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L&T launches Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2) for Indian Navy

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On June 20, 2017, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the launch of a Floating Dock (FDN-2) designed and built for the Indian Navy at the company’s shipyard at Kattupalli, near Chennai.

  • The floating Dock was formally launched by Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition at an impressive ceremony.
  • Vice Admiral DM Deshpande was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.
  • J.D. Patil, Senior Executive Vice President & Whole time Director (Designate) of L&T Defence and Vice Admiral B. Kannan (Retd), MD & CEO of L&T Shipbuilding were present at the ceremony.

L&T was mandated by the Ministry of Defence in May 2015 to design and build the FDN- 2 for an order value of Rs. 468 Crore.

Specifications of Floating Dock:

The Floating Dock (FDN-2), Yard 55000 is an indigenously designed and built platform with state of the art machinery & control systems.Launch of L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2)

  • It is the first Naval shipbuilding project for L&T.
  • The Floating Dock is 185m long and 40m wide.
  • It is capable of docking warships of up to 8000 Tons displacement.
  • The dock has high capacity ballast pumps, along with advanced automated ballast control system.
  • It covers provided with the FDN-2 facilitate repair & refit activities in inclement weather conditions.
  • FDN-2 will now be put through a series of harbour trials before delivery to the Navy.

Quick Facts about Larsen & Toubro (L&T):

Larsen & Toubro was founded in year 1938.

  • It is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 17 billion in revenue.
  • Headquarters of L&T is located in It operates in over 30 countries worldwide.
  • M. Naik is the Group Executive Chairman of L&T