16 Apr '18, 3pm

Turkish shipyards join forces to develop engine

Turkish shipyards join forces to develop engine

ANKARA, Turkey — Five Turkish shipyards have joined forces to build a consortium in order to develop the country’s first indigenous ship engine. The shipyards Sedef, Anadolu, Sefine, Selah and Istanbul, all privately owned, have formed Turkish Associated International Shipyards, or TAIS, that will design, develop and produce engines for military vessels. Sualp Urkmez, CEO for Anadolu Shipyard, said the consortium aims to produce the first engine prototype within two and a half years and start serial production within four and a half years. The need to earn engine production capabilities is obvious. “Turkey is the only country in the world that can produce vessels of all types (including military) but does not have an engine production plant,” said Metin Kalkavan, chairman of a federation of Turkish maritime chambers. Kalkavan said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/04/16/turkish-ship...

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