HSL ready for construction of IAC-II

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  1. Neeraj Mathur

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    HSL ready for construction of IAC-II

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    Hindustan Shipyard Limited, the largest shipyard on the East Coast, is ready to take up construction of next generation Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-II with nuclear power or using conventional diesel or gas turbines.

    In response to a communication by the Ministry of Defence to nine shortlisted shipyards in the country under ‘Make in India’ initiative, the city-based MoD enterprise has expressed its willingness to take up the construction.

    Highly placed sources told The Hindu that they were willing to build 60,000-tonne carrier. The sources said that HSL had sought clarification on beam and flight deck overhang and other requirements for the prestigious project. HSL, set up in 1941, has slipways, covered building dock, dry dock, and advanced facilities for shipbuilding, repairs and submarine retrofitting.

    Assistant Controller of Carrier Project Rear Admiral Surinder Ahuja, who is heading the study group set up by the MoD, has been entrusted with the job of zeroing in on the shipyard to take up the project.

    The Navy has asked, besides HSL, Garden Reach, Mazagon Docks Ltd, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, and Goa Shipyard Ltd in the government sector and L&T, Pipavav, ABG, and Bharti in private sector to submit Expression of Intent.

    India’s first indigenous construction of aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, is under construction at Cochin Shipyard at an estimated cost of Rs.20,000 crore. The 40,000-tonne carrier is scheduled to be inducted into the Navy in 2018. Soviet-made 45,000-tonne INS Vikramaditya was earlier with the Russian Navy as Admiral Gorshkov. IAC-II will be the largest and biggest with an air compliment of 50-plus aircraft. HSL, which was acquired by the MoD in February 2010, due to its strategic location, is making efforts to achieve a turnaround once it gets high-value orders.

    It is pinning hopes on getting orders for Landing Platform Docks and Strategic Operations Vessels (midget or mini submarines) to raise its order book from the present Rs.1,500 crore to Rs.12,000 crore.

    The company is one among the five shortlisted shipyards for construction of six next generation submarines at a cost of Rs.60,000 crore.

    SOURCE : THE HINDU
     
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  3. Adioz

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    Personally, I would be happy if H.S.L. stuck to making submarines and let Cochin shipyard handle the IAC-II. Lets see who gets what contract.
     
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    It needs heavy mordernisation to take up project like AC..Let her be busy with submarine and ship building programs....
    @Adioz buddy did you introduced yourself on introduction thread?
    No? Then do it now.:)
     
  5. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Nuclear ......... Please make Nuclear free from corroding steam pipes and the likes.
     
  6. charlie

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    HSL should be shutdown, or should be sold if any buyer is interested. It's manufacturing quality is really bad it seems.
     
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    If IAC 1 is assessed good by navy, there should not be doubts on who will build the IAC 2, after all no need for 2 builders, we are not going to have more carriers in navy to have 2 carrier builders .
     
  8. Adioz

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    You may be wrong on this. Read my post here:
    Indian Navy wants a 5 carrier fleet
     

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