Zorya-Mashproekt , a top-leading global manufacturer of gas turbine power plants for marine and industrial uses, has won a contract award to manufacture and deliver two of its M7H2 gas turbine power plants to equip the Talwar-class frigates being built for the Indian Navy by Goa Shipyard Limited, an Indian Government-owned company.
Deliveries under this contract have to be completed in July 2023, with one power plant system required to be delivered in December 2022, according to Ukroboronprom, the firm’s holding company.
Featuring a microprocessor control system, the M7H2 power plant generates 58,000 horsepower and allows for speeds up to 30 knots.
Zorya-Mashproekt has won several power plant contract awards from the Indian Navy over the past two weeks, at a combined value amounting to almost USD 100 million, Ukroboronprom has said.
Goa Shipyard Limited is currently building two of the Project 11356 Talwar-class multimission frigates that are scheduled for commissioning with the Indian Navy in 2026-27.
The Talwar-class frigates, or Project 11356 are a class of stealth guided missile frigates designed and built by Russia for the Indian Navy. For its Talwar-class frigate India has selected Zorya-Mashproekt’s power plant with which Project 11356 was initially designed.
In May 2020, India ordered the Ukrainian company to manufacture and deliver one M7N.1E gas turbine plant, presumably for integration into one of its future Talwar-class warships. The M7N.1E comprises two DS-71 cruise turbines and two DT-59 boost turbines in two engine rooms.
The Indian Navy currently operates a combined fleet of 150 gas turbine plants developed and manufactured by Zorya-Mashproekt