L&T wins significant Order for Part Construction of Two Fleet Support Ships

Indian Navy had signed a contract with HSL for design and construction of Five FSS for the Indian Navy in August 2023.

L&T wins significant Order for Part Construction of Two Fleet Support Ships

Larsen & Toubro's Precision Engineering Systems business division has secured a significant contract to construct parts for Two Fleet Support Ships (FSS) from Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), with the Indian Navy being the ultimate recipient of the ships.

Indian Navy had signed a contract with HSL to design and construct Five FSS for the Indian Navy in August 2023.

FSS are specialized naval vessels, which provide logistics and material support to the naval task force at sea. With more than 220 meters in length and approx. 45,000 Ton displacement, FSS would be amongst the largest vessels in the Indian Naval Fleet.

 

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In line with GoI’s vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, these first-of-its-kind vessels to be built in domestic Yards, will be concurrently constructed by both shipyards to meet the challenging delivery timelines.

This collaborative approach in shipbuilding will serve as a cornerstone for achieving strategic national objectives of rapidly enhancing the Indian Naval fleet while driving economic activity and technological advancement in India’s maritime domain.

In little over a decade from the receipt of L&T’s first defense shipbuilding order in March 2010, L&T has in-house designed, constructed, and delivered more than 70 defense vessels exemplifying its ‘Make in India’ capabilities, with the remarkable achievement of delivering most of these vessels either ahead or on schedule.

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L&T will construct the two Fleet support ships at its greenfield shipyard at Kattupalli, near Chennai on the east coast of India. It is India’s most modern shipyard, designed in-house and built to globally benchmarked technological practices.

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