IRS and MPUVNL sign MOU towards classification and certification of solar boats

Press Release:  Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), an International ship classification society and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (MPUVNL), have signed an MOU towards classification and certification of Solar-Electric boats thus providing the requisite fillip in the promotion of Government of India’s vision of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. This initiative will strengthen the use of renewables with an overall aim to promote sustainability.


Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd is a corporation established by the Government of Madhya Pradesh as the nodal agency for implementing various programs and policies of the Government of India as well as State Government in renewable energy sector.


The Scope of the MOU covers technical review of the specifications, inspection during construction and certification of material, components, and equipment. IRS will also provide other technical services including review of documents as well as training to MPUVNL personnel.


Chairman of MPUVNL Shri. Giriraj Dandotiya stated ‘The partnership will benefit us immensely drawing from subject matter expertise of IRS, our trustworthy partners, in successful completion of all planned project’.


Shri. Vijay Arora, Managing Director of IRS said: “We are pleased to partner with MPUVNL with an aim to provide high quality technical services to enhance the use of renewable energy. We sincerely thank and appreciate the efforts of Chairman – MPUVNL, Shri. Giriraj Dandotiya who was instrumental in this collaboration from conceptualisation to finalisation of the MOU. We also thankfully acknowledge contributions from all senior officials at MPUVNL.”


Managing Director of MPUVNL, Shri. Karamveer Sharma, IAS, said “Through this MOU we will be able to achieve the desired solar potential using the services of a highly reputed technical body such as IRS.’

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