L&T Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has won orders worth INR4.83bn ($86m) from Qatar-based Halul Offshore Services to build four specialised commercial vessels.
Under the deal, L&T Shipbuilding will be responsible for the design, construction, trials and commissioning of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) and two anchor handling, towing, supply and support vessels (AHTSSVs).
The company said that the AHTSSVs will be equipped with advanced diesel-hybrid propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning.
A bollard pull of 90t will be fitted to the AHTSSVs and they will be equipped to undertake emergency response and rescue, offshore supply, oil recovery, standby and other duties.
L&T has established shipbuilding capabilities at Hazira in Gujarat, India, and has a shipyard/port at Kattupalli near Chennai on the eastern coast of the country.
At its modular fabrication facility (MFF) yard at Kattupalli, the company builds specialised commercial ships and customised vessels as well as warships and submarines.
The company’s modular fabrication facilities have a combined fabrication area in excess of 1.2 million square metres with total fabrication capacity in excess of 150,000 metric tonnes.