Hindustan Ship Yard

6.4 Km the nation's biggest ship bulding yard is located at Gandhinagaram at Vizag. The ship yard has tour berths. each 167.6 mts long a good educational and enteraining centre. One of the important components of Visakhapatnam economy, the Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam is credited with the establishment of one of the most significant shipyards in the city. The first president of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation of the shipyard in 1941.

A government of India undertaking, HSL was built to facilitate an efficient shipyard to serve customers better. Mr. Ajit Tewari is the current Manging Director of HSL, Visakhapatnam. Covering a sprawling area of 46.2 Hectares, the Hindustan Shipyard is equipped with latest technologies. The shipyard has top of the line storage and logistic facilities, plasma cutting machines, modern cranes, separate Quality Checking department, vigilant cell, welding machines and every other necessary component required to run a modern shipyard. The Ship repairing unit of the shipyard has facilities like water jet cleaning, grit blasting, dynamic balancing, hydraulic elevators etc.

One of the major shipbuilding establishments of the country, HSL is a ISO 9001 – 2000 organization. It maintains a separate safety department to ensure safe working environment and a training center to impart human resource development lessons and technical trainings. The esteemed organization provides housing, medical and educational facilities not only for its employees but for the general public as well.

n 1940, Walchand Hirachand started the construction of the shipyard, initially known as Scindia Shipyard. Jal Usha, the first ship to be constructed fully in India was built here in 1948 and inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. A few months later, the government took control of the shipyard, given the importance of this industry for the growth of economy. In 1961, it fully acquired the shipyard.