The largest warship and first aircraft carrier to be designed and build in India.
The aircraft carrier displaces about 40,000 metric tons, is 262 metres long and has a tailored air group of up to thirty aircraft. It is powered by four gas turbines on two shafts, generating over 80MW of power. INS Vikrant will have capacity for a crew of 1,600 people.
Upon completion, INS Vikrant will be the biggest warship ever built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. It has two take-off runways and a landing strip with three arrester wires, capable of operating STOBAR aircrafts including the indigenous LCA, as well as a range of helicopters.
The engine rooms of INS Vikrant are protected by the SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system for fire fighting combined with a bilge foam protection system.
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During the development stages of the ultra large A380, it became evident for Airbus that a need to transport the large parts of the plane from manufacturing site to manufacturing site would arise. This transport is done by sea – using a RoRo vessel. The RoRo vessel "Ville de Bordeaux" was built at Jinling Shipyard in China in 2004 and is protected with a Danfoss Semco low-pressure CO2 system for engine room total flooding and cargo holds.
When built, Carmen was the largest car carrier in the world, with a capacity of almost 8,000 cars. As is customary, the engine room and car decks are protected by a low-pressure CO2 system. Danfoss Semco has a long standing relationship with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and therefore we were invited to provide the fire-fighting system for this series of five vessels.
Nobody wishes to ever use this system, but even after 35 years on board a vessel, you need to feel confident that the system will work in case of a fire. This is the reason why many ship owners all over the world look to Danfoss Semco for low-pressure CO2.