A high-level team from Russia, JSC “Rosoboronexport”, Baltic Shipyard, VINT and United Shipbuilding Corporation is on a three-day visit to HEC regarding co-operation in the field of propeller Shafts.

The Government of India has presently approved manufacturing of various warships. Mazagon Dock Ltd. has taken a lead for manufacturing presently approved Warship projects and have identified HEC as the potential source for various mechanisms like propeller shafts, rudder stock, stern gear system etc. Avijit Ghosh, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, HEC has shown keen interest and is taking all efforts to tap the business potential.

Recently, Director (Marketing) Rana S Chakravarty visited Baltic Shipyard for preliminary discussion on co-operation. Baltic Shipyard along with JSC “Rosoboronexport” showed interest to venture with HEC and has planned their visit at HEC to see the facilities.

In the past, HEC has manufactured and supplied Propeller shafts to the Naval Ship builders: Goa Shipyard Ltd, Mazagon Dock Ltd., Cochin Shipyard Ltd. etc. Shafting & Propellers for Indian Navy Ships are identified as potential ‘Make in India Project’. Presently shaft-lines and components are largely of import nature where the import content is much higher.

MDL and HEC are putting efforts for indigenous development of advanced propulsion system for warships of Indian Navy with technology from M/S Baltic Shipyard Russia.