Operations Department headed by HOD (Ops) is the line department of DCI and is
responsible for undertaking the dredging operations to fulfill the contractual obligations of DCI.
All other departments extend support services to Operations Department in meeting the above
responsibilities. Operations department is responsible for monitoring and control of various
projects undertaken. Operations Department exercise control over all the Project Offices as well
as all the Vessels. Project Offices are headed by Project-in-charge (PIC) and Vessels are headed
by Masters. Masters of all DCI vessels, report to PICs who in turn report to HOD (Ops).
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To achieve and monitor the MOU targets for the current financial year
Planning and execution of all projects, with emphasis on timely completion as per contracts.
Optimum utilization of dredging equipment / resources
Effective implementation of management systems like QMS, EMS etc. as per Standards
Compliance to Statutory Rules and Regulations
Review of systems and procedures to initiate cost reduction measures
ROLE OF OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT:
Main function of the Operations Department is facilitating Marketing Department for
identification of suitable works for the dredging fleet under its control for continued
deployment of dredgers in India and abroad.
Based on the details received from the Marketing Department, Operations Department will
study the tender and other documents to assess the feasibility of the proposed Projects to
identify most suitable dredger(s), dredging methodology, etc., if necessary, after carrying out
site visits, soil investigation, surveys, etc.
Operations Department carries out study of the following site conditions for assessing the
feasibility of the project:
Site conditions by collecting data such as the nature and type of dredging, purpose of
dredging, quantity to be dredged/reclaimed, method of disposal, nature and
characteristics of the material to be dredged, approaches to the dredging site, physical
facilities available at/in and around dredging areas such as electricity, water supply, stack
yard facilities, space for assembly and launching of floating pipeline equipment,
availability of cranes, bull-dozers, pay-loaders, back-hoe, bunkers, lube oils, transport
Availability of floatation for the dredgers and other floating crafts, sea and hydrological
conditions such as waves, tides, floods, tsunamis, currents, hydrographic information
such as soundings, high water and low water lines, marshy areas, coral reefs, details of
the sediment, siltation, and other factors affecting the maintenance of the depths in the
dredging area, subsoil information regarding its dredgeability.
Meteorological conditions such as weather, climate, temperature, rainfall, humidity,
cyclones, typhoons, seismological conditions such as volcanic zones, earthquakes etc.
On assessment of the operational feasibility of taking up the Project, the production
parameters taking into consideration various factors as enumerated above are assessed along
with Project Engineering Department and the time required for dredging the given quantity
and the duration of the Project duly taking into account the probable non-operational time, is
assessed and informed to the Marketing Dept. during discussions wherein clause-wise
deliberations are made for submitting the offer by the Marketing Dept.
Operations Dept. along with Marketing Dept. participate in the pre bid discussions with the
client and obtain/ provide clarifications on various aspects spelt out...