$100M pays India for two new engines on its Talwar frigates

KYIV, ($1=26.68 Ukrainian Hryvnia) – The state enterprise Zorya – Mashproekt has received a contract for the supply of two gas turbine ship units M7H2 for the state company of India Goa Shipyard Limited, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defense Express.

The first such power plant is to be delivered in December 2022, the second – in July 2023, the press service of Ukroboronprom writes. Over the past two weeks, India has placed several orders for Ukrainian-made power plants, the value of contracts reaches $100 million

According to the Concern’s press service, the M7H2 units have an upgraded microprocessor control system with a capacity of 58,000 horsepower and the ability to develop a speed of 30 knots.

Ukroboronprom also says that over the past two weeks, Zorya-Mashproekt has signed several contracts with Indian customers worth about $ 100 million.

It should be added that the Indian state enterprise Goa Shipyard Limited is currently building two multi-purpose frigates of the 11356 Talwar project, which are to be commissioned by the Indian Navy in 2026-2027.

$100M pays India for two new engines on its Talwar frigates
Photo credit: Defense Express

The basic project of the Russian frigate of project 11356 was based on the use of power plants from our SE Zorya – Mashproekt. When organizing its production of frigates of the 11356 Talwar project, India also decided to use power plants from Zorya – Mashproekt.

In May 2020, India ordered from our state-owned enterprise the supply of the M7N.1E propulsion system, consisting of two DS71 turbine turbines and two DT59 afterburner turbines, which will be installed on one of the future Talwar-type ships.

It is also obvious that these two M7H2 units will also be supplied for future Indian Talwar frigates.

According to Defense Express, more than 150 Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines are currently being operated on Indian Navy ships.

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