Ministry of Defence Signs Contract with Cochin Shipyard Limited for Mid Life Upgrade and Re-Powering of INS Beas

Defence Industry

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence signed a contract on October 16, 2023, in New Delhi for Mid Life Upgrade and Re-Powering of “INS Beas” with Kochi-based Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) at an overall cost of Rs 313.42 Crore.

INS Beas is the first of Brahmaputra Class Frigate to be re-powered from Steam to Diesel Propulsion. After completion of Mid Life Upgrade and Re- Powering in 2026, INS Beas will join the active fleet of the Indian Navy with a modernized weapon suite and upgraded combat capability.

The transformative maiden re-powering project marks a significant stride in the maintenance philosophy of the Indian Navy and repair capabilities of CSL. The project would involve more than 50 MSMEs and would lead to generation of employment for more than 3500 personnel.

The project will be a proud flag bearer of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in consonance with the Make-in-India initiative of the Government of India.