IGSL CUL­MI­NATES THE 04 X 1000T FUEL BARGES PROJECT FOR IN­DIAN NAVY WITH ALL DE­LIV­ER­IES AHEAD OF SCHED­ULE

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Goa Ship­yard Ltd (GSL) cre­ated yet an­other land­mark in the his­tory of In­dian Ship­build­ing In­dus­try, by de­liv­er­ing all 4 x 1000T Fuel barges, ahead of con­trac­tual sched­ule. The 4th and last barge “FUEL BARGE-13”, was de­liv­ered on July 23, 2018, 5 months ahead of con­trac­tual sched­ule, in the pres­ence of Cmde G. Shyam­sund­har, CSO (Tech), Kar­nataka Naval Area. The barge was cer­e­mo­ni­ously in­ducted into the In­dian Navy by Rear Ad­mi­ral K. J. Kumar, Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Kar­nataka Naval Area on July 24, 2018, at Kar­war.

For a long time, In­dian Navy was in short­age of self-pro­pelled 1000T Fuel Barges for fu­elling of large ships such as INS Vikra­ma­ditya. With in­duc­tion of GSL con­structed ef­fi­cient and mod­ern fuel barges, the In­dian Navy has got a shot in the arm as crit­i­cal op­er­a­tional re­quire­ment of fu­elling large ships would now be met by th­ese ocean go­ing ves­sels. The con­tract for con­struc­tion of 4x1000T Fuel barges was signed between GSL and In­dian Navy on Jun 4, 2015. And within a short du­ra­tion of three years all four fuel barges have been de­liv­ered by GSL, with the first be­ing de­liv­ered on Au­gust 17, 2018, and last one on July 23, 2018. The ves­sels are built to best qual­ity stan­dards of IRS class.

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