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J & E Hall to enter Indian defence market

J & E Hall’s marine division is entering the HVAC and refrigeration sector of the growing Indian defence market.

Hall Thermotank Marine Systems, based in Glasgow, is attending the Shipping, Maritime and Marine Technology Exhibition in Mumbai on April 7 - SMM India is one of the world’s leading shipbuilding trade fairs.

Hall Thermotank design and sales manager Rob Etherington said: “The Indian defence market is expected to expand in a phenomenal way over the next ten years. We estimate that more than £50bn will be spent on defence equipment alone.

J & E Hall has been supplying HVAC and refrigeration equipment for the maritime sector for more than 100 years. We have worked for navies, commercial shipping and offshore firms across the world. We believe we have the know-how and track record to enter the Indian market. We believe professionals from the shipbuilding industry in India will be impressed by what they hear about J & E Hall.”

Hall Thermotank designs, supplies and installs a full range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for defence, commercial shipping and offshore platforms. The business is currently working on a contract to provide HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment for two fast attack craft for the Hellenic (Greek) Navy.

In India, Hall Thermotank will be looking to land contracts for work involving destroyers, frigates and offshore patrol vessels. Rob Etherington said: “Designing, installing and commissioning HVAC and refrigeration equipment for shipping has its own disciplines.”

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