India signed with Turkey a $2.3 billion deal to jointly design and build five 45,000t Fleet Support Vessels (FSVs) for the Indian Navy. The project to manufacture the FSVs will be undertaken by India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and Turkish Shipyards.
Turkish Shipyards will modernize India’s local shipyard, design the ships, provide engineering services, planning and management of production, be responsible for the preparation of shipbuilding material specifications and main materials. The construction of the first FSV is scheduled to begin by the end of 2020. The ship is set to be delivered to the Indian Navy in 2024.