The Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) is likely to get a larger dry dock on its campus at Thevara, by end of this year after being delayed by a few months due to covid conditions in the country. New Dry Dock will be 310-meter long and 75-meter wide, built at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,700 crores that will enable it to construct mammoth vessels such as LNG carrying vessels and bigger aircraft carriers.

The PSU shipyard, where the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was being built was recently handed over to the Indian Navy pending official induction later this month on India’s independence day and is working with the Indian Navy for the development of next-generation Indigenous aircraft carrier. has been told that the larger dry dock will be capable of handling vessels up to Suezmax, aircraft, aircraft carriers of 70,000T displacement, jack-up rigs, LNG vessels, etc. CSL also has offered to deliver Vikrant sister class aircraft carrier in 5 years flat if Indian Navy desires, but due to fund crunch, Indian Navy is not only at 65000-70000T displacement aircraft carrier but instead is looking to develop 55000-60000T displacement aircraft carrier that will be enlarged version of current 45000T design.

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