L&T delivers two High Speed Interceptor ships to Indian Coast Guard

Larsen & Toubro has delivered two more High Speed Interceptor ships, C-433 and C-434, to Indian Coast Guard at the company’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai, seven months ahead of contractual schedule.

This is part of  the two contracts, which are  being  executed  by  L&T  for design and  construction  of  54  interceptors to  Indian  Coast Guard,  valued  at  Rs14.24bn ($263.7m).

With these two ships, the company has so far delivered 34 interceptors.

Made of aluminum alloy hull with waterjet propulsion, these ships travel with a speed of over 45 knots with maneuverability and are claimed to be ideal for high interception.

Larsen & Toubro CEO and managing director S.N. Subrahmanyan said: “We appreciate the urgent need of Indian Coast Guard to augment coastal security in these turbulent times. Our production is over one year ahead of schedule and we are ready to deliver the remaining 20 vessels to Coast Guard anytime suiting their operational requirements.

In June, L&T launched the Floating Dock for the Indian Navy, a giant platform. Currently, the company is undertaking trials of the dock prior to delivery to Indian Navy before November.