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L&T Bags Rs. 1432 Crores Defence Order for 7 Patrol Vessels

MoD contract affirms L&T’s design & build capabilities

Mar 31, 2015   15:21 IST 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract valued at Rs. 1432 Crores by the Ministry of Defence for the design and construction of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The contract is part of the government’s initiative to strengthen India’s coastal security.


OPVs under the project are long range surface ships, capable of operation in maritime zones of India, including island territories with helicopter operational capabilities. Their roles include coastal and offshore patrolling, policing maritime zones of India, control and surveillance, anti-smuggling and anti-piracy with limited wartime roles.


In keeping with Government’s ‘Make in India’ focus, complete design and engineering of OPVs is planned to be undertaken in-house at L&T’s Warship Design Centre. The first OPV under the project is scheduled to be delivered within 36 months from signing of the contract. Subsequent OPVs shall be delivered at six months interval.


L&T is already executing MoD contracts for design and construction of 54 fast Interceptor Boats (IBs) for the Indian Coast Guard. 25 IBs have already been delivered so far to ICG with the latest boat having been delivered 23 months ahead of schedule.  L&T is targeting to complete delivery of all boats far ahead of schedule.


With contracts for 54 IBs and 7 OPVs, L&T is positioned as the largest supplier of patrol vessels to the Indian Coast Guard.



Larsen & Toubro is a major Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services, with global operations. Its products and systems are marketed in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.

Mr. M V Kotwal, Whole-Time Director & President Heavy Engineering
Mr. M V Kotwal, Whole-Time Director & President Heavy Engineering
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