Private Shipbuilding Firm Wins Indian OPV Contract

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USCG Boutwell, Iraq(click to view larger) In June 2010, India’s largest privately-owned ship-builder, Pipavav Shipyard, won a Rs 2,600 crore (about $553.5 million) contract, as the lowest bidder to build 5 new 110m, 2,000t offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Navy. These would be more than mere coastal patrol boats, with expeditionary range throughout […]

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