India’S First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2) Launched (Download PDF)


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Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, and Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition has launched India’s first indigenously (self build) Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai.

India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

India’s First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

Key Facts

  • Floating Dock is a self designed and built platform with state of the art machinery & control systems.
  • It is capable of docking warships of up to 8000 Tons displacement.
  • The Floating Dock has high capacity Ballast Pumps and advanced automated Ballast Control System.
  • The dock has covers with the FDN-2 which able for repair & refit activities in rainy weather conditions.
  • L &T Shipyard has designed and built Floating Dock (FDN-2), Yard 55000, by at Kattupalli under the Make-In-India milestone for self-reliance in shipbuilding.
Location of Kattupalli Port Chennai

Location of Kattupalli Port Chennai

Location of Kattupalli Port Chennai

About Kattupalli Shipyard

  • The Kattupalli Shipyard is a large shipyard project build by L&T Shipbuilding Ltd.
  • It is also a Captive Port Complex.
  • TIDCO and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have jointly developed it in two phases and its functioning was started from 2012.


  • TIDCO (Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation) was founded in 1965 as a governmental agency of Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Its main objective is to develop industries in the state under the formulate policies which helps industry in growth and in establishing of industrial estates.
  • Its headquarter is located at Chennai.

About L&T InfoTech Company

  • L & T stands for its founders Henning Holck Larsen and Soren Kristian Tourbo.
  • It is global IT Company and it’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It was founded in 1938.
  • It is sixth largest IT Company in India which provides engineering solutions, construction, manufacturing goods and financial services. L&T was known as the Company of the Year in Economic Times 2010 awards.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 24, 2017


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