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Harbour Engineering Department, a specialised department of the Government of Kerala engaged in the marine engineering sector, is now offering consultancy services to other states and organizations for the development of coastal infrastructure. The expertise and experience gathered over the years by the department in the investigations, planning, design, development, maintenance and administration of marine projects makes it the preferred consultant for the neighbouring states and regions.

 

This department was formed in the year 1982 to work as a service department to Fisheries and Ports Department of the Government of Kerala. The department has achieved expertise and experience in the execution of various civil engineering works connected with ports and harbours.

 

The activity of the department was extended to the fields relating to the development of Prawn/Fish Farms, Hatcheries, Nurseries etc. A good number of Engineers of the department are having Post Graduates in specialised subjects such as Ocean Engineering, Marine Structure, Ports and Harbours, Hydraulics, Aqua-culture Engineering, Port Operation and Management etc. and the expertise gained by them are reflected in the performance of the department.