L&T signs $ 94.9m Contract

Monday, June 25, 2007
Construction and engineering firm Larsen & Toubro Ltd. won a $94.9m shipbuilding contract from BigLift Shipping of the Netherlands. L&T said that it would construct two ships for the Dutch company at the shipyard in its engineering complex at Hazira in Gujarat. L &T, which had forayed into shipbuilding last year, currently builds ships with a displacement of up to 20,000 dead-weight MT (DWMT) and also plans to construct a shipbuilding yard for bigger vessels. Production of the ships is scheduled to commence in June 2008 and the vessels shall be delivered by March 2010. The18,680 dwt vessels measure 154.8 x 26.5 m.

Shipbuilding

Japanese Yards Mull Shipbuilding Alliance

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Esvagt Makes Vestdavit MissionEase First Choice for Mission Bay

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Navy

This Day In Naval History: August 30

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This Day In Naval History: August 29

1861 - During the Civil War, Seaman Benjamin Swearer lands with troops from the steam sloop of war, Pawnee, and takes part in the capture of Fort Clark, at Hatteras Inlet, N.

USS Freedom Suffers Casualty

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