Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals will set up a joint venture with Ukrainian Zorya Mashproekt to maintain the gas turbine power plants of Indian warships, International Business Times reports. The factory will be set up in India so that the Indian military can save money by not having to send engines to Ukraine for service maintenance.
According to International Business Times, Zorya turbines are extensively used in major Indian warships, including five Rajput class destroyers, three Delhi class destroyers and sixteen 1241RE Veer-class fast missile corvettes.
Ukrainian Zorya Mashproekt produces marine gas turbine engines, marine gears and complete propulsion systems for virtually all types of ships and vessels. In fact, the Ukrainian enterprise held a monopoly in the former USSR on developing gas turbines for navy vessels.