr. C. B. Sudheer, Mr. N R Krishankumar, M P George, etc. The members of DESCON are in active collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kerala Maritime Board, NPOL, NSTL, Cochin International Airport Ltd, etc.
Consultants are widely expertised in various industries including shipyards, civil, marine infrastructures, naval vessels etc.
As DESCON is the official consultancy wing of an academic institute, we have inhouse R & D division where R & D type of works are exclusively carried out with the help of scholars under the guidance of experienced faculty members.
As the industry faces new challenges daily, we are confident enough to take up non conventional challenging works.
Wide Range of Services
Our Completed Projects
Consultancy Works from various National and International, Government and Public Sector organisations were undertaken by DESCON.
Few consultancy works undertaken by DESCON for both the Central and State Government departments, and other private firms are listed below :
- Design of Ammonia Barge for Fertilizers and Chemicals, Travancore, Kochi (FACT), Govt. of India.
- Design of Coastal Bulkcarrier for Inland Water Authority of India, Govt. of India.
- Design of Solar Powered Ferry for Kerala State Water Transport Department, Govt. of Kerala.
- Inspection and Construction of Tourism Cruiser (FRP Boat) for Kerala Forest Dept., Govt. of Kerala
- Design of Fisheries Research Boat for School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, Kochi
- Study of Hydrodynamic Performance and Structural Analysis of Underwater Towed System, NPOL, KOCHI, DRDO
- Strength Assessment and Renovation of the Pier at Valiyathura, Department of Ports, Govt. of Kerala.
- Design, Technical Specification, Cost Estimation of 50 Pax Double Decker Boat
- Design, Technical Specification, Cost Estimation of 9 Pax Survey boat
- Construction Supervision and Stability assessment of Steel Pontoon
Dr. C. B. Sudheer
Former Consultant, Adjunct Faculty
It is my great pleasure and privilege to acknowledge that as a professional consultant in the field of maritime sector, I could actively get involved in DESCON during my career in the University. DESCON has provided us an excellent platform for professional practice and provided space for a real team work with intellects in the Department of Ship Technology. It evolved as an iconic brand in providing consultancy services in various areas of maritime sector and established its own identity and reputation in maritime industries and allied establishments, and thereby could create a real bonding for industry-institute interactions. After a few years of its dormant state, it is now a moment of joy that DESCON could breathe a fresh life so as to resurrect from its remnants and set its voyage with more vigour and enthusiasm to move the boundaries of knowledge even further. I wish DESCON the very best in all its future endeavours to sustain its reputation.
Dr. D. D. Ebenezer
Chairman, Hydro - Vibro - Acoustics Panel, Naval Research Board, DRDO
It is a matter of joy to observe, in recent times, the Department of Ship Technology (DoST), CUSAT grow from strength to strength and widen its activities and ambitions. The revival of DESCON is one of the many steps that the DoST has taken towards a stronger and brighter future. Naval Architecture and Ocean-related engineering are niche disciplines taught in only a few academic institutions in the country and the faculty of the Department have valuable knowledge and experience that few possess. Several young faculty with new skills and experiences have recently joined the Department of Ship Technology and they complement the experienced faculty. The DoST is proud to be the first in the country to award a B. Tech. degree in Naval Architecture and Ship Building. It always has a set of well-trained M. Tech. students and Ph.D. scholars who can assist the faculty to carry out research studies and do consultancy work in the areas of ocean related hydrodynamics and structures. The Department has gained eminence through the work of several stalwarts who have taught here and served the state and the country and I trust that it will be carried to greater heights in the future. I wish the faculty and DESCON the very best.
Dr. Dileep Krishnan
Former Consultant, Professor (Rtd.)
The revival of DESON after a temporary hibernation is an extremely gratifying event. DESCON, the official consultancy cell of the Department of Ship Technology, came into being due to the efforts of the pioneering batches of the B. Tech course in NA&SB, backed by the excellent support and encouragement of Dr. Erno Wiebeck, Head of the Department at that time. The aim and vision of DESCON was to foster academic-industry partnership with research and consultancy activities. Over the years, the DESCON team, consisting of faculty and students, has turned this vision into reality. DESCON has successfully undertaken consultancy projects for a wide array of prestigious clients in India and abroad, including DRDO laboratories (NSTL, NPOL and CVRDE), Cochin Shipyard Ltd., ClassNK, KREMENCO in Kuwait, CIAL, KSINC, KTDC, KSWTD, KITCO, FACT, etc., and for a host of small shipyards and boat operators in Kerala and other states of India. DESCON has also collaborated with the Kerala Maritime Board by framing and implementing rules and regulations for Inland Vessel construction and operation. Generations of B.Tech. and MTech. students have worked as project assistants and project associates in DESCON, gaining valuable professional experience. By the turn of the millennium, DESCON had built up a solid reputation based on the dedication and hard work of the faculty and students. As a former member of this illustrious organization, I wish the current DESCON team continued success in the coming years.
Department of Ship Technology,
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin-22, Kerala, India
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