Larsen & Toubro will build ships for the Navy, Hindustan Shipyard Limited has given the order

Navy: Hindustan Shipyard started the construction of ships under the agreement in Visakhapatnam in April 2024. The Indian Navy is to get these ships in the year 2027. The acquisition of these ships will greatly enhance the strategic capabilities of the Navy and will also increase the mobility of the naval fleet.

Jul 9, 2024 - 14:09
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Larsen & Toubro will build ships for the Navy, Hindustan Shipyard Limited has given the order

Larsen & Toubro Precision Engineering Systems, a subsidiary of the giant Indian company Larsen & Toubro, has received an order to build parts of the Fleet Support Ship (FSS). This order has been given by Hindustan Shipyard Limited, which has signed an agreement with the Indian Navy to build five FSS ships. The agreement was signed between the Navy and Hindustan Shipyard Limited in August 2023. Hindustan Shipyard Limited is a government company.

The Government of India approved the acquisition of FSS ships for the Navy in August 2023. Under this, the Ministry of Defense had signed an agreement of Rs 190 billion with Hindustan Shipyard Limited. Five FSS ships are to be built under the agreement. Hindustan Shipyard started the construction of ships under the agreement in Visakhapatnam in April 2024. The Indian Navy is to get these ships in the year 2027. The strategic capabilities of the Navy will increase significantly with the arrival of these ships and the mobility of the naval fleet will also increase.

It is worth highlighting that the design of the ships to be built under the deal will be indigenous, with 80 percent indigenous materials employed. An FSS ship will measure 200 meters in overall length. At the same time, the width will be 25 meters and the draft will be 10 meters. This 44 thousand-tonne ship will be able to go at 20 mph. This ship has a capacity for 190 men. FSS ships will feed the naval ships with gasoline, water, guns, and other supplies. After that, the navy fleet ship will be able to stay at sea for an extended period of time. Besides, FSS ships can also be used for evacuating people from troubled areas, during disasters and for delivering relief materials.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer