Kattupalli, Tamil Nadu India

L&T’s Kattupalli facility is in Tamil Nadu on India’s east coast, near Chennai. The facility holds a mega shipyard for shipbuilding as well as retrofitting and conversions. The facility also holds an export-oriented Modular Fabrication Facility (MFF) offering an offshore platform and floating production-cum-storage units and similar products / systems for the oil & gas sector. L&T has a controlling interest in its joint venture L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB) with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (TIDCO).

The 400,000 sq. m. yard with the MFF has a heavy load-out jetty and an initial dredged channel of 6 metres below chart datum (upgradeable to 12 metres below chart datum). The future development plan will address construction facilities for deep-water floating and modular units. The length of the quay (jetty) is 84 km. Since tidal variation is minimal, it allows for year-round load-out and sail-out.

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