In order to keep up with the ever increasing demand for satellite launches, the Indian Space Research organisation is gearing up to increase its rocket launch capabilities. Kay Bouvet Engineering has been awarded the contract for building the platforms for the second vehicle assembly building at Shriharikota, where the GSLV MkII and Mk-III rockets will be assembled.
The project consists of 74m high guide columns, with folding and singing platforms at 6 levels to enable access to diffirent parts of the vehicle. The platforms are vertically repositionable to meet the requirements for assembly of both GLSV mk II and Mk III vehicles. Associated hydraulic systems and control and instrumentation systems for movement of the platforms are also being supplied by Kay Bouvet Engineering.
Materials: IS 2062
Key Dimensions: 74 meters high columns
Total Weight: 3500 Tonnes