Dr. S. Kathiroli is widely known as India’s leading ocean engineering expert. Dr. S. Kathiroli was founder Director and head of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), India’s premium ocean research institute, from 1993 to 2011. He has over 40 years of Expertise and has successfully completed over 150 projects along India’s coastline including a few assignments in islands.
Commenting on the appointment, COMACOE’s founder and MD, Mr. Sanjeev Rai said that “It is a proud moment for all of us to have someone as distinguished as Mr. Kathiroli to join us and I believe this is yet another testimony to the growing strength of COMACOE as a leading player in the niche marine engineering and construction space, which will be undoubtedly further optimized by Dr. Kathiroli’s involvement and mentorship and we would continue to grow profitably and deliver value to all our stakeholders.”
COMACOE (Coastal Marine Construction & Engineering Ltd.) is an ISO 9001, multifaceted EPC company providing specialized integrated marine services including Geosciences, EPC, Marine Construction and O&M of specialized marine installations.
Over a 25 year history, COMACOE has developed an unified and synergistic services profile with unique, unparalleled end-to- end capabilities for EPC & Construction (with focus on near-shore and onshore infrastructure projects). An aggressively cautious, bold but calibrated approach has led to transnational growth with projects for leading multinational clientele being executed in diverse geographies across India, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Sudan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Mexico, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria & Senegal.
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Brief profile of Dr. S. Kathiroli
Dr. Kathiroli was founder Director and head of NIOT from 1993 to 2011, which is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. His vast knowledge in Ocean Engineering encompasses Administration, Teaching, Research & Development, Industrial consultancy, Consulting Industry, Construction and maritime administration. This includes over 6 years in consulting industries dealing with Master Plans for Ports, Design of ports & harbor Structures, Offshore platforms, Intakes and outfalls for power plants etc. Dr. Kathiroli has successfully completed over 150 projects along India’s coastline including a few assignments in islands.
Dr. Kathiroli earned his Ph.D. in Maritime Structures from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1988 under Commonwealth Scholarship. He also holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Kanpur (1981) and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Madras University (1978), He initiated his career with consulting companies such as EIL and also taught Offshore Structures at REC, Calicut for few years before being chosen and deputed by Ministry of Earth Sciences to NIOT.
Dr. Kathiroli has, to his credit, over 30 technical publications and 2 books. He is a consistent speaker at technical conferences and seminars worldwide and has called off many conferences and training courses himself throughout his career. He has been responsible for many “firsts” and break-throughs in the ocean engineering world, from a national strategic perspective.
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