India’s state-owned Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) has entered into an agreement with a consortium composed of five Turkish shipbuilders for the construction of five new 45,000-tonne fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy.
The TAIS consortium headed by Anadolu Shipyard will provide technical support for the construction of the vessels, which will take place at HSL’s facilities in Visakhapatnam.
Construction of the first FSS is set to begin by the end of 2020 and is expected to last four years. The remaining four vessels will be completed in 10-month intervals.
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