Anadolu Shipyard Delivers LCT Ç-158 to Turkish Navy
ANADOLU Shipyard has successfully delivered to Turkish Naval Forces Command TCG Ç-158, the Eight vessel of three years long 8 strong vessel Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project.
On August 28th 2012 Tuesday, TCG Ç-158 is delivered to Turkish Navy with a ceremony who was attended by Captain Bülent Akgöl of İstanbul Navy Shipyard.
Also attended to the Ceremony Mr. M.Faruk Ürkmez, Chairman of ANADOLU Shipyard, Admiral (Ret) Metin Poyrazlar, Defense Coordinator, Mr. Ertuğ Yaşar, CEO as well as officers from Undersecretariat of defense Industries (SSM) and Turkish Naval Forces Command.
ANADOLU Shipyard is actually proceeding with 8 vessels Landing Craft Tank project and 2 vessels Landing Ship Tank project for Turkish Naval Forces Command. These vessels are built according to NATO and all other relevant Navy standards.
TCG Ç-158 is the Eıght vessel of the Project. Until today seven other LCTs of ANADOLU Shipyard were successfully tested and delivered to Turkish Navy.
The first LCT of ANADOLU Shipyard namely TCG Ç-151 was delivered on March 9th 2012,
the second LCT TCG Ç-152 on April 17th 2012;
the third and fourth LCTs TCG Ç-153 and TCG Ç-154 on April 27th 2012.
the fifht LCT TCG Ç-155 on June 15th 2012;
the sixth LCT TCG Ç-156 on June 1st 2012;
the seventh LCT TCG Ç-157 on July 13th 2012;
Thus for the first time a Navy project undertaken by a privately owned Naval Shipyard is completed on time and on scheduled as it was been planned to be 37 months back im July 2009.
Press Release, August 30, 2012