Indian Navy INS Talwar (F40)
Indian Navy INS Talwar (F40)

India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Signs Marine Gas Turbine Engine Deal With Ukroboronprom

Manufacturing of some separate components of marine gas turbine engines produced by State Enterprise “Gas Turbine Research & Production Complex “Zorya”-“Mashproekt”, shall be partially localized in India. This is stated in the agreement, signed by Ukroboronprom and Indian state company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). Partial localization shall take place under a license agreement with BHEL, which includes payment of the corresponding royalty in favor of the Zorya-Mashproekt State Enterprise, which is a part of Ukroboronprom State Concern. Under the terms of the Indian state development program “Make in India”, while taking the decision to cooperate with foreign partners, preference is given to those companies whose production is at least partially localized in India.

“Signing this agreement will provide competitive edge of the products of the State Concern, expanding opportunities for new projects. We currently have the reason to speak of using our equipment for ships of the Indian Navy in the long run,”Oleksiy Zhukovets, General Director of Zorya-Mashproekty said.

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The agreement signed by Ukroboronprom and Indian state company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is an Indian government owned engineering and manufacturing enterprise based in New Delhi, India. It is under the ownership of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India. Established in 1956, BHEL is India’s largest power generation equipment manufacturer. Heavy Electricals (India) Limited was merged with BHEL in 1974.

Zorya-Mashproekt is a research and production complex that specializes in a gas turbine construction. The complex is located in the city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine and is part of the Ukrainian Defense Industries (Ukroboronprom) state corporation. On July 9, 1946 the Soviet government adopted a decision on establishing of the factory in Mykolaiv, while the city authorities found a spot in the southeastern suburbs of the city near a military airfield Kulbakine. Following the 2014 Crimean crisis, the Ukrainians refused to supply the Russian Navy with marine gas turbines from Zorya-Mashproekt, and so NPO Saturn has been commissioned to design new engines for the Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates.

Indian Navy INS Talwar (F40)
The Indian Navy Talwars features the Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine Research and Development Complex manufactured M7N.1E gas turbine plant which comprises two DS-71 cruise turbines and two DT-59 boost turbines in two engine rooms. (Photo by Indian Navy)

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