Soon Indian Navy will inaugurate India’s first and biggest dry dock on September 28 by Defense Minister of India Mr. Rajnath Singh. In this article you came to know about every facts and details on Newest Dockyard made for Indian Navy. Here the top 10 facts about Indian Navy Biggest Aircraft carrier dry dock.
- Located inside the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, the new dry dock can accommodate aircraft carriers including the huge erstwhile Soviet-origin INS Vikramaditya and the indigenous Vikrant that is being built in Kochi.
- Construction major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has built the dry dock for the Indian Navy.
- Constructed over a period of nine years at a cost of Rs 1000 crore, the modern dry dock was built 300 m into the sea with only its head on land. For building the 281 m long dock and the wharves on each of its sides, a coffer dam was built with 114 piles of steel and concrete to keep the water out while construction was carried out on the sea bed.
- The silt removed from the site was 2.23 lakh tonnes, enough to lay 90 football fields. The project required 8000 metric tonnes of steel and 5 metric tonnes of concrete, one-and-a-half times that used in Mumbai’s iconic Bandra-Worli sea link.
- Concrete used for constructing the yard is 3 times the quantity used Bandra Worli Sea Link, Steel used to construct is equal two Eiffel Towers, Water in the dry dock can fill 20 Olympic-size swimming pools at 3-5 sec of time.
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- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 28, will inaugurate the state-of-the-art dry dock along the Arabian Sea.
- The only dry dock in the India that is surrounded by the sea from three sides.
- Pumps used in dock yard are so powerful that each one of them can fill a tank of 10,000 cubic meter in just 3-5 seconds.
- There are 8 pumps installed,can remove water from the dock and clean it in approx two-and-a-half hours time
- The dock can hold up to 200 million litres of water, Dock floor can hold ships weighing up to 90,000 tonnes.