New Delhi: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Wednesday said that it has supplied entire 4000 tonnes of special steel for India's indigenous sixth frigate ship, "Vindhyagiri," which includes special rolled plates from New Plate Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant.
The ship is part of the Project P17A initiative undertaken by the Indian Navy and is being constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). Hon’ble President of India Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to launch the frigate on August 17, 2023.
The steel supplied by SAIL for the "Vindhyagiri" frigate comprises DMR 249 A grade HR Sheets and Plates. Under the ambit of Project P17A, a vital endeavor that envisions the launch of seven ships, the upcoming launch of "Vindhyagiri" marks the successful construction of the sixth ship. SAIL's involvement in this ambitious project further exemplifies the company's steadfast dedication to foster indigenous growth and innovation in India's defence sector.