L&T, Pipavav shortlisted for Submarine project

Indian government has selected two private sector shipyards - Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company for Project 75(I) programme under which 6 six conventional submarines will be build for Indian Navy. The contract is expected to be worth around Rs 53000 crores. The tender, would be a ‘Buy and Make (India), which implies tie-ups for technology with foreign collaborators with substantial manufacturing in India. Among the potential foreign submarine contenders in the race for Project 75(I) are French DCNS ‘Scorpene’, Russia’s Rubin Amur 1650, the German HDW Type 214 and Spain’s Navantia S-80.


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