New Delhi: Maharatna steel PSU, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Thursday said it has supplied 4,000 tonnes of steel plates for the construction of the seventh frigate ship as part of the P17A project of the Indian Navy.
The P17A Project comprises the construction of seven ships, of which six have been launched between September 2019 and August 2023.
The seventh frigate ship is scheduled to be launched on Friday by Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankar, SAIL said in a statement.
"SAIL has again contributed significantly to India's defence capabilities by providing the entire quantity of special steel plates of about 4,000 tonnes for the construction of the seventh frigate ship under the indigenous P17A Project for the Indian Navy," it said.
SAIL has supplied a total of 28,000 tonnes of steel for the construction of these vessels.
The company has supplied high-grade steel for various defence projects, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, warships INS Udaygiri, and INS Surat, among others.