ABG Shipyard has bagged a repeat order from the Ministry of Defence for building an additional cadet training vessel for the Indian Navy. The contract is worth about Rs 485 crore, the company said.

The vessel will be approximately 110 meters in length with the capacity to carry a light helicopter.

Designed to achieve a maximum speed of 20 knots, the vessel will be used to provide basic training to the naval cadets and trainees in activities such as disaster relief, search and rescue operations.

ABG Shipyard has delivered more than 160 vessels worldwide.

ABG Shipyard Ltd is one of the largest private sector ship-building companies in the country and the flagship of the ABG Group.

It is a manufacturer and service provider for a variety of ships such as bulk carriers, diving support vessels, anchor handling supply ships, anchor handling tugs, dynamic positioning vessels, cement carriers and vessels for the defence forces such as high speed interceptor boats and pollution control vessels.