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Meet Sujay Kewalramani, The Man Responsible For KMEW’s Success As A Global Player In The Field Of Marine Services

Sujay Kewalramani, CEO, KMEW

Posted on June 15, 2022

Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Ltd was incorporated in 2015, they are in the business of dredging and providing various marine services with innovative solutions to major ports of India, outside India, PSUs, Government Organisations and Multinational Companies. They have worked on multiple maintenance projects along India’s major ports and rivers making them one of the leading dredging companies in the country.

About CEO Sujay Kewalramani: Mr. Sujay Kewalramani holds a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of New Orleans. He has an extensive experience of over 15 years in the field of ship building, repairing, marine and dredging industry. Having previously worked with L&T Shipbuilding, Mercator Limited and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd., he has strong business acumen and a proven track record of driving business initiatives and strategies.

Please tell us about your industry & company background
Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Ltd started its business in the year 2015. Over the last 5 years, we have evolved from a small ship-repair unit to a dredging and ship-owning company. Currently, our company employs more than 100 employees. Our mission is to provide value addition to ports and marine establishments through holistic, innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions in the fields of Marine Engineering and Construction.

On an industry level, the domestic dredging industry is expected to be around $300 Mn for maintenance dredging & $100 Mn for capital dredging. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 4.4% during 2020-2026. Also, the industry is enthused by a few government initiatives like Sagarmala, the new Shipbuilding Financial Assistance Policy for Indian shipyards, the Make in India initiative and the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

What kind of services does the company offer?
We provide very tech-intensive and high-value, and essential services. We are one of India’s most reliable dredging companies, with a presence on the east and western coasts. Our geographical presence expands all the way starting form Kandla Port in the Western India to Calcutta port in Eastern India. Our other ancillary port offerings include Pilotage, Security of Patrolling as per ISPS compliance, mooring of vessels on the jetty and SPM operations, and repair and refit service.

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