Pipavav Shipyard Limited should construct second aircraft carrier for India

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  1. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    Pipavav Shipyard Limited (PSL) a prominent private-sector shipyard in India, located in Pipavav, in southern Gujarat coast and also one of the largest Shipyards in India spread over almost 500 acres, with massive dry docks of over 680 meters length and 62 meters might be birth place for India’s next Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC II).

    If Sources are to be believed Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) which is constructing Vikrant class carriers (IAC I) which is a Conventional-powered STOBAR carrier with displacement of 40,000 tons ,can only build aircraft carriers with displacement up to 40,000 tons only due to its limited size of the dry docks .
    While IAC-II which is still on the drawing board will have higher displacement of 65,000 tons and will utilize steam catapults, which will also be able to accommodate more aircrafts and larger aircrafts (AEW aircraft) order for which is expected to be placed by mid or end of 2011, will require bigger dry docks then the current dry docks which CSL have.

    Recently Defence minister A.K Anthony had said that from 2011 onwards PSU will have to compete with Private ship builders to meet growing needs of Indian navy and coastguards.

    Pipavav Shipyard Limited is also working on a larger Dry dock which is over 700 meters long and 65 meters wide when completed in 2012 it will be second largest dry dock in the world so PSL will be a logical choice to construct IAC-II for Indian navy.

    Indian Navy have not officially confirmed if it will be going for a 65,000 tons IAC-II aircraft carrier or will stick with another 40,000 tons very similar to the first carrier ,but Navy’s effort to buy four carrier-based fixed airborne early warning and control aircraft does suggests that IAC-II might be 65,000 tons aircraft carrier .

    Request for information (RFI) to provide fixed-wing early warning platform has been issued. But source have confirmed it is not toping Navy’s priority list. Navy has also send RFI to acquire new line of 4.5 generation fighter jet for the second carrier which has been responded by same vendors currently in the race to provide 126 jets to Indian air force under MMRCA contract. Experts believe that a CARTOBAR based IAC-II aircraft carrier will enable Navy to operate in future fifth generation aircrafts like N-AMCA or N-FGFA ,since Aircraft carrier generally have service life 40 to 50 years .


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  3. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    new improvement in defence contract.
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    Pipavav Shipyard gets $660 million Indian
    navy order; posts FY-11 profit
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    30 May, 2011, 1236 hrs IST, Reuters
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    MUMBAI: Pipavav Shipyard Ltd on Monday said it
    won an order from the Indian Navy worth 29.75
    billion rupees ($659.6 million) and swung to a
    consolidated net profit in full year FY11, sending its
    shares up as much as 3.75 percent.
    India's largest shipbuilder by market capitalisation
    said it was the first to receive the warship
    production license from the Indian government
    and has signed contracts to build five naval
    gunboats and offshore patrol vessels for the
    Indian Navy.
    "Increasing focus of government of India on
    indigenisation of defence production will propel
    private participation in this segment," the firm
    said in a presentation to investors.
    It expects the government to spend $50 billion to
    contruct naval defence vessels in the coming
    years.
    Last week rival ABG Shipyard also said it received
    industrial licenses for design and construction of
    naval warships and support ships.
    Pipavav, which has an orderbook of about $1.5
    billion, has strategic tie-ups with foreign partners
    including SAAB Dynamics, Northrop Grumman
    and UK's Babcock Group for defence production.
    The company has also seen a revival in demand
    from the global offshore industry, as firms raise
    exploration and production expenditures.
    It has signed contracts worth $110 million with
    ONGC for 12 offshore support vessels. Pipavav,
    which has the largest dry dock in the country,
    capable of accomodating ships upto 400,000
    DWT, is adding a dry dock adjacent to the
    existing facility on the south western coast of
    Gujarat, at a cost of around $230 million.
    For the year ended March, the company posted a
    consolidated net profit of 436.9 million rupees
    compared with a net loss of 460.7 million rupees
    in the previous fiscal.
    It expects its "order book to grow multifold and
    consequently EBITDA to improve significantly," it
    said.
    The firm has submitted bids for more offshore
    projects and is evaluating enquiries for defence
    projects.
    Its shares were trading 1.35 percent higher at
    82.65 rupees in a choppy Mumbai market.
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    Pipavav Shipyard gets $660 million Indian navy order; posts FY-11 profit-Shipping / Transport-Transportation-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times on Mobile
     
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    CSL having the capacity to build vessels up to 1.1 Million tons and repair vessels up to 1.25 Million tons, the largest such facilities in India.The yard has delivered two of India’s largest double hull Aframax tankers each of 95,000 DWT.
    i dont think that this is right"If Sources are to be believed Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) which is constructing Vikrant class carriers (IAC I) which is a Conventional-powered STOBAR carrier with displacement of 40,000 tons ,can only build aircraft carriers with displacement up to 40,000 tons only due to its limited size of the dry docks".
     

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