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L&T bags Rs 483-cr order to build 4 vessels - 2012-06-11

L&T Shipbuilding has bagged orders worth Rs 483 crore to build four specialised commercial vessels. The orders, from Halul Offshore Services Company, Qatar, are for design, construction and commissioning of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) and two anchor handling, towing, supply and support vessels (AHTSSVs). The PSVs will be equipped for firefighting, rescue and standby, offshore supply and oil recovery. The vessels will have diesel-electric propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning capability.

Dynamic positioning is a computer controlled system to automatically maintain a vessel's position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters. The AHTSSVs with a bollard pull of 90 tonnes will be equipped for emergency response and rescue, offshore supply and oil recovery. L&T has shipbuilding facilities at Hazira on the west coast and at the shipyard-cum-port complex at Kattupalli, near Chennai, on the east coast.

Source : Hindu Business Line