Team Millennium has successfully completed fabrication of high quality Retractable Covers for Floating Dock Navy 2 (FDN2).
This is Indias first indigenously built floating Dry Dock for the Indian Navy at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli under Make in India Vision. FDN 2, designed for docking Indian Navy ships and submarines of up to 8,000 tonnes of displacement would enhance the technical repair infrastructure of the Navy for ships in Port Blair. The Retractable Covers are unique and first of its kind project as no Floating Dock in the world has such Covers. The FDN2 was launched on 20th June 2017 by Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition and Executive Vice President and a Whole-time Director (Designate) of Defence Shri J. D. Patil. The Sea Acceptance Trials will be conducted at Kattupalli and Port Blair.
About our Project: There are 2 nos. covers of 25 m length, about 30 m width and 12 m height. One cover retracts under the other, travelling on rails which are laid on either wing wall of FDN2. Each cover consists of 7 frames which are erected in 3 sets. Team MADPL alongwith its subcontractors M/s AMS Marine Services Pvt Ltd has been working ceaselessly to achieve the target dates. The quality of the work was well appreciated by the Vice Admiral DM Deshpande. Completion of first phase of erection of covers has established our Marine Division credibility to undertake unique unprecedented projects with highest quality and timely delivery.
Fabrication of high quality Retractable Covers (25 meters x 30 meters x 12 meters) for Floating Dock Navy 2 (FDN2) at L&T Shipbuilding, Kattupalli