Ukraine to Supply Marine Propulsion Systems for Indian Navy Frigates

Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine

Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine Research and Development Complex, a state-owned enterprise, which is a part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, has signed a contract with India’s Goa Shipyard Limited for supply of two most up-to-date M7H2 units for the needs of the country’s Navy.

Turbo-power units shall be installed at new multi-purpose frigates, which will soon be built at the Indian shipyard. According to the contract, the first unit should be ready in December next year, the second one – in July 2023.

Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Makarov Project 11356. Russian MoD picture.

M7H2 units have an upgraded microprocessor control system, 58,000 horsepower and allow for the speed of 30 knots.

Goa Shipyard Limited is an Indian Government owned ship building company located on the West Coast of India at Vasco da Gama, Goa.

Over the past two weeks, Zorya-Mashproekt, Ukraine’s designer and manufacturer of marine and industrial gas turbine plants, has signed contracts with Indian customers totaling about 100 mln USD.

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On November 20, 2018, Rosoboronexport signed a contract with Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) worth about $ 500 million to assist in the construction of two Russian Project 11356 frigates at GSL shipyard for the Indian Navy, with the transfer of licenses and technologies by the Russian side. This contract was in addition to the $ 1.2 billion contract signed in October 2018 by Rosoboronexport for the construction of two Project 11356 frigates in Russia at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad for the Indian fleet.

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