L&T has designed and build the FDN-2 for an order value of Rs 468 crore as per the orders placed by the Indian Navy. The Floating Dock will be delivered at Port Blair much before the contracted schedule. This validates the L&T’s capabilities to execute and deliver defence projects on time using Indian design, indigenous technologies and construction skills.
On completion of its launch at Kattupalli, FDN-2 would undergo a series of harbour trials and sea trials before the final handing over to the Navy. Once operationalized, it would enhance the technical repair infrastructure of the Navy for ships based at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands as well as for visiting friendly foreign ships requiring urgent repairs.
Larsen & Toubro announced the launch of the Floating Dock (FDN-2) designed and built for the Indian Navy at the company’s Greenfield shipyard at Kattupalli, near Chennai. This marks a significant achievement for L&T’s shipbuilding arm in designing, construction and project management of defence vessels.