Visit L&T’s Kattupalli Shipyard (Chennai) with DefenceAviationPost


Having entered the defence sector three decades back, India’s engineering, construction and manufacturing conglomerate, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has worked extensively with organisations like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy in their indigenous design and development programs across Fight, Move and Float segments in that sequence.

The company not only builds a Warship or Submarine as a platform, but it has also build major equipment, systems & controls in-house. Over the years for the Navy alone, L&T has developed a wide portfolio of Weapon Systems, Engineering equipment, logistics equipment, life support systems, Automated Power Distribution and Control Systems, Platform Control Systems, De-gaussing Systems, Radar and Sonar related systems, etc.

Presentation By on L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli



Besides, L&T’s Kattupalli shipyard is specially designed for modular construction of warships and submarines and integral with a 21500 Ton Ship Lift and Traversing system is yet another example of in-house designs. Needless to verbalise, the yard is built with in-house expertise and constructed within the house from waterside and marine works to construction of workshops and special facilities like ship lift and traversing system.

It is noteworthy that L&T’s equipments and systems are installed across 70 operational and 43 under construction Indian Naval & Coast Guard Platforms.

That gives L&T a special ability to compete as well as handle complex platforms and integration, having done the same with DPSU Shipyards as equipment and systems suppliers who must provide installation and integration support till commissioning of the platform.

To be specific, L&T has built a spectrum of products in Naval Engineering domain including range of Weapon launchers, Fire Control Systems, Systems for Sonar, Radar (Sensors), Electrical Systems, Control Systems, Engineering systems and logistics equipment, etc.

L&T has participated in Naval indigenisation programs over past three decades and partnered with all the Govt. owned shipyards for delivery of indigenously developed equipment and systems. These have been fitted and operational on board 70 ships in Indian Naval and coast guard service and 43 ships under-construction ships across Indian Yards.

Today, L&T has more than a dozen R&D / technology centres which are accredited by DSIR Govt. of India to carry out research in diverse areas of operation which are critical for nation building such as Defence, Nuclear Power, Space,Supercritical Power plants, Electrical & Automation, Construction, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, Valves as well as Hydrocarbon sectors.

L&T has to its credit nearly 200 products and systems for Defence Sector designed indigenously. A third of them developed in collaboration with DRDO and having gained maturity while being hand held by DRDO in early days, the rest have been through in-house efforts and resources.

L&T’s dedicated Submarine Design Centre, specialises in total digital design, developing digital mock up integrated with Virtual Reality, PLM and ERP, matching with global best standards. L&T’s Warship Design Centre is evenly equipped with high end design tools and we have built track record in-house design of Interceptor Boats, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Floating Dock besides inhouse designs for Corvettes, Fast Patrol / Attack crafts.

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Interview of L&T’s Senior Vice President, Head Defence & Aerospace L&T, Jayant D Patil, who told that “L&T is bullish and we expect to see order inflows of up to Rs 50,000 crore over the next 3-4 years from major defence programs.” 

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Interview of L&T Shipbuilding’s MD &CEO, Vice Admiral (Retd) B Kannan, who says L&T’s Two Shipyards Together have ample capacity to take on emerging defence and commercial opportunities.

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L&T Gets Additional Orders To Build High Speed Interceptor Boats for The Indian Coast Guard

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