Goa Shipyard has delivered first Offshore Patrol Vessel (SLOP) to Sri Lanka Navy on 22nd July, 86 days ahead of schedule.
SLOPV contract is one of the major export contracts, being executed by GSL currently for friendly countries, Goa Shipyard announced last week.
The keel of the first vessel was laid on 10 Sep 2014 and was launched on 5th May 2016 at the hands of H.E. Mrs. Mridula Sinha Governor of Goa.
The shipyard has completed the 100% hull construction and handed over the vessel 86 days ahead of contractual schedule. With this, shipyard has succeeded in reducing build period of 2,500 tonnes OPV to nearly 3 years from 5 years taken till about 3 years back. Significantly, the handing over of first AOPV, designed in-house and built by GSL for Sri Lankan Navy, come on the heels of handing over of 5th CGOPV of the series of six OPVs on 07th July 2017.
In last 20 months, 5 OPVs have been delivered for Coast Guard, 2 FPVs & 11 FICs for Mauritius and this AOPV for Sri Lanka, besides other smaller projects, all ahead of schedule.
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Indian Navy has received proposal from Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to construct offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) armed with missiles. “We have submitted a proposal to the Indian Navy that all the future OPVs should be developed with the missile on board that will give more combat muscle to the vessel,” GSLs Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Rear Admiral (retd) Shekhar Mital told PTI today
India's Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has awarded INR 30,000 crore (US$4.8 billion) contract for 12 mine countermeasure vessels (MCMV) or minesweepers to Goa Shipyard
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The Sri Lankan Navy has taken delivery of the second advanced offshore patrol vessel from India's state-owned shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on Thursday, 25 days ahead of schedule. With this, shipyard has succeeded in reducing build period of 2500 Tonnes OPV to nearly 3 years from over 5 years taken till about 3 years back, GSL said in a press release
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India handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka during a transfer ceremony on September 5 at Naval Base, Kochi. "The handing over of the Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel to Government of Sri Lanka for training and surveillance purposes is a part of India's continuing efforts for cementing the historical and cultural ties between the two countries," the Indian coast guard said in a statement
The largest Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), received its commission by the President Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony in Colombo harbour on Wednesday. Constructed by the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in India and christened as 'SLNS Sayurala' is the first ever brand new AOPV purchased from a foreign ship builder, custom made for the specific requirements of the SLN
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