Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL) today signed a contract with GE Aviation for development and supply of ring forgings for GE Aviation military and commercial engine program. The first five-year contract valued over 100 crores (USD 15 M), involves supplying both steel and nickel alloy forgings for shrouds, cases, rings and seals. Mr Chandrashekhar Yavarna, Senior Director, Global Sourcing Strategy, GE Aviation handed over the contract document to Mr M S Venkatesh, Executive Director, Foundry Forge Division.
With the contract award, GE Aviation has initiated the development of a raw material supply chain in India as part of its “Make in India” and “AatmaNirbhar Bharat” strategy. The award of the contract followed HAL’s successful bidding in GE’s Global request for quotes (RFQ).
The ring forgings will be manufactured at HAL’s newly established, state-of-the-art ring rolling facility at the company’s foundry and Forge Division in Bengaluru. The division has, after a rigorous audit process, obtained GE Aviation approvals for its quality system and special processes.