NEW YEAR GIFT – MAJOR PRODUCTION MILESTONES ACHIEVED BY GRSE : ONE FPV DELIVERED AND TWIN KEELS OF ASWSWCs LAID
Kolkata (December 31, 2022): The last day of 2022 turned out to be yet another Red-Letter Day for Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd with the shipyard delivering an in-house designed warship to the Indian Coast Guard and laying the keels of two yet again in-house designed ASWSWCs for the Indian Navy within a span of a few hours.
The day started with the delivery of ICGS Kamla Devi, the 5th Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of its class built by GRSE to the Indian Coast Guard. Later in the day, keels were laid at the Rajabagan Dockyard (RBD) in Kolkata for the 5th and 6th Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASWSWCs), being built by GRSE for the Indian Navy. The important milestone heralding the start of a ship’s construction at site was achieved in the presence of Shri Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary, GoI. Vice Admiral Kiran Deshmukh, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, Cmde P R Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, Shri R K Dash, Director (Finance), GRSE, Cdr S Bose, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), GRSE, other Senior Officials of GRSE and Indian Navy also witnessed the ceremony.
As per GRSE’s custom, the keel laying of 5th & 6th ASWSWC were done by senior operatives of GRSE Shri Kallol Chakraborty & Shri Nemai Ch. Santra respectively. The important milestones of Ship Production involve the process of Cutting of steel which is called the 'Start Production' stage followed by ‘Keel laying’ subsequent to which, the other blocks are built around the keel block. These ASWSWC vessels are classed by IR Class.
In line with the Government of India’s Start Up India Mission, GRSE engaged with a start-up, M/s Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. to construct a 3D Printed Site Office at RBD Unit which shall be used for project monitoring of the ASWSWCs. The '3D Printed Site Office project', a Technology Demonstrator, at GRSE was inaugurated by the Defence Secretary. Thus project was designed and executed in 10 days using off-site construction methodology by printing the modules offsite.
Speaking at the Twin Keel laying Ceremony, Commodore P R Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE mentioned, "The first ship of the series of 8 Shallow Water Crafts was launched just 10 days back and Keels of 5 more are being laid including these two. We are indeed on the right track and we are very confident that we will meet the expectation of our most valued customer - The Indian Navy. The Rajabagan Dockyard was a facility that GRSE took over and today it is a full-fledged ship building unit capable of end to end ship construction for medium and small sized warships. GRSE symbolises Aatmanirbharta in warship building. The Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft Project highlights the ship building & design prowess of the Indian Shipyards, as so far such ships capable of ASW Operations in Shallow Water were being imported and it is the first time that ships of such kind are being built within the country and it is to the credit of the entire warship building fraternity that GRSE was awarded Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for the best design this year for this particular project".
In his address, Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane stated that "A ship meets all the facilities required to make a human community live and work and contribute to the nation which means that the economy itself is represented in a ship. Ship building contributes to the growth of several sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, services, electronics & software. So when we acquire the skill set over a period of time, it enables the country to acquire several related skill sets. I am very happy that GRSE has received several accolades by achieving several distinctions in these activities. Aatmanirbharta in the defence sector is a must. I am very happy that there is very good collaboration between GRSE, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. We should continue to design and develop in the country. I am happy to note that GRSE has contributed in a major way with 108 warships deliveries. I congratulate the employees of GRSE for the excellent performance."
Once built, these ships will be capable of full-scale sub-surface surveillance of coastal waters as well as Search and Attack. These ships will have Combat Management Systems on board and will be armed with lightweight torpedoes as well as anti-submarine warfare rockets. These waterjet propelled ships will have greater manoeuvrability and a maximum speed of 25 Knots. The greatest advantage is that these vessels will require a draft of only 2.7-metres, allowing them to access the coasts easily in search of sub-surface threats.
This morning, DIG Shajen Kurian, TM, PD (MAT), accepted the delivery of ICGS Kamla Devi, the last in the series of five FPVs built by GRSE for Indian Coast Guard. GRSE has proven expertise in design & construction of patrol vessels having delivered over 40 such ships to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard since 1960. The entire design of these latest FPVs have been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Coast Guard.
These ships are 48.9-meters-long and 7.5-meters-wide with a displacement of around 308 Tons and are designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles. These ships are equipped with three 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 also have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel. These ships are used for anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations at sea.
GRSE is the only shipyard in the country to have delivered 108 warships till date and at the moment, the shipyard is constructing 23 ships including 15 warships of three different projects for the Indian Navy.
GRSE LAUNCHES IN HOUSE DESIGNED FIRST OF CLASS ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE SHALLOW WATER CRAFT
Kolkata (December 20, 2022): The Indian Navy's first Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWC), being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, was launched by Smt Rasika Chaube, Financial Advisor (Defence Services), Ministry of Defence, on December 20, 2022. Cmde PR Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, Cmde Ashok Khetan, Head (L&T Shipbuilding), RAdm Sandeep Mehta, ACWP&A, Indian Navy, Shri RK Dash, Director (Finance), GRSE, other Senior officials of Indian Armed Forces, GRSE and L&T also witnessed the ceremony.
GRSE is building eight ASWSWCs for the Indian Navy, and these ‘Silent Hunters’ when delivered, shall be a potent force multiplier enhancing the Indian Navy's capability to detect enemy submarines in our coastal waters. GRSE became the only shipyard in India to be honoured with the Raksha Mantri's Award 2022, an award won for the design of these ships. These 77.6-metre long and 10.5-metre wide vessels propelled by three diesel driven water jets will pack a punch as they will be capable of full-scale sub-surface surveillance of coastal waters as well as Search and Attack.
GRSE has once again created a record by launching six vessels in eight months (May 22 – till date), including the prestigious 2ND P17A, two in-house designed Survey Vessels (Large), a Fast Patrol Vessel, an Ocean Going Passenger cum Cargo Ferry for Guyana & this 1st ASW Shallow Water Craft today.
In true Naval tradition, the Ship was named ‘Arnala’ after her predecessor who was decommissioned way back in 1999. The ‘Arnala’ class ships were the erstwhile Soviet origin ‘Pettya’ class ships of the Indian Navy ASW Corvettes. Smt Rasika Chaube lauded GRSE's efforts towards achieving 90% indigenisation in shipbuilding and contributing to Government of India’s mission of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. She acknowledged GRSE’s contribution in enhancing the ‘Anti-Submarine Warfare’ capability of Indian Navy by building such capable ships indigenously and especially the ASW- Shallow Water Crafts which have a unique distinction of being a first of the type being built in India. Smt. Chaube stressed on the need for the armed forces to be well equipped with the best and the latest technology and said that launching of Anti-Submarine Warfare vessel today is a step in this direction. She also congratulated GRSE on receiving the Honourable Raksha Mantri Award for this most silent ship being made for the Indian Navy.
Cmde PR Hari CMD GRSE, in his address said “today is a very unique occasion where the Chief Guest Smt Rasika Chaube is also the lady who shall do the honours of naming the ship and launching the ship”. Cmde Hari also stated that being the ‘1st of Class’ to be launched today, in a series of eight ASWSWC ships, ‘Arnala’ is an example of ‘Make in India’ initiatives and when delivered, she will have nearly 88% indigenous content. These ships are testimony to the indigenous design capability of India, he said. Cmde Hari also congratulated all the stakeholders involved in this project including the Naval Headquarters and Production Partners for their continued support and timely decisions.
Cooperative Republic of Guyana Accepts GRSE built Ocean Going Passenger Cum Cargo Ferry Vessel
Kolkata (December 16, 2022): Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and Transport & Harbours Department (T&HD), Cooperative Republic of Guyana signed the ‘Technical Acceptance’ document of the Ocean-Going Passenger & Cargo Ferry Vessel designed and built by GRSE. The technical acceptance was signed by Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd.), CMD GRSE and Ms Yurlander Hughes, Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD), Guyana, at Kolkata in the presence of officials from GRSE, Ministry of Public Works, Govt of Guyana and Indian MEA. The vessel shall now be transported to Guyana for the final delivery.
On 13 Jan 21, GRSE and T&HD, Government of Guyana signed the contract for the construction of the Ocean-Going Vessel. The Shipyard bagged this prestigious export contract through competitive bidding. The design incorporates enhanced safety and operational features. The ship was launched on 15 Jun 2022 by Mrs Joan Edghill the spouse of Hon'ble Bishop Juan Anthony Edghill, Minister of Public Works, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and within six months GRSE has achieved the ‘Technical Acceptance’ of the vessel.
The 70 m long vessel with a displacement of 1700 Tonnes is propelled by two diesel Engines and Twin Disc Gear Boxes to achieve a maximum speed of 15 Knots. The ship has been designed by the GRSE in-house design team and can accommodate 294 passengers (including 14 crew members) along with 14 cars, 02 trucks, and 14 containers & cargo. The vessel shall operate in the coastal and riverine area of Northwest District of Guyana. The Indian built vessel plying in Guyana would herald in better ties between the two nations.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Yurlander Hughes expressed satisfaction over the execution of the project by GRSE as per specifications and within timelines. Addressing the gathering, Cmde PR Hari (IN, Retd), CMD GRSE, reiterated the role of the Indian High Commission in Guyana in ensuring the fructification of the project. He lauded the support from the officials of the T&HD Guyana in providing prompt clearances for ensuring the smooth progress of work in India. The CMD also conveyed his appreciation to the production partners, OEMs and Classification Agency ABS for their unstinted support in timely execution of the project.
GRSE is currently executing seven shipbuilding projects including three Advanced Frigates under Project 17A, four Survey Vessels (Large) & eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts for the Indian Navy, one Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard and Next Generation Electric Ferry for Government of West Bengal.
GRSE celebrates India@75-Phase VIII: Indigenisation & Development of Ecosystem the Key
Kolkata, 09 Dec 22: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship-building company of India, organised a series of webinars, health check-up camps, cleanliness drive and school competitions from 02 Dec 22 to 08 Dec 22 as a part of the Phase VIII of India@75 Week- Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebration.
The celebration of India@75-Phase VIII commenced with online sessions on Vendor Development Management System on 02 Dec 22, ‘GRSE’s Indigenisation Success Story and Future Scope’ on 05 Dec 22, ‘Vendor Rating Systems & MSME Vendor Development in association with MSME-DI’ on 06 Dec 22, ‘Supply Chain Management with emphasis on shipbuilding Industry’ and IDM Portal & Special Vendor Development Program for MSME SC/ST Vendor in association with National SC/ST Hub office, Kolkata / NSIC on 07 Dec 22, and ‘GRSE’s Procurement through GeM Portal’, ‘Special Vendor Development Program for Women Entrepreneurs & Vendors’ and a workshop on ‘Gender Sensitization Workshop for Women Employees’ on 08 Dec 22.
During India@75 celebration, GRSE also organised cleanliness drive in Kolkata, painting & essay competition for children of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa (GAP) Unit, Naora and health & wellness camp at Naora, Sundarban.
GRSE has successfully organised seven phases from 23-28 Apr 21, 16-22 Jul 21, 08-14 Oct 21, 31 Dec 21 to 06 Jan 22, 25 -31 Mar 22, 17-23 Jun 22 & 9-15 Sep 22. GRSE shall continue to organize such events in the coming months taking forward the Indigenisation initiative.
GRSE Launches 3rd Survey Vessel (Large) within a year after 1st Vessel
Kolkata, 26 November 22: Maintaining the best of the maritime traditions, the 3rd Survey Vessel (Large) – Yard No 3027, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, was launched today by Mrs Madhumati Hampiholi, President NWWA (SR). This is the third vessel in a series of four such ships built by GRSE for the Indian Navy. Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, was the Chief Guest at the event.
Vice Admiral Kiran Deshmukh, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, Vice Admiral Adhir Arora, NM, Chief Hydrographer, Cmde P R Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, Cdr S Bose, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), GRSE, other Senior Officials of GRSE, L&T and Indian Armed Forces also witnessed the ceremony.
Prior launch, the vessel was named “INS Ikshak” and once delivered, this Ship would play a vital role in charting the seas and safe guarding India’s maritime assets as a part of the Indian Navy. The latest Survey Vessels (Large) series built by GRSE are far more advanced than the earlier survey ships in the Indian Navy’s fleet. These modern, indigenously developed 110-metre long and 16-metres wide vessels have a displacement of nearly 3,400 tonnes and can attain a top speed of 18 knots with an endurance of 6,500 nautical miles.
Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, in his address, congratulated GRSE on this achievement and commended the shipyard for achieving this launch which epitomizes the stakeholders’ positive spirit and enthusiasm. He said “GRSE has an excellent legacy of ship building for over six decades and in over six decades they have, I am given to understand, delivered close to 800 ships of various hues- big and small of which over 100 of them have been delivered to the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, the friendly foreign counties like Mauritius, Seychelles and the like. So far as the Indian Navy is concerned, GRSE has delivered ships ranging from Fast Attack Crafts, Landing Craft Utilities & Survey Vessels which would be delivered shortly. Corvettes, Frigates and indeed a Fleet Tanker too. It only speaks volumes of their diversification and their abilities, having established and niche capabilities of shipbuilding in the country. Am sanguine that GRSE will only scale to much greater heights and keep up with the vision of being a world leader in building state-of-the-art ships for the country and perhaps the world over times to come. It is extremely heartening to see this collaboration approach by GRSE which speaks volumes of PPP between two entities harnessing the best practices, experiences, knowledge and expertise between the two and is indeed the way to go.”
In his speech during the ceremony, Cmde PR Hari IN (Retd), CMD, GRSE said “As on date GRSE is constructing 15 Warships for the Indian Navy including the Shallow Water Craft Project, the P17 A Project and the Survey Vessel (Large) Project. Considering the growth aspirations of the Indian Navy and orders that are likely to be on the anvil in the coming years, we are very confident that our numbers of 70 deliveries as on date for the Indian Navy, shall touch the Century Mark during the current decade itself. This unique Public Private Partnership Model has stabilized and in GRSEs appreciation, this PPP model is something the nation needs today, where the resident expertise and experience of the Public Sector Shipyards has been married to the operation flexibility of the Private Shipyards, resulting in what the nation needs, Ships on time and with Quality.” Further, these ships are now being built using the ‘Integrated Construction’ concept, through which maximum pre-outfitting is carried out at the block stage.
In the 80s, a series of six hydrographic survey vessels were delivered by GRSE to the Indian Navy. The first of them INS Sandhayak was decommissioned in 2021 after serving for 40 years. The new INS Sandhayak of four SVL ships was launched by GRSE in Dec 21. Another Survey Ship of the Sandhayak Class, INS Nirdeshak was decommissioned in 2014 after 31 years of glorious service. The second ship of this series INS Nirdehsak, was launched by GRSE in May 22.
Recently, GRSE became the only PSU Shipyard to receive Raksha Mantri’s Award 2022 for Excellence in Defence and Aerospace Sector during DefExpo 22. GRSE is the only shipyard in the country to have built and delivered 105 warships to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The shipyard has also exported two warships to Mauritius and Seychelles. In keeping with the Atmanirbhar Bharat theme, GRSE has achieved nearly 90% indigenization on warships delivered, including ASW Corvettes and LCUs. At the moment, GRSE is working on 24 vessels and seven of these are for exports.
GRSE Strengthens Green Energy Footprint with Inauguration of another Solar Power Plant
Kolkata, 14 Nov 22: In a bid to reduce the consumption of the conventional energy, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship-building company of India inaugurated another Solar Power Plant of 200 kWp at the Main Works Unit.
Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd.) CMD, GRSE inaugurated the Solar Power Plant in the presence of Shri RK Dash, Director (Finance), GRSE, Senior officials and employees of GRSE. The new Solar Plant aims to facilitate reduction in the emission of greenhouse gas and supply power for construction of Warships and other vessels for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This 200 kWp Solar Plant is in addition to the Rooftop Solar Plant of 1500 kWp capacity that shows GRSE’s commitment towards green energy for reducing the impact of atmospheric climate change.
Recently, GRSE took a revolutionary step towards reducing the Carbon emission in the water transport sector when the Shipyard signed a contract with the Government of West Bengal for design and construction of Next Generation Electric Ferry. It is also playing a key role in defence preparedness of India to produce the most modern warships through indigenization for the country aimed at self-reliance.
Performance Review of Q2 & H1 FY 23
GRSE REVENUES SOARING: 74% INCREASE OVER H1 OF FY 22
Kolkata, 10 Nov 2022: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), one of the leading warship builders in the country announced its financial results for the second quarter and Half Year ended September 30th, 2022.
Q2FY23 Compared with Q1FY23:
- Revenue from operation is Rs. 682 Cr in Q2FY23 as against Rs. 580 Cr of Q1FY23, an increase of 18%.
- The Company’s EBITDA stood at Rs.89 Cr as against Rs. 74 Cr in previous quarter.
- Profit Before Tax (PBT) stood at Rs. 79 Cr for Q2FY23 as against Rs. 64 Cr in Q1FY23 an increase of 23% over previous quarter.
- Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs. 59 Cr for Q2FY23 an increase of 17% over previous quarter.
- Earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended Q2FY23 stood at Rs. 5.13 against Rs. 4.38 in Q1FY23
Commenting on the results, Cmde Hari PR, IN (Retd) Chairman and Managing Director, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited said, “H1 of FY 23 has been upbeat with the Revenue from Operations soaring with an increase of 74% over H1 last year. Major production milestones have been achieved during the last six months with mega ship launches including 2nd P17A Advanced Frigate Dunagiri. GRSE has also been conferred with the coveted Green Channel Certification for Supply of Bailey Type Portable Bridges. Further, being the only PSU Shipyard to receive the Raksha Mantri’s Award 2022 for Excellence in Defence & Aerospace Sector at Defexpo 22, has been a great motivator and continuous focus & thrust on maintaining timelines and quality along with clear strategies to improve internal efficiencies at the shipyard gives us the confidence of achieving greater heights both in terms of physical & financial performance, in times to come.
GRSE undertakes Special Campaign 2.0 for Disposal of Pending Matters: Focus on ‘Scrap Disposal’ & ‘Cleanliness’
Kolkata, 31 Oct : Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship-building company of India, organised a dedicated cleanliness drive as part of Special Campaign 2.0 of Government of India from 02 Oct 22 to 31 Oct 22. The cleanliness drive was conducted across prominent locations in Kolkata & Ranchi including Maa Sarada House ‘Mayer Bari’ near Bagbazar Canal, Kolkata, Govt Women ITI Kolkata, Bichalighat, Metiabruz, 61 Garden Reach Road, P 2/2 Taratala Road, Govt ITI, Gariahat, Fitting Out Unit, ITI Tollygunj Kolkata. All strategic activities were conducted in Kolkata & Ranchi including disposal of Scrap equivalent to 89,720 Kgs with Rs.40.24 Lakhs earned and freed up space of around 3,255 Sq. ft. Under the drive, the shipyardaims to dispose of 200 MT of scrap.
Addressing the media during one of the cleanliness drives organised at 61 Park Unit, Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), CMD, GRSE said, “Swachhata is a state of mind, a culture that has been ingrained in our DNA. As part of Special Campaign 2.0, all Units of GRSE participated with great enthusiasm and involved employees and local people to spread the message of cleanliness in Kolkata and Ranchi. The Shipyard aims scrap disposal from its office premises as per the Government of India directives and strive to become a socially responsible defence PSU”.
On the occasion, GRSE also organised ‘MELBANDHAN 2022’, a special event on Vendor Development that aims to strengthen relationship with stakeholders through ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in Shipbuilding. The program provided a platform to enhance awareness amongst vendors on procurement, quality control and self-reliance. The event saw an overwhelming response from various vendors, MSMEs and entrepreneurs.
GRSE has already adopted a holistic approach to implement initiatives under Swachh Vidyalaya Mission under the broader ambit of Swachh Bharat Mission. Multiple interventions have been implemented to improve the overall sanitation and hygiene conditions of the government schools with special thrust on the girls’ schools in Kolkata. Major contribution of GRSE towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan includes construction of 300 toilets in 46 local schools along with maintenance of 219 toilets and 148 urinals in 20 govt. schools, installation of incinerators in 15 girls’ schools, WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) training to approx. 5000 students of 4 schools, distribution of 170 color coded waste bins in 31 schools, contribution of Rs 81 lakh to Swachh Bharat Kosh since 2016-17 and contribution of rs 36.50 lakh to clean ganga fund since 2016-17.
The special campaign 2.0 of Government of India is being carried out in two phases – preparatory phase (14 Sep to 30 Sep 22) and implementation phase (02 Oct to 31 Oct 22). The campaign aims to ensure the disposal of pending matters, strengthening internal monitoring mechanisms, improved record management and cleanliness in workspace.
GRSE CONTINUES SUPPORT TO INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Kolkata, 28 Oct 22: Committed towards improving the quality of life of children affected with cerebral palsy, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship-building company of India, extended support to Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative for FY 2022-23.
GRSE’s association with IICP dates back to 2009 and since then it has been working towards providing healthcare assistance to the children suffering from cerebral palsy. The children of IICP staged a colourful cultural programme on Swachh Bharat which was followed by handing over of the ceremonial cheque by Cmde PR Hari, IN(Retd.), C&MD, GRSE in the presence of Sri R K Dash, Director (Finance), Cdr Shantanu Bose, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Smt. Sonali Nandi, COO & Director-Technical Services, IICP and other senior officials of GRSE & IICP. On the occasion, decorative artworks crafted by the children of IICP were also displayed at the institute.
GRSE showcases its Shipbuilding and Engineering Capabilities at DefExpo 2022;
Signs 13 MoUs with National and International partners
Kolkata/Gandhinagar, October 22, 2022: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship-building company of India, showcased its state-of-the-art ship building technology and the varied range of maritime platforms that have been developed by the shipyard, at the 12th edition of the Government of India’s flagship Defence Exhibition-DefExpo 2022 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
At the BANDHAN ceremony of DefExpo 2022, GRSE signed Thirteen (13) significant MoUs with Public and Private Partners from India and abroad that include- M/s Conceptia Software Technologies M/s Elite Polymers, M/s Gibbs and Cox, IIT Kharagpur, M/s Indian Armour Systems Pvt. Ltd., Indian Register of Shipping (IR Class), NIBE, M/s Patel Engineering Works, M/s RAADS Marine, M/s Sadhav Offshore Pvt. Ltd, M/s Saif Powertec Limited, SERC Chennai, Ltd, Pvt. Ltd, and M/s Vrinda Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
GRSE’s three new innovative products namely the 01 MW Diesel Alternator, Double Lane Modular Steel Bridge with 7.5m carriage width & New SERC certified 5.3m carriage width Single Lane Modular Steel Bridges were also showcased at the DefExpo.
In its journey towards digitization in strengthening operations and shipbuilding performance, GRSE also showcased the AI Enabled Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) process which aims to update manual inspection with automated inspection through the usage of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning that was developed in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur.
The GRSE pavilion also gave a first-hand glimpse of the organization’s shipbuilding operations, indigenous capabilities, and various classes of ships delivered to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries. It showcased the ongoing projects of the company that comprises four indigenous shipbuilding projects including three Advanced Frigates under Project 17A, four Survey Vessels (Large), eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts for the Indian Navy and one Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard and a Next Generation E Ferry for Government of West Bengal. The model of passenger cum cargo ferry built for Republic of Guyana was also on display.
GRSE wins ‘Raksha Anveshan Ratna Award’ at the Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence: Becomes the only Shipyard to win an Award
Kolkata, 21 Oct 22: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), bagged the prestigious ‘Raksha Anveshan Ratna Award’ at the Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence in Defence & Aerospace Sector 2022. Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh presented the prestigious award to Team GRSE. GRSE is the only shipyard to have received the much-coveted Raksha Mantri Awards 2022.
‘Raksha Anveshan Ratna Award’ is given for Excellence in Innovation and GRSE won this prestigious Award for ‘Design & Development of Silent Ship for Indian Navy’ under Innovation category. The award ceremony was organised as part of the 12th edition of Government of India’s flagship Defence Exhibition- ‘DefExpo 2022’ at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
In the past, GRSE has been adjudged Best Performing Defence Shipyard of India for four years in a row (2010-11 to 2013-14). Design and R&D Unit of GRSE has been recognized by DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. GRSE also bagged Defence Minister’s Award of Excellence 2015-2016 for In-house Design Effort for OPV for Government of Mauritius and other prestigious Awards in R & D, CSR, Corporate Governance, HR Practices & Communication Outreach.