posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 12:04 PM
another artist's impression :
The ship has a length of 252 m, breadth of 58 m, draft of 8.4 m, depth of 25.6 m and a deep displacement of 37,500 tonnes. The ship will be propelled
by four GE LM2500 Gas Turbines same as the Type 17, generating a total power of 80 MW (1,20,000 HP approx.) thereby enabling the ship to do a maximum
speed of 28 knots. The ship will have an endurance of 7,500 NM at 18 knots and the logistics endurance of 45 days. The ship will have a complement of
1560 i.e. 1400 sailors and 160 officers. It can carry a maximum of 30 aircrafts and 17 of these can be accommodated in the hangar. The air operations
can take place up to sea state 5. The ship will have two runways, one with ski jump and a landing strip with 3 arrester wires.
Design of this prestigious ship is being undertaken by the Navy’s own Design Bureau at Kailash Colony in New Delhi under Cmde MK Badhwar and Cdr
Kushawa as the main elements besides their strong team. The preliminary design has already been completed and the work related to detailed design is
in hand. Production drawings for approximately 5000 tonnes of steel work are already available in the yard. The ship will be built using IHOP
(Integrated Hull Outfit and Painting) method and modular construction for which GODREJ, STACO of Korea and a firm from Dubai are in competition. The
ship will be constructed using high strength ABA grade steel developed in house between DRDO and SAIL. About 456 tonnes of steel has already been
received in the yard from Russia and Bhillai. The ADS will require about 20,000 tonnes of steel.
Leading Italian ship design and construction yard M/s Fincantieri has been selected by CSL to assist them in integrating the main propulsion system,
making the main engine room layouts and for preparation of the Build Specifications for the ship. The inputs in respect of MiG-29 K will be provided
by the Russians who will also assist in the associated design work for aviation facilities such as Flight Deck, Hangar, Aircrafts Lifts, Ammunition
Lifts, Aircraft Launch & Recovery systems etc.
Major Project Milestones
The steel cutting of ADS is scheduled to begin on 11 Apr 05 and the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri will be the chief guest for the ceremony. The keel of the
ship is to be laid in Oct 07 with lowering of pre-outfitted engine room blocks into the Building Dock at CSL. The ship after construction and trials
is scheduled for delivery in 2012.