Indigenous Submarine Assembly Workshop of India Inaugurated at Mazagon [ Current Affairs ]
Manohar Parrikar a Union Defence Minister has inaugurated state-of-the-art submarine assembly workshop at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is considered as a major step near self-sufficiency in the submarine construction for the Indian Navy.
- The newly built Submarine Marine Assembly Workshop is a pre-engineered building structure.
- It was completed at a cost of Rs. 153 crore.
- It has capability to handle construction of multiple submarines simultaneously and it is also possible to assemble five submarines in the workshop at the same time.
- The workshop has structures:
- sewage treatment plan
- grey water treatment plant
- rain water harvesting
- oily water separator plant for treatment of sewage
- oily water and grey water respectively
- with zero discharge into the municipal drains
- This facility will support MDL to go in for a second line of submarines concurrently which is bring together Scorpene class submarines at its East Yard in association with DCNS of France.
- This facility will confirm minor suspensions in building indigenous submarines for Indian Navy in the long run along with the envisaged second line of Scorpene submarines under strategic Project P 75I.
- It will also give improvement to India’s acquired capacity to build submarines in the early 1980s which had constructed two submarines, INS Shalki and INS Shankul under a technology relocation agreement with German HDW.
- But form last 20 years no other submarines were built after India decided to buy Kilo class submarines from Russia.
- Published on: May 31, 2016