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GSL ties up with MTU-Germany to manufacture navy ship engines

IANS  |  Panaji 

The Ltd (GSL), a defence ministry facility, tied up with MTU-to manufacture Series 8000 engines, which are fitted on offshore patrol vessels, as part of the 'Make in India' programme, an said on Thursday.

"Since main diesel engines constitute the heart of a ship and are among the major high value imported equipment items onboard ships, the collaboration will aid to significantly increase the indigenous content onboard ships constructed in It will also provide a strategic edge to Indian defence sector," GSL said in a statement here.

The agreement between GSL and the German was signed at the ongoing DefExpo 2018 at Chennai.

The agreement includes transfer of technology related to local manufacture of engine components, engine assembly, testing, painting and major overhauls. Series 8000 engines are the largest and most powerful diesel engines with a power output of up to 10 megawatts, the statement said.

"This venture will be a game changer. Plans are in place to progressively increase the indigenous content and with a strong in India, we are confident of achieving significant indigenous content in these engines.

"Besides creating self-reliance for India, it will usher in new opportunities for the local industry for indigenisation," Mittal also said.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 19:42 IST