An integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing Facility (ICMF) worth Rs. 208 crore (US$ 25.51 million) has been established by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to handle all rocket engine production for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under one roof.
President of India, Ms. Droupadi Murmu, will inaugurate the cutting-edge ICMF on September 27, 2022, which has been constructed over a 4,500 square metre area and features over 70 high-tech tools and testing facilities for the production of cryogenic (CE20) and semi-cryogenic (SE2000) engines for Indian rockets.
An MoU was signed with ISRO in 2013 for the establishment of a facility to produce cryogenic engine modules at HAL’s Aerospace Division. It was later updated in 2016 to allow for the establishment of the ICMF with an investment of Rs. 208 crore (US$ 25.51 million).
Cryogenic engines are the most often used engines in launch vehicles worldwide. Only a few nations- the US, France, Japan, China, and Russia have mastered cryogenic technology to date due to the cryogenic engine’s complexity.