Inauguration of Integrated Cryogenic engine Manufacturing Facility (ICMF)
Sep 27, 2022
Today, Hon’ble The President of India inaugurated the integrated cryogenic engine manufacturing facility (ICMF) at HAL, Bengaluru, in the august presence of Hon’ble Governer and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Hon'ble minister of state for health and family welfare Dr. Bharati Pawar, Dr. K Sudhakar, minister of health and family welfare, Karnataka, CMD, HAL and, Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, DoS.
ICMF is established in Bengaluru by HAL to realise the cryogenic and semi-cryogenic engines required for the Indian space programme with a project cost of Rs. 208 crores . ICMF caters to manufacture and assembly of the engines under one roof. The facilities house many indigenous fabrication equipment, machinery, and surface treatment utilities.
Recalling the benefits of Satellites for the citizens, Hon’ble The President of India considered the ICMF inauguration as one of the major initiatives toward Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) and hoped that it would contribute to building a stronger India by 2047 through the next 25 years of Amrit kal.
CMD, HAL and Chairman, ISRO acknowledged and appreciated efforts rendered by all the stakeholders. While CMD, HAL congratulated ISRO for becoming the sixth country to master cryogenic technology. Chairman, ISRO recalled the very long association with HAL since the SLV days and continued trusted support for realising critical systems for ISRO.