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Turkish firm selected to help build five ships for Indian navy

PTI Visakhapatnam
Updated: 12-07-2019 19:24 IST
Turkish firm selected to help build five ships for Indian navy

Turkish firm selected to help build five ships for Indian navy Visakhapatnam, July 12 (PTI): The defence-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here has selected Anadolu Shipyard, Turkey, as collaborator for the construction of five fleet-supportships for the Indian navy through a global tender. A delegation from the Turkish shipyard led by the chief executive officer of Anadolu Shipyard SualpOmer Urkmez visitedthe HSLfrom July 9-12, a press release said Friday.

The visit assumes significance in view of HSLs efforts to commence preparatory activities for upgradation of the shipyard and construction of the vessels at HSL, the release said. During the visit, discussions were held on the infrastructure and capabilities in design and construction of ships in a short period of four years, it said.

Chairman and managing director of HSL Rear Admiral LV Sarat Babu informed the delegates about the shipbuilding, ship repair activities and the expertise available at HSL. The delegation was also brief on the modernisation programme, implementation and progress.

The Turkish delegates expressed deep satisfaction over HSLs capability to design and buildsophisticated and high-value ships. They lauded HSL's efforts in upgradation of the shipyard to meet the future defence requirements, the release said. Also, Sarat Babu highlighted the requirement of a large number of sub-contractors withadequate manpower for undertaking numerous ship construction activities on concurrentconstruction of three 45,000-tonne ships at HSL, the release added..

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