rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

HSL Signs Pact with Turkish Shipyard

Photo: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

Laxman Pai

India's Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has finalized Anadolu Shipyard (ADIK) Istanbul, Turkey, as their collaborator for construction of five Fleet Support Ships (FSS) for Indian Navy worth more than INR 160 bln (US$ 2.3 bln).

The Istanbul-based shipyard is a member of TAIS group in Turkey and will support HSL in designing and assist in construction.

HSL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral LV Sarat Babu said that this will enable HSL to imbibe best ship building practices and modern technology - pre-outfitting, modular construction and zonal painting.

Earlier, HSL had shelved the plan for forging a strategic partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries owing to the insistence for building the first ship in South Korea and source major components required for the project from there.

The Hindu quoted Sarat Babu as saying: "As per the latest development, the Turkish conglomeration named TAIS and HSL will roll out the first ship in four years. The project will give a big fillip to the MSME sector. All the five ships will be built in Visakhapatnam."

He further said that they would sign the contract with TAIS in a month followed by a formal agreement with the Navy for building the ships.

May 29, 2019



Port of Aarhus Orders New Tug from Uzmar

(Photo: Uzmar)

The Port of Aarhus and UZMAR Shipyard connected May 29 via video conference to finalize a contract

Russian JV Orders Walk-to-work Icebreaker

(Image: Royal Niestern Sander)

After a tender procedure, Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between

EPS Orders Gas Carrier Trio from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

© ilkercelik / Adobe Stock

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has secured an order for three medium sized gas


Video: Ferry Bajamar Express Completes Sea Trials

Bajamar Express (Photo: Austal)

The first of two Austal Auto Express 118 trimarans under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of

Fairbanks Morse Completes Engines for First OPC

(Image: Fairbanks Morse)

Fairbanks Morse announced it has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel

New Landing Craft Will Support RRS Sir David Attenborough

(Photo: Incat Crowther)

A new monohull landing craft will be one of two support craft on the U.K.'s polar research ship

Maritime Apps