India-based Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) signed a technical cooperation agreement with TAIS Shipyard last year as part of its fleet support vessel (FSV) project, which is expected to be worth about TWO billion US dollars.
A year after the signatures were signed, new statements were shared from India on the operation of the project. Anadolu Shipyard, a partner of TAIS Shipyard, will transfer technology to FSV, the Hindustan Times reported.
At the end of this year, it was reported that a shipbuilding order from the Indian Navy is expected to arrive, noting that Turkey will transfer technology for five FSVs, while Turkish engineers will go to India to assist with the project.
Under the announced construction plan, HSL will deliver the first fleet support tanker to the navy within four years and the remaining platforms in as few as 10-12 months. The FSV will be 230 metres long and have 45,000 tons of displacement.
The agreement signed with Turkey will begin after an order from the Indian navy. The Navy is expected to request FSV by October 2021.