This mega shipyard is located at Kattupalli, about 40 km north of Chennai. The state-of-the-art yard is equipped with automatic blasting and priming line, plasma cutting machine and advanced hydraulic press / forming machines and large assembly workshops with heavy material handling facilities.
The yard's build strategy maximizes pre-outfitting at the block level. Marine coating shops and pipe shops are designed to handle the complete load of the yard. A Pipe shop, Electrical shop and Machine shop add to productivity. Dedicated shops are available for Ship Repairs, Refits and Mid-Life Upgrade activities.
In April 2019, the yard achieved a five star grading from its Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, making it the first Indian shipyard to achieve the feat and positioning it amongst a select few in the world.