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LAUNCHING OF 2ND FPV YARD 2114

The second of the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) ships being built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was “Launched” today, 31 Mar 18 at Raja Bagan Dockyard Unit of GRSE, Kolkata.

Following maritime traditions, the ship was “Launched” by Smt. Bibha Krishna, wife of Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM,SM, VSM, General Officer Commnading in Chief, Eastern Command. Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director (GRSE), Shri A K Nanda, Director (Personnel), Cmde S.Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding) and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), GRSE Yard 2114, the 2ND of the series of five ships  being constructed for Indian Coast Guard, will be launched by Smt Bibha Krishna, wife of Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command.

The ship will be launched with its proposed name ANNIE BESANT. Anne Besant, the famous theosophist, socialist, women right activist, writer, orator and supporter of Irish & Indian self-rule.

Keel of this ship was laid in this Dry Dock on 11 August 17. The ship is being launched within a span of 5 ½  months from keel laying, a credible achievement, made possible through the concerted efforts of all Stakeholders, Team GRSE, CGRPS  & his team of overseers, the Classification Societies, ABS & IRS and the subcontractors of GRSE in block fabrication.

Fast Patrol Vessels  have been entirely designed by GRSE’s Central Design Office, and these ships are an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessels earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard. With an efficient hull form developed in house and proved after extensive model testing, these ships are designed to achieve speeds in excess of 34 knots. These fuel efficient & powerful platforms are well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. They will be fitted with state of the art Main Engines with advanced control systems & Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. These ships are also fitted with 40/60 Gun as main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

It is also noteworthy that GRSE’s Diesel Engine Plant at Ranchi has supplied the main engines in collaboration with MTU, Germany while GRSE’s Deck Machinery Taratala unit has supplied the Anchor Capstan.

With the active support and co-operation from  various sub-contractors in various shipbuilding activities, the capabilities of this Mini Ratna Defence Shipyard has increased manifold enabling quality production of Warships and auxiliary ships in shorter time frame. All these achievements have been possible due to untiring efforts of highly skilled and dedicated workmen, supervisors and officers of the shipyard who are determined to take GRSE to much greater height in the near future.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

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Keel laying of Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), ‘GRSE Yard 2117’

1.    M/s. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata laid the keel of Yard 2117 (5th  of the series of five Water Jet Propelled Fast Patrol Vessel) for Indian Coast Guard on 20 February 18 at its Raja Bagan Dock Yard.  The ‘Keel Laying Ceremony’, a major milestone in the ship construction process, was undertaken by the senior most operative, Shri Ranajit Kumar Mondal, of the Raja Bagan Dockyard, in the august presence of Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Shri S.S.Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri A K Nanda, Director (Personnel), Commandant Atul Kumar of Indian Coast Guard and other senior officials.

2.    This ship will be constructed at Rajabagan Dockyard by adopting integrated construction technology which will ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launching, and is expected to be delivered to the Indian Coast Guard by end 2019.

3.    ‘Fast Patrol Vessel’ an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form  has been developed in house and proved after extensive model testing to achieve speed in excess of 34 knots. This fuel efficient & powerful platform is well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. This ship will be fitted with State of the Art Main Engines with Advanced Control Systems & Water Jet Units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. This ship will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

 

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Assistive Aids for Differently abled persons of Ranchi, Jharkhand on 27 Jan 18

GRSE had signed a MOU with ALIMCO on 27 Oct 2017 for distributing assistive aids to approx 250 differently abled persons of Ranchi, hailing from marginalized section of society for project cost of Rs. 20 lakhs. Total 249 beneficiaries (160 male and 89 females) were provided aids/appliances such as tricycles, wheel chairs, crutches, hearing aids, smart canes etc. Shri A.K. Nanda Director (Personnel) GRSE, Sri D. Vijayam, Chief General Manager (Engg & DEP.), GRSE with their good ladies and Shri A.K. Mahapatro, General Manager (HR&A) GRSE in presence of other officials of GRSE and ALIMCO distributed assistive aids/appliances to differently abled persons on 27 Jan 18.

L53 has achieved a unique feat of successfully completing her Weapon trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy, and is being delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilder’s Liabilities.

With the handing over of IN LCU 53, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

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HANDING OVER OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L53” TO INDIAN NAVY

The third of the eight “Mark IV LCU vessels”L53”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 09 Jan 18 at GRSE, Kolkata.

L53 is fitted with two MTU 16V 4000 M 53 marine diesel engines each fitted with one fixed pitch propeller generating 2 X 1840 KW power. She is also fitted with 2 X CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Guns, 2 X HMG and 4 X MMG to provide artillery fire support during attack missions.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd.) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Officer Commanding the Ship Lt Cdr Vikas Anand at a the ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior acceptance by the Navy. 
Senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the occasion. The ship boasts of 90.84 % indigenous content.

The Mark IV LCU vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The first ship of the Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016 and the second ship was commissioned in 2017. The ship measuring 62.8 X 11 M with a displacement of around 950 Tons has an endurance of around 1500 nautical miles at 12 knots speed. The ship also boasts of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 216 personnel. During the Sea Trials, L53 had registered a speed of about 15 knots.

L53 has achieved a unique feat of successfully completing her Weapon trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy, and is being delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilder’s Liabilities.

With the handing over of IN LCU 53, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2018

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Launching of GRSE built Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), ‘Yard 2113’

The First of the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) ships being built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was “Launched” today, 30 Dec 17 at Raja Bagan Dockyard unit of GRSE, Kolkata.

Following maritime traditions, the ship was “Launched” by Smt. Kadambari Saxena, wife of Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director (GRSE). Rear Admiral AK Verma (Retd), Former Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE was the Chief Guest of the Event. Shri SS Dogra, Director (Finance), Cmde S.Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding) and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The entire design of these FPV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by Indian Coast Guard. The contract for construction of these new design FPV ships was concluded on 7th March, 2016.

The ship is 50M long, 7.5M wide with a displacement of around 308 Tons. The ship is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles. She is equipped with 03 nos Main Engines with advanced control systems, Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. These ships are also fitted with 40/60 Gun as main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

After launching, balance fitting out of equipment, readiness of ship systems and setting to work of equipment/ systems will be completed. Finally the ship would be put to sea for trials before commissioning.

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Keel Laying of Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), ‘GRSE Yard 2115 & Yard 2116’

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata laid the keel of Yard 2115 & Yard 2116 (3rd & 4th of the series of five Water Jet Propelled Fast Patrol Vessel) for Indian Coast Guard on 30 October 17 at its Main Works Unit. The ‘Keel Laying Ceremony’, a major milestone in the ship construction process, was undertaken by Shri Kumar Krishna Debnath & Shri Prasanta Kumar Koley, of the GRSE, Main Yard, in the august presence of Commodore PR Hari, IN (Retd), Director, Shipbuilding (I/c), GRSE and Commandant Atul Kumar of the Indian Coast Guard. Senior Officials from the GRSE and Indian Coast Guard were also present.

These ships will be constructed at GRSE, Main Yard by adopting integrated construction technology which will ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launching.

Fast Patrol Vessel’ an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form developed in house and proved after extensive model testing to achieve speeds in excess of 34 knots. This fuel efficient & powerful platform is well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. This ship will be fitted with state of the art Main Engines with advanced control systems & Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. This ship will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

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GRSE & COOPER SIGN MoU

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), a Government of India undertaking – Ministry of Defence has entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cooper Corporation one of India’s leading engine manufacturers, for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine application.
The MoU was signed by Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance on behalf of GRSE and Mr. Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation in the Pune on 16 Oct 2017.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands available in the market, currently. Cooper Corporation will helm the design & manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW – 500 KW. GRSE will integrate these DG set at their workshop at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers – Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Shipbuilders in India and abroad.
Expressing his views on the tie-up, Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), said, “We are happy to partner with Cooper Corporation for the development of high quality, clean and fuel-efficient engines to meet the requirements of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This MoU will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise, making it a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between GRSE and Cooper Corporation.”

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HANDING OVER OF INS KILTAN

The third Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette named “Kiltan” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was formally “Handed Over” to Indian Navy today, 14 Oct 17 at GRSE, Kolkata.
The highly-sophisticated frontline warship was formally handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) VK Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE to Rear Admiral Kiran Deshmukh, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Technical), HQ, Eastern Naval Command at a brief ceremony held in the presence of other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE.
GRSE is building four ASW Corvette Class of ships under P-28 Project. The basic design for these ships was developed by Directorate of Naval Design of Indian Navy and the detailed design was made by the Central Design Department of GRSE, Kolkata. The first two ships of the series INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt were delivered in 2014 & 2015 respectively. Both the ships are now an integral part of the Eastern Naval Fleet of the Indian Navy.
These ships are 109 M in length with a displacement of 3250 Tons. The ships have a maximum speed of 25 Knots, with an endurance of over 3400 NM at 18 knots speed. They are designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
Kiltan’s role is to protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack. She is a potent platform for neutralising the enemy submarines using her weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter. The ship has got excellent stealth features, both above and below the sea surface. An extremely low radiated underwater noise signature makes her difficult to be detected by sonar, whilst a specially designed form of the hull and superstructure gives the ship a low radar cross section.The ship is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system making her fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.
The successful construction of ASW Corvettes with advanced stealth features bears testimony to GRSE’s growing capabilities in building state-of-the-art naval combatants, comparable with the best in the world.
Kiltan has the unique feature of superstructure made of carbon fibre composite material. It is for the first time in the country that such composite material has been integrated with steel hull of a ship and GRSE is the first shipyard in the country to have successfully achieved this feat. Use of this special material in superstructure has helped in reducing the overall weight of the ship resulting in greater stability of the platform.
Some of the other special features incorporated in these ships for the first time in the country include Special high strength steel Type DMR 249A Indigenously developed for warship application. GRSE was also involved in developing the ‘Welding Process’ for this special type of steel. Rail-less Helo Traversing System manufactured by the Engineering Division of GRSE, under Transfer of Technology from M/s MacTaggart Scot, UK has been installed on these ships. GRSE is now supplying this equipment to other shipyards as well.
The weapon suite of the ship is formidable and is capable of engaging ships, aircrafts and shore targets besides having astounding ASW capability. This weapon intensive ASW Corvette has the distinction of being fitted with a very large number of indigenous weapons & sensors. The Indian industry, DPSUs and Ordnance Factories have played a vital role in development, manufacturing & supply of various weapons, sensors & equipment. Kiltan has also completed sea trials of a number of weapons & sensors prior to delivery of the ship.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
COMMISSIONING OF INS TARASA

NS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. At an impressive commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Luthra expressed confidence that the new INS Tarasa will discharge her duties with élan and resolve, and bring laurels to the Western Naval Command and the Nation.

Complimenting the designers, builders, engineers, overseers, and the officers and the men whose efforts have fructified in the commissioning of the ship, he said that the ship is of proven design, has good endurance, low draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, thus making her most suited for her primary role of extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol. He reserved special praise for the ship’s crew and the Warship Overseeing Team, Kolkata for ensuring that the ship has been commissioned with all Weapon and Sensor trials completed. The passage of the ship during her maiden voyage from Kolkata to Mumbai, in rough weather, bears testimony to the seaworthiness of the ship.

INS Tarasa is the fourth and last of the follow-on Water Jet FAC’s built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first two ships of the class i.e. IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam; while the third ship INS Tillanchang was commissioned earlier this year at Karwar on 09 March 2017. These ships are an upgrade of the Car Nicobar class Fast Attack Crafts with the Indian Navy, which were also indigenously designed and built by GRSE, Kolkata.

INS Tarasa is 50 Meters long and powered by three waterjets which give it speeds of over 35 knots (65 kmph). The ship is armed with a 30 mm main gun indigenously built , and a number of light, medium and heavy machine guns to undertake costal defence operations. The ship is an ideal platform for missions like coastal and off-shore surveillance, EEZ Patrol, law enforcement as well as non-military missions such as Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. The commissioning Commanding Officer of the ship is Lieutenant Commander Praveen Kumar.

This is the second ship of the Indian Navy to be named INS Tarasa. The first INS Tarasa was in service of the Navy from 1999 to 2014. She was gifted to Seychelles Coast Guard as a symbol of India’s partnership with friendly maritime nation in IOR. The new INS Tarasa will be based at Mumbai under the operational control of Western Naval Command.

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GRSE BUILT FAST ATTACK CRAFT “INS TARASA” COMMISSIONED AT MUMBAI

Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “INS TARASA” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command at Mumbai today, 26 Sep 2017. Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

INS Tarasa is the last warship of the four “Follow-on” Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (FO WJFAC), built by GRSE Kolkata. The first three ships of the ‘Follow-on’ Series of WJFACs INS Tarmugli, INS Tihayu & INS Tillanchang were commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. GRSE is the pioneer shipyard in the country in construction of Fast Attack Crafts & the shipyard has already delivered 22 ships of this class to the Indian Navy, including INS Tarasa.

These ships are a further improved version of Fast Attack Crafts earlier built by GRSE for Indian Navy. The ship has an efficient hull form developed by the in-house Design Centre of GRSE and proved by extensive model testing, to achieve speeds in excess of 35 knots. The warship measuring 48 X 7.5 M with a displacement of around 315 Tons, has excellent manoeuvrability and modern accommodation for the crew.

Named after an island in the Andaman, INS Tarsa is fitted with three Water Jet Propulsion Systems powered by three Marine Diesel Engines each developing 2720 KW. These ships are also fitted with a CRN-91 indigenous 30 MM gun, to provide artillery fire support for coastal operations.

INS Tarasa also has the honour of being the first indigenously built warship to have successfully completed her Weapon trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. The Ship also has the distinction of being delivered with “Nil” Shipbuilders Liability The ship will be based at Mumbai under the operational control of the NOIC, Maharashtra.

With the Commissioning of ‘INS Tarasa’, GRSE has once again demonstrated it’s commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

 

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
21-August-2017

Commissioning of Second Ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV
‘IN LCU L52’(GRSE Yard 2093) at Port Blair

Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata. The commissioning of L-52 is yet another manifestation of the potential of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with the primary role to transport and deploy Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore. These ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command and can be deployed for multirole activities like beaching operations, search and rescue, disaster relief operations, supply and replenishment and evacuation from distant islands.

The ship, commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee, has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition. The ship, displacing 830 Tons, is capable of transporting various kinds of combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems like Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).

The remaining six ships of the same class are in advanced stages of construction at M/S GRSE, Kolkata and are scheduled to be inducted in the next two years. The induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and is in consonance with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s drive for ‘Make in India’.

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Commissioning of Second Landing Craft Utility Ship – L-52 at Port Blair

1. The Second of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-52” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar at Port Blair today, 21 Aug 2017. Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

2. The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

3. Substantial improvement and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments has been implemented on this second ship L-52. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has also been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities.

4. The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during Landing Operations.

5. GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the second ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. Ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

 

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GRSE laid the keel of 2nd Fast Patrol Vessel

1. The keel of the 2nd of the series of Five Water Jet Propelled Fast Patrol Vessels for Indian Coast Guard was laid by GRSE on 11 August 17 at its Raja Bagan Dock Yard. The ‘Keel Laying Ceremony’, a major milestone in the ship construction process, was undertaken by Shri Bikash Kumar Basu, of the Raja Bagan Dockyard, in the august presence of Rear Admiral V K Saxena, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Shri S.S.Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri A K Nanda, Director (Personnel), Commandant Atul Kumar of Indian Coast Guard and other senior officials.

2. This ship will be constructed at Rajabagan Dockyard by adopting integrated construction technology which will enable GRSE to build the ship in a reduced time frame.

3. ‘Fast Patrol Vessel’ is an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form developed in house and proved after extensive model testing to achieve speeds in excess of 34 knots. This fuel efficient & powerful platform is well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. This ship will be fitted with state of the art Main Engines with advanced control systems & Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. This ship will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

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HANDING OVER OF SECOND MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL
“L52” TO INDIAN NAVY

The second of the eight “Mark IV LCU vessels”L52”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 20 Jul 2017 at GRSE, Kolkata.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr Kaushik Chatterjee at a ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior to acceptance by the Navy.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. This ship is fitted with close to 90% indigenous content which speaks volumes for the indigenisation drive taken by MOD, Navy & GRSE.

The first ship of the Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. Based on lessons learnt and feedback received from Indian Navy on first LCU L-51, substantial improvement and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments has been implemented on this second ship L-52.

L52 also has the honour of having successfully completed her Weapon & Sensor trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has also been delivered with ‘ZERO’ shipbuilders’ liabilities.

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GRSE signs MoU with Govt. for FY 2017-18

1. The annual MoU signed, between Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Department of Defence Production and Rear Admiral VK Saxena, CMD GRSE, details the targets and achievements expected on various MoU performance indicators of the Company during 2017-18.

2. The Company has targeted to achieve a turnover of Rs. 1350 Crore which is about 40% more than actual achievements of last financial year (2016-17),

3. During the current year, the company planned to spend Rs 50 crore as CAPEX for further strengthening the infrastructure facilities including improving the design capabilities for construction of P-17A ships.

4. As part of Make In India initiative of the Govt. of India, GRSE has set a target to develop Indigenous Capability and Infrastructure for Assembly, Test & Trial of Marine Diesel Engines, at its Engine Plant at Ranchi, during the current Financial Year.

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HANDING OVER OF FAST ATTACK CRAFT “TARASA” TO INDIAN NAVY

The last warship of the four “Follow-on” Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (FO WJFAC), “TARASA”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 15 Jun 2017 at GRSE, Kolkata.

Named after an island in the Andaman, “Tarasa” is fitted with three water jet propulsion systems powered by marine diesel engines generating 2720 KW of power. She is also fitted with CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Gun, to provide Artillery fire support during attack missions.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Lt. Cdr.Praveen Kumar at a ceremony held in GRSE today. Rear Admiral Sandeep Naithani VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Western Naval Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior acceptance by the Navy. 
Cmde. Ratnakar Ghosh, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Mr Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), Mr AK Nanda, Director (Personnel) and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the occasion.

The‘Follow-on’ WJFACs are a further improved version of the ten Fast Attack Crafts earlier built by GRSE for Indian Navy. The first three ships of the ‘Follow-on’ Series of WJFACs INS Tarmugli, INS Tihayu & INS Tillanchang were commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. These ships have an efficient hull form developed by the in-house Design Centre of GRSE and proved by extensive model testing, to achieve speeds in excess of 35 knots. The ships measuring 48 X 7.5 M with a displacement of around 315 Tons havean endurance of around 2000 nautical miles at 12-14 knots speed. They also boast of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 29 personnel. During the Sea Trials, Tarasa had registered a speed of 35.07 knots.

Tarasa also has the honour of being the first indigenously built warship to have successfully completed her Weapon trials prior delivery to The Indian Navy.Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

With the handing over of “Tarasa”, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

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GRSE observes Republic Day 2019

Shri S.S.Dogra, Director (Finance), GRSE Kolkata hoisted the National Flag in Main Works, GRSE on the Occasion of Republic Day 2019. Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding) and other Senior Officials of GRSE were present during the Occasion.  

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Annual Blood Donation Camp organised in GRSE on 16 Jan 19

A Blood Donation Camp was organized in GRSE on 16 Jan 2019 in Aid of Thalassemia Patients.

The Camp was inaugurated by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, C&MD, GRSE, in presence of Shri S.S. Dogra, Director (Finance) , Shri A.K. Nanda, Director (Personnel) and other senior officials.

GRSE employees, Trade Apprentice, CISF personnel and Contractors’ Workers whole heartedly attended the Blood Donation Camp. 114 personnel donated blood for the noble cause of providing blood for Thalassemia patients.

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Fifth Mark IV LCU Class Vessel “L-55” Commissioned

19th Dec 2018. The fifth of the Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-55” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned at Port Blair today by Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM VSM, Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy.  The ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE.

Substantial modifications to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this ship. The Mark IV LCU Vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU Vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The first ship of the Mark IV LCU Vessels IN LCU L-51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during March 2017.

The LCU Mark IV Class of ships are fitted with close to 90% indigenous content in line with the Govt. of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative towards achieving self-reliance and indigenisation. The ships are equipped with Bow Ramps to enable loading/unloading of combat equipment and vehicles upon beaching. The ships are designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve the desired trim for smooth beaching operations. Two guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during landing operations.

GRSE is executing the order for 8 Landing Craft Utility Ships for the Indian Navy and the ship that was commissioned today is the 5th in the series. The remaining 3 ships are in advanced stages of construction and are expected to be delivered over the next one year. These amphibious warships, developed by GRSE’s in-house design team, are unique in their design & operations, having a length of 62.8 metres and capable of achieving a speed of 15 knots with a low draught of 1.8 M. This once again proves GRSE’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions to their customers ranging from product conceptualization, design, system integration and project management, thereby enhancing the capability to meet customer demands. Key areas of strength of the shipyard include a strong, multi-disciplinary design expertise, production acumen and focused project planning & execution approach. These are traits that have helped the shipyard create strong differentiators in its path of growth.

Currently GRSE has a strong order book of Rs. 22,290 Crores equipping the shipyard with a deep pool of revenue-generating projects. 16 ships (including 04 Nos. Survey Vessels (Large), the contract of which was signed on 30 Oct 18) are presently under construction with nine of them (1 ASW Corvettes, 3 LCUs and 5 FPVs) in advanced stages of construction and are expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy by 2019 end. Three ships of Project P17A Advanced Stealth Frigates with a total order value of Rs 19293.46 Crores are being constructed using Modular Construction Technology, 3D Modelling concepts and latest software like Aveva Marine and NAPA. The first ship is progressing at a rapid pace with production being ahead of schedule while production of the second frigate is slated to commence shortly. GRSE has also been declared successful bidder in competitive bidding for another 08 ASWSWC ships for the Indian Navy.

GRSE has delivered 06 Warships to Indian Navy during last 18 Months and with today’s commissioning of IN LCU L-55, GRSE has once again demonstrated its commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the nation, thereby living up to the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini-Ratna Category-I Shipyard.

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GRSE WIPS Cell Organizes Workshop for its Lady Employees
17 Dec 18

The Forum of Women In Public Sector (WIPS), GRSE Chapter, organized a workshop “Emotional intelligence at Workplace and Importance of Saying ‘No” for its women employees on 17 Dec 18.

The Speaker for the Workshop was Ms Baishali Mukherjee, an Independent Writer and Journalist from Kolkata. CMD, GRSE Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.) inaugurated the session in the esteemed presence of Director (Shipbuilding) Cmde S Nayyar, IN (Retd.) and other senior officials of GRSE.
The workshop was aimed at targeting women empowerment through an interactive session. The objective was to make the participants understand how emotional intelligence which includes – self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills can help women manage their emotions and avoid unpleasant and stressful situations at their workplace and home.

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GRSE Swachhta Sarthi Bike Rally by Employees
brings Swachhta Pakhwada 2018 to a Grand Close
15 Dec 18

The ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ was concluded on 15 Dec 18 (Saturday) through a colourful ceremony. As a part of Concluding Ceremony, a “Swachhta Sarthi Bike Rally” was organized in the twin city of West Bengal i.e. at Kolkata and Howrah.    

Around 125 participants in 67 bikes participated in the rally. The rally was flagged off at Main Unit by Shri S.S. Dogra, Director (Finance) in the presence of Shri A.K. Nanda, Director (Personnel), Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (RETD.), Director (Shipbuilding), Shri Dipankar Mahto, Chief Vigilance Officer, Shri D. Maitra, CGM (Main Works), Shri A.K. Mahapatro,GM(HR&A) and other hundreds of employees of GRSE.

The rally terminated at A.J.C. Bose Indian Botanic Garden after covering around 15 kms. throughout the city of Kolkata & Howrah. Different activities like performance of  short drama in Main unit, nukkad natak at various locations like Ramnagar, Watgunge and near Indian Botanic Garden ,distribution of leaflets, cleanliness drive etc. were undertaken during the rally to spread awareness amongst the citizens in the twin city of Kolkata and Howrah .

Swachhta has become a way of life for the employees of GRSE with Chairman & Managing Director being at the helm of affairs of initiating multipronged initiatives to ensure Swachhta inside and outside the Company as well as to generate interest and passion amongst the employees to spread the message of Swachhta far and near.

Before flagging off the bike rally, the Directors expressed their appreciation to the employees for their active participation during Pakhwada and advised the employees to make cleanliness as their way of life, instead of a short term activity.   
Swachhta Pakhwada is being observed at GRSE for the last 15 days. Various Swachhta events are being organized during the periods which have been enumerated below.

Celebration of Swachhta Pakhwada under Swachh Bharat Mission started in GRSE on 01 Dec 18 with the administration of oath by Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Rear Admiral V K Saxena,IN (Retd.) to the employees. A cleanliness drive was followed in and around the ‘Bichali Ghat Bus Stand Area’ near the Corporate Office where Chairman & Managing Director, all Functional Directors and other Senior Officials took part in cleaning the area. The CISF personnel of GRSE unit also participated in the Swachhta Pakhwada event.

A seminar was organized on 06 Dec 18 on cleanliness, efficient disposal of waste, effluent treatment. An Inter School painting competition was organized to spread awareness about benefits of cleanliness and hygiene. Students from 08 schools participated in the competition. A ‘Swachhta Shramdan’ programme was carried out on 12 Dec 18 by cleaning the premises of Satghara High Madrasah school.GRSE employees along with school students took part in the cleaning activity. Also to generate more ideas regarding effective ways of sustainable cleanliness, a lively debate competition was conducted for employees. The topic of debate competition was “Swachhta – A responsibility of Government” in three languages i.e. Hindi, Bengali and English. As a part of Swachhta Pakhwada, tree plantation programme was also organized at Main Unit where Chairman & Managing Director, all Functional Directors, Chief Vigilance Officer and other employees took part.

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Two Fast Patrol Vessels for Coast Guard Launched Simultaneously by GRSE, Kolkata on 22 Nov 18

Miniratna Category 1 Defence PSU and premier warship builder – Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd. – added yet another feather to its illustrious cap with the launch of two Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) Ships for Indian Coast Guard, today. These Vessels, ICGS Amrit Kaur and ICGS Kamla Devi are third and fourth in the series of five FPVs built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard. Upholding the best of maritime traditions, the ships were “Launched” by Smt Veena Naravane; wife of Lt. General Manoj Mukund Naravane, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-In-Chief; Eastern Command, Indian Army. The ceremony was held in the presence of Rear Admiral V.K.Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, and other Senior Officials of GRSE, Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, and Indian Army.

In a period of over 5 decades since its inception in 1960, GRSE has successfully developed an array of world-class platforms including Frigates, Missile Corvettes, Anti Submarine Warfare Corvettes and Landing Craft Utility Ships for the Indian Navy, all of them armed with high-tech infrastructure.  With delivery of 98 warships to its credit, GRSE today is well positioned to construct large warships harnessing advanced modular shipbuilding technology which is delightfully at par with the best in the world. The enhanced shipbuilding capacity of GRSE has taken the organization to the level where it can construct 20 ships in tandem. With the keel-laying of the 1st Advanced Stealth Frigate of P17A Project, team GRSE has once again touched a key milestone. No less a feat are the bagging of orders for four Survey Vessels (Large) for The Indian Navy on competitive basis and emerging a successful bidder through competition for 8 ASWSWCs, with private players active in the fray. The twin triumphs have further boosted the morale of this public sector Defence Shipyard, particularly on its aggressive cost strategies.


The FPV Ships which were launched today are each 50M long, 7.5M wide with a displacement of around 308 Tons. These ships are designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles. The FPV designs which are exclusive to GRSE are an improvisation on the Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV) built by the Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard, few years ago. The vessels come with an efficient hull form developed in-house and proved after extensive model testing. These are fuel efficient and the powerful platforms are well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. They come fitted with state-of-the-art Main Engines with Advanced Control Systems and Water Jet Units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ assimilating all Communication and Navigation Systems. The key armament of a 40/60 Gun and improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel are the other salient features of the ships. With the launch now over the company is gearing up for the post launch activities which include balance fitting out of the ship, readiness of ship systems and setting to work of equipment / systems. Once over, the ships would be put to sea for trials before final delivery.

As part of Make In India initiatives of Govt. of India through Indigenisation Efforts, GRSE has made commendable progress by successfully incorporating a high percentage of indigenous content in the ships made in shipyard.  INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt, the First Two of Class of 4 ASW Corvettes became the first warships built in the country with indigenously developed warship grade steel, thus having the distinction of achieving over 90 % indigenous content and hence a major step towards achieving self reliance in state of the art warship design and construction space. Regarding the LCUs class of ships delivered so far, almost 90% indigenous equipment fit has been achieved. Interestingly, 70 % indigenous content in construction of four Follow On WJFACs and 72 % indigenization of the Railless Helo Traversing System on board 3rd ASW Corvette, INS Kiltan, have helped GRSE win the confidence of all stakeholders.
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Team GRSE continues to raise its bar higher in the sphere of maritime engineering excellence. The ace shipbuilder has set sail towards a growth trajectory in line with its vision to be a world leader and the launching of the Fast Patrol Vessels series propels it further towards that goal. Continuous research and innovation, excellent product quality, lean thinking and a strong corporate structure powered by an outstanding human capital including 100 plus in-house design engineers, promise a great future for GRSE.

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GRSE Lays Keel of 1st Advanced Stealth Frigate

Kolkata based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) touched a key milestone in its Project 17A today (10th November 2018) with the laying of the keel of the first of three Advanced Stealth Frigates. The keel was laid at GRSE’s Main Works Unit in the august presence of Vice Admiral K. B. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE graced the ceremony.

The contract for construction of three highly Advanced Stealth Frigates under Project 17A is the largest ever order won by the company. This prestigious contract of Rs. 19293.46 crore was signed between the Ministry of Defence and GRSE on 20th February 2015. The first ship is expected to be delivered in 2023 and the next two ships in 2024 and 2025 respectively.

Since its takeover by the Government of India in 1960, GRSE has delivered 98 warships – the highest number of warships deliveries made by any Indian shipyard till date. The Shipyard has a strong inhouse design team of close to 100 designers. GRSE has built high-end platforms in the past, including Frigates, Missile Corvettes, new generation Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes and Landing Craft Utility Ships for Indian Navy. It has the distinction of achieving over 90% indigenous content, on board ASW Corvettes and LCUs, a major step towards self-reliance in state-of-the-art warship design and construction.

Having modernised its infrastructure facilities, GRSE is today in a position to construct large number of warships using Advanced Modular Integrated Shipbuilding Technology in line with the best in the world. This has helped enhance its capacity to the present level of constructing 20 warships concurrently.

P17A Frigates are state-of-the-art Guided Missile Frigates. Each of these ships will be 149 m long, with displacement of approximately 6670 T and a speed of 28 knots. P17A Stealth Frigates are being built deploying the latest Integrated Construction Methodology with enhanced pre-outfitting to enhance quality and reduce build periods considerably. GRSE has appointed M/s Fincantieri, Italy as the Knowhow Provider for Technology Upgrade and Capability Enhancement.

GRSE has set sail towards a growth route in line with its vision to be a world class shipyard. The award of prestigious Project 17 A is a major leap for the shipyard in this regard. Continuing Research & Innovation, excellent product quality, world class modern infrastructure, and a strong corporate structure coupled with a competent & experienced human capital including around 100 in-house design engineers, promise a bright future for GRSE.

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Brief on installation of two Bailey Bridges at  Kolkata  in record time of six days

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata installed two Bailey Bridges at Kolkata, near the site of the collapsed bridge at Majerhat, in a record time of six days. The bridges were inaugurated by Shri Vineet Goel, IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police(I), Kolkata Police and opened to traffic movement on 12 Oct 18.

Order was received on 24 Sep 18 from PWD, Govt. of West Bengal with a stringent requirement of operationalization by 10 October 18 prior to commencement of Durga Puja with the requirement of 2 (two) nos. 25mtr (80ft) Bailey Bridges (Extra Wide) galvanised with load class of 70R over the Chetla Boat Canal on extension of Alipore Avenue at one side of the Canal & Humayan Kabir Sarani on the other side. Considering the imminent requirements, GRSE team took up the challenge and started the process of fabrication and erection of the bridges on war footing.

Construction of Launching Abutment for the first bridge started on 02 Oct’ 18 evening and the second bridge on 06 Oct 18. Pushing of both the bridges towards landing side started on 07 Oct’18 and erection of the bridges was completed on 08 Oct 18.

Work therefore started on 04 Oct 18 with erection completed on 10 Oct 18 and the bridges inaugurated today, within a record time of six days.

Completion of installation/erection of both the bridges within a short span of 06 days (approx. 3 days for each bridge) by GRSE Team has paved the way to ease out the heavy traffic congestions and establish link between Kolkata and the rest of south 24 Parganas prior to the important Festivals in Bengal.

GRSE is the pioneer and the largest manufacturer of Bailey type portable steel bridges in India with 60% market share having delivered 5100 bridges till date. The company is involved in manufacturing these bridges for over 40 years now. Indian Army and Indian Border Roads Organization are regular clientele and are greatly dependent on GRSE for sourcing their requirement. GRSE has also exported such bridges to friendly neighborhood countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar etc.

With a modular design facilitating easy assembly, these bridges can be erected very fast even in the most challenging terrain and conditions. On-site installation infrastructure not being a requirement, makes them ideal for remote areas.

These versatile bridges often play a vital role in strategic surface transport networks which is a testimony in this particular project having been completed within a record period of 06 days for 02 Bridges being installed simultaneously.

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AGM ON 04 OCT 18

The 102nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited was held on Thursday, 04 Oct 2018 at 10:00 hrs at the Registered Office of the Company at 43/46, Garden Reach Road, Kolkata – 700 024. The AGM was attended by the Shareholders, the Board of Directors, the Statutory Auditors and the Secretarial Auditor of the Company.

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GRSE DELIVERS 6TH WARSHIP TO INDIAN NAVY IN 16 MONTHS

“L-55” a “Mark IV LCU Vessel, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 28 September 2018 at GRSE, Kolkata. It is a matter of great pride, as L55 is the 6th warship delivered by GRSE to the Indian Navy in last 16 months, which is a record in itself.

GRSE currently has a very strong order book providing the Shipyard a deep pool of revenue-generating projects. With a Rs. 203,136.10 million order book, the firm is on stable ground.

12 ships currently under construction with 09 ships (01 ASW Corvette, 03 LCUs, 05 FPVs) in advanced stages of construction, expected to be delivered to Indian Navy by end 2019. 03 ships of Project P17A Advanced Stealth Frigates with an order value of Rs 192934.60 million are being constructed using Modular Construction Technology and various softwares like Aveva Marine, NAPA etc. The progress on the 1st ship is moving at a rapid pace & production is running ahead of schedule & production of 2nd Frigate, is slated to commence shortly. GRSE has been declared successful bidders in competitive bidding for another 12 ships (04 Survey Vessels (Large) & 08 ASW SWCs) for the Indian Navy.

GRSE is executing order for 8 Landing Craft Utility Ships for the Indian Navy and the ship delivered today, is the 5th in the series. The balance 3 ships are in advanced stages of construction and are expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy, over the next one year. These warships, developed by the in house design team are believed to be unique in their design & operations having length of 62.8 metres and achieving a speed of 15 knots with a low draught of 1.7 m. This proves GRSE’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions to their customers ranging from product conceptualization, design, system integration and project management thus increasing the capability to meet customer demands. Key areas of strength of the shipyard include a multi-disciplinary strong design team, production acumen, focused project planning & execution, traits which have helped the Shipyard create strong differentiators in its path of growth.

The Ship was Handed Over by Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the Ship Lt. Cdr. Abhishek Kumar at the Ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the Ship prior to acceptance by the Navy. Shri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), and Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding) and other Senior Officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the Occasion.

The Mark IV LCU Vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU Vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The First Ship of the Mark IV LCU Vessels IN LCU L-51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016.

In line with the Govt. of India’s Make In India Initiative towards Self Reliance & Indigenisation efforts, the LCU Mark IV Class of Ships are fitted with close to 90% indigenous content.

With the Handing Over of IN LCU L-55, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ Commitment to Strengthen the Maritime Security of the Nation, thereby meeting the Aspirations that the Country has Reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

 

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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offer of its Equity Shares through Offer for Sale and has filed the RHP dated September 7, 2018 with SEBI. The RHP is available on the websites of SEBI, BSE and NSE at www.sebi.gov.in, www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and at the websites of the BRLMs at www.idbicapital.com and www.yesinvest.in, respectively. Potential investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, see the section titled “Risk Factors” on page 22 of the RHP. Potential investors should not rely on the RHP filed with SEBI for making any investment decision.

The offer and sale of the Equity Shares offered in the Offer has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws in the United States, and unless such offer and sale is so registered, the Equity Shares may not be offered or sold within the United States. Accordingly, such Equity Shares are being offered and sold outside of the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act and the applicable laws of the jurisdiction where those offers and sales occur. The Equity Shares are and may not be offered or sold, and bids may not be made by persons in any such jurisdiction, except in compliance with the applicable laws of such jurisdiction.

As a result of national security related concerns, certain material information in relation to our business and operations has been classified as ‘confidential’ by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India (the “MoD”) and us. As a result, we have not (i) disclosed such information in the RHP; or (ii) provided such information to the BRLMs, the legal counsels and other intermediaries involved in the Offer. We cannot assure you that the RHP contains all such material information necessary for investors to make an informed investment decision.

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GRSE WINS ICC PSE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017

Rear Admiral V.K.Saxena, IN(Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE was felicitated at the ICC PSE Excellence Award 2017 Ceremony. GRSE has been awarded the ICC PSE Excellence Awards 2017 in the Categories of “Company of the Year”, “Corporate Governance”, “Corporate Social Responsibility” and “Human Resource Management Excellence”. The Awards were presented by Dr. Ajay Dua, Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Awards were received by Shri A.K.Nanda, Director(Personnel), GRSE at function held at New Delhi on 29 Aug 18. GRSE is the proud receipient of this Award consecutively for the Second Year.

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GRSE Becomes 1st Defence PSU to go live on TReDS Platform

GRSE has taken forward the GoI Initiative of boosting the MSME sector’s contribution towards indigenous manufacturing in Defence. GRSE is the first Defense PSU to get itself activated on the TReDS platform with necessary IT integration, post completion of security checks and testing.

Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE Ltd, inaugurated the system of payment mechanism to vendors under MSME Category through TReDS (Trade Receivable Discounting System) Platform on 09 Aug 2018. Shri S. S. Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri A.K. Nanda, Director (Personnel), Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding), Shir Kalyan Basu, MD & CEO, A TReDS Ltd and other senior officials of GRSE were present on the occasion. 

This Make In India Initiative brings MSME sellers, Corporate and other buyers including the Govt Departments, PSUs and Financiers together onto a common platform, to facilitate discounting and settlement of invoices at the earliest.  Challenges faced by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on account of shortage of working capital for their regular business operations shall be taken care of, with this implementation. This platform enables discounting of invoices of MSME vendors against large buyers through auction mechanism ensuring prompt realization of trade receivables at competitive market rates and helps avoid the constraints in obtaining financing.

Invoicemart is the IT Platform used by TReDS. A.TReDS Ltd, is a joint venture of Axis Bank and M.Junction. Following the completion of their first anniversary, digital invoice discounting platform, Invoicemart has successfully executed the first factoring transaction for GRSE. The on boarding of the Defense Public Sector Units (PSU) will benefit over 500 MSMEs. The on boarding of GRSE will empower MSMEs going forward and further promote the government’s campaign of Make in India.

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VIRTUAL REALITY LAB OF GRSE INAUGURATED ON 07 JUL 18

Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Defence Production), inaugurated the Virtual Reality Lab set up by GRSE at its 61 Park Unit in Kolkata on 07 Jul 18. Rear Admiral V.K.Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Shri S.S.Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri A.K.Nanda, Director (Personnel), Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding) and other Senior Officials of GRSE were present during the Inauguration Ceremony.

Shri Vijayendra, IAS, Joint Secretary (Naval Systems), Department of Defence Production was also present during the occasion.

It was felt necessary to strengthen the Design activity in Central Design Office where it was often required to resolve Design Issues raised by Production/ Vendor to meet the various Requirements of the Customers. These issues needed to be resolved in a very Short Time with Reliability and Accuracy. To reduce Ship Building Time, upcoming issues can be Analysed in Design Phases through Virtual Reality Arrangement (VR) in the Virtual Reality Lab. It will also help the Shipyard to show 3D Models in Virtual Environment to assist the Production Teams and the Customers to expedite the Approvals. The Objective of setting up of Virtual Reality Lab is to undertake – Line Out Inspection on the CAD Model, User Reviews, & Marketing Future Ship Designs. The Virtual Reality Lab has been set up by GRSE for better Ergonomics.

Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Defence Production), also visited the Three Production Units of the Shipyard.

Over the years, GRSE has developed capabilities for In-House Design & Shipbuilding and has made considerable contributions to the Indigenous Warship Construction Program of the Country which includes State-of-the-Art Frigates and Corvettes to Fast Patrol Vessels.

 

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GRSE celebrates 4th International Day of Yoga

To embody the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well being , GRSE celebrated 4th International day of Yoga on 21st June 2018.  RADM V K Saxena, Chairman & Managing Director Inaugurated the Yoga Day programme in the august presence of  Mr. S S Dogra, Director (Finance), Mr. A K Nanda, Director (Personnel) and Cmde S Nayyar, Director (Shipbuilding) along with other senior officials  and employees of the Company . The employees participated enthusiastically in large numbers

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INAUGURATION OF PUMP TEST BED FACILITY AT TARATALA UNIT

Looking at huge business prospects, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), a Premier Warship building Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has set-up a Pump Test Bed Facility at its Taratala Unit and the same was Inaugurated and Commissioned by Rear Admiral V.K.Saxena, IN (Retd.), C&MD,GRSE on        11 Jun 18 in the august presence of Shri S.S.Dogra, Director(Finance), Shri A.K.Nanda, Director(Personnel) and Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, Director(Shipbuilding) and other senior officials of the Company .

This Test Bed has the capability to undertake trials of 30 pumps in a month. During the inauguration speech, C&MD added that, the new facility has a testing capability of a varied range of pumps in terms of discharge capacity and head, which are ranging from 5 to 800 Cubic Meter Per Hour  and up-to 12 Kg Per Square Centimeter of discharge head respectively.

 

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
25-April-2018 16:45 IST
Commissioning of Third Ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ‘IN LCU L53’
(GRSE Yard 2094) at port Blair- 25 Apr 18

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was inducted into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, the ship showcases the immense potential of the country’s indigenous ship building capability and is in consonance with the national goal of ‘Make in India’.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Stabilised Optronic Pedestal provides the ship the requisite offensive capability for undertaking patrolling in addition.

The ship, commanded by Lt Cdr Vikas Anand, has a complement of five officers and 45 sailors. Capable of carrying 160 troops in addition, the ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command bolstering the Command’s capability in undertaking multi role activities such as beaching operations, HADR, search/ rescue, and supply and replenishment of distant islands.

The remaining five ships of the project are in an advanced stage of construction and are scheduled to be inducted into Indian Navy over the next year and half. Induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and would accomplish India’s quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding.

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COMMISSIONING OF FOURTH  MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-54” AT PORT BLAIR


The Fourth of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-54” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral G.S.Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy at Port Blair today, 25 May 2018.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other Senior Officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this ship. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities. The ship boasts of over 90% indigenous content which is the testimony of GRSE commitment to Make in India Initiatives of Govt. of India.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project of Indian Navy and the fourth ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

With this commissioning, GRSE has delivered 05 warships (ASW Corvette-INS Kiltan, LCUs-L52, L53 & L54 and WJFAC-INS Tarasa) during the last 01 year. This is the highest number of warships delivered by any Indian Shipyard to Indian Navy in a year.

 

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COMMISSIONING OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-53” AT PORT BLAIR


The Third of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-53” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral B.K.Verma, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair today, 25 Apr 2018.  Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this third ship L-53. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the third ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
25-April-2018 16:45 IST
Commissioning of Third Ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ‘IN LCU L53’
(GRSE Yard 2094) at port Blair- 25 Apr 18

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was inducted into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, the ship showcases the immense potential of the country’s indigenous ship building capability and is in consonance with the national goal of ‘Make in India’.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Stabilised Optronic Pedestal provides the ship the requisite offensive capability for undertaking patrolling in addition.

The ship, commanded by Lt Cdr Vikas Anand, has a complement of five officers and 45 sailors. Capable of carrying 160 troops in addition, the ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command bolstering the Command’s capability in undertaking multi role activities such as beaching operations, HADR, search/ rescue, and supply and replenishment of distant islands.

The remaining five ships of the project are in an advanced stage of construction and are scheduled to be inducted into Indian Navy over the next year and half. Induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and would accomplish India’s quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding.

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF FOURTH  MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-54” AT PORT BLAIR


The Fourth of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-54” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral G.S.Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy at Port Blair today, 25 May 2018.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other Senior Officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this ship. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities. The ship boasts of over 90% indigenous content which is the testimony of GRSE commitment to Make in India Initiatives of Govt. of India.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project of Indian Navy and the fourth ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

With this commissioning, GRSE has delivered 05 warships (ASW Corvette-INS Kiltan, LCUs-L52, L53 & L54 and WJFAC-INS Tarasa) during the last 01 year. This is the highest number of warships delivered by any Indian Shipyard to Indian Navy in a year.

 

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-53” AT PORT BLAIR


The Third of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-53” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral B.K.Verma, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair today, 25 Apr 2018.  Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this third ship L-53. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the third ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
25-April-2018 16:45 IST
Commissioning of Third Ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ‘IN LCU L53’
(GRSE Yard 2094) at port Blair- 25 Apr 18

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was inducted into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, the ship showcases the immense potential of the country’s indigenous ship building capability and is in consonance with the national goal of ‘Make in India’.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Stabilised Optronic Pedestal provides the ship the requisite offensive capability for undertaking patrolling in addition.

The ship, commanded by Lt Cdr Vikas Anand, has a complement of five officers and 45 sailors. Capable of carrying 160 troops in addition, the ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command bolstering the Command’s capability in undertaking multi role activities such as beaching operations, HADR, search/ rescue, and supply and replenishment of distant islands.

The remaining five ships of the project are in an advanced stage of construction and are scheduled to be inducted into Indian Navy over the next year and half. Induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and would accomplish India’s quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding.

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF FOURTH  MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-54” AT PORT BLAIR


The Fourth of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-54” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral G.S.Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy at Port Blair today, 25 May 2018.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other Senior Officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this ship. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities. The ship boasts of over 90% indigenous content which is the testimony of GRSE commitment to Make in India Initiatives of Govt. of India.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project of Indian Navy and the fourth ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

With this commissioning, GRSE has delivered 05 warships (ASW Corvette-INS Kiltan, LCUs-L52, L53 & L54 and WJFAC-INS Tarasa) during the last 01 year. This is the highest number of warships delivered by any Indian Shipyard to Indian Navy in a year.

 

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-53” AT PORT BLAIR


The Third of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-53” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral B.K.Verma, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair today, 25 Apr 2018.  Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this third ship L-53. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the third ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
25-April-2018 16:45 IST
Commissioning of Third Ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV ‘IN LCU L53’
(GRSE Yard 2094) at port Blair- 25 Apr 18

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was inducted into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, the ship showcases the immense potential of the country’s indigenous ship building capability and is in consonance with the national goal of ‘Make in India’.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Stabilised Optronic Pedestal provides the ship the requisite offensive capability for undertaking patrolling in addition.

The ship, commanded by Lt Cdr Vikas Anand, has a complement of five officers and 45 sailors. Capable of carrying 160 troops in addition, the ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command bolstering the Command’s capability in undertaking multi role activities such as beaching operations, HADR, search/ rescue, and supply and replenishment of distant islands.

The remaining five ships of the project are in an advanced stage of construction and are scheduled to be inducted into Indian Navy over the next year and half. Induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and would accomplish India’s quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding.

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF FOURTH  MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-54” AT PORT BLAIR


The Fourth of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-54” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral G.S.Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy at Port Blair today, 25 May 2018.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other Senior Officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this ship. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities. The ship boasts of over 90% indigenous content which is the testimony of GRSE commitment to Make in India Initiatives of Govt. of India.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project of Indian Navy and the fourth ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

With this commissioning, GRSE has delivered 05 warships (ASW Corvette-INS Kiltan, LCUs-L52, L53 & L54 and WJFAC-INS Tarasa) during the last 01 year. This is the highest number of warships delivered by any Indian Shipyard to Indian Navy in a year.

 

PRESS RELEASE
COMMISSIONING OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L-53” AT PORT BLAIR


The Third of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-53” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral B.K.Verma, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair today, 25 Apr 2018.  Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

Substantial improvements and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments have been implemented on this third ship L-53. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during LandingOperations.

GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the third ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. The ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”

PRESS RELEASE
HANDING OVER OF FOURTH MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L54” TO INDIAN NAVY


The fourth of the eight “Mark IV LCU vessels – L54”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 06 April 2018 at GRSE, Kolkata.
L54 is fitted with two MTU 16V 4000 M 53 marine Diesel Engines each fitted with one Fixed Pitch Propeller generating 2 X 1840 KW power. She is also fitted with 2 X CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Guns, 2 X HMG and 4 X MMG to provide artillery fire support during attack missions.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship  Lt. Cdr. Munish Shetty at the ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior to acceptance by the Navy. Mr Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), Mr Asit Kumar Nanda, Director (Personnel) and Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding) and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the occasion.

The Mark IV LCU vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The first ship of the Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. The ship measuring 62.8 X 11 M with a displacement of around 950 Tons has an endurance of around 1500 nautical miles at 12 knots speed. The ship also boasts of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 216 personnel. During the Sea Trials, L52 had registered a speed of about 15 knots.

As done in the previous two LCU ships L52 & L53, this ship L54 has also been delivered to the Indian Navy with Zero Shipbuilder’s liabilities and with successful completion of her Weapon & Sensor trials prior to delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Indian Navy.

With the handing over of IN LCU 54, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the Country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

PRESS RELEASE
HANDING OVER OF FOURTH MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL “L54” TO INDIAN NAVY


The fourth of the eight “Mark IV LCU vessels – L54”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 06 April 2018 at GRSE, Kolkata.
L54 is fitted with two MTU 16V 4000 M 53 marine Diesel Engines each fitted with one Fixed Pitch Propeller generating 2 X 1840 KW power. She is also fitted with 2 X CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Guns, 2 X HMG and 4 X MMG to provide artillery fire support during attack missions.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship  Lt. Cdr. Munish Shetty at the ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior to acceptance by the Navy. Mr Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), Mr Asit Kumar Nanda, Director (Personnel) and Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding) and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the occasion.

The Mark IV LCU vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The first ship of the Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. The ship measuring 62.8 X 11 M with a displacement of around 950 Tons has an endurance of around 1500 nautical miles at 12 knots speed. The ship also boasts of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 216 personnel. During the Sea Trials, L52 had registered a speed of about 15 knots.

As done in the previous two LCU ships L52 & L53, this ship L54 has also been delivered to the Indian Navy with Zero Shipbuilder’s liabilities and with successful completion of her Weapon & Sensor trials prior to delivery. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Indian Navy.

With the handing over of IN LCU 54, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the Country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

“Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.”