Garden Reach Shipbuilders Delivers 6th Warship To Indian Navy
“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 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 with a deep pool of revenue-generating projects. With an 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 software 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 an 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 a 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.