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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), is the premier Warship building Company in India, under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence. GRSE since 1960, has built warships for various roles, starting from state of the art Frigates & Corvettes to Fast Patrol Boats. GRSE has played a very important role in the defence preparedness of the country and has always risen to the occasion in the national mission of design and construction of warship indigenously. GRSE has built and supplied close to 700 vessels, to carry men and materials as well as for surveillance of the Coast Line. Apart from ship building and ship repair, GRSE is one of the few versatile shipyards having its own Engineering and Engine Division. On 5th Sep 2006, GRSE got the status of Mini Ratna- Category I.
 

  • GRSE received SCOPE Corporate Communication Award for  "Best Corporate Communication Program" & "Brand Building through Inclusive Growth Initiatives" on 07 Dec 17

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  • INS Kiltan, an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette indigenously built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, at Visakhapatnam today, 16 Oct 17 in the presence of Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE.

    Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.
    GRSE is the only shipyard in the country at this juncture which will be delivering 14 warships to the Indian Navy & Indian Coast Guard in next 02 years. 06 in this financial year and 08 in next year.

    “INS Kiltan”, is the third of the four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes that GRSE is building for the Indian Navy. “INS Kiltan’ is an extremely versatile ASW platform, 109 meter long, 12.8 meter wide and a deep displacement of approx. 3250 tons. The ship’s main 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 that make her almost invisible to the enemy, both above and below the sea surface. An extremely low radiated underwater noise signature makes her difficult to be detected by sonar, whilst the ‘x’ 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 commissioning of INS Kiltan is a great testimony to GRSE’s capability to design and construct frontline warships for Indian Navy.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 commissioned in 2014 & 2016 respectively. Both the ships are now an integral part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy.

    Kiltan has the unique feature of superstructure made of carbon fibre composite material. It is for the first time in the country that such a 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.

    Completion of this ship marks a significant stride made by the Indian industry in indigenisation of several high-technology state-of-the-art equipment/ weapons/ sensors which have been fitted to fortify these ASW Corvettes. It was only by the painstaking efforts put in by L&T which resulted in the successful developments of indigenous rocket launcher (IRL) and foldable hangar door. The contribution of M/s BEL in development of indigenous surveillance radar and ASW fire control system is commendable. The hull of the ship is built with special grade high-tensile steel, developed by DRDO and Indian Navy, and produced by M/s SAIL. These are the first major warships built in the country with special grade steel DMR 249A produced in India. Railess Helo Traversing system manufactured by the Engineering Division of GRSE, under Transfer of

    Technology from M/s Mac Taggart Scott, UK, has been installed on these ships. Trainable chaff system developed by MTPF, Ambernath and indigenous guns manufactured by M/s BHEL Haridwar and Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore are testimony to laudable efforts made by PSUs & Ordnance Factories towards indigenisation and self-reliance.

    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, Ordnance Factories have played a vital role in 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • GRSE has been awarded prestigious Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for the year 2016-17 for Excellence in Implementation of Official Language. The award was Presented by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, which was received by our Director (Personnel), Shri AK Nanda, at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 14.09.2017.  Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju were also present on the occasion.

    This is the highest category of Award in the Country for Implementation of Official Language and GRSE is proud recipient of this Prestigious Award for the 5th time in Last Five Years.

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  • The Grse was awarded quality leadership award by quality circle forum of India for implementing the quality concepts in shipbuilding. The award was conferred on Grse and was awarded on 12th September 2017 during the eastern regional conference ccqc 2017 held at hotel taj Bengal, Kolkata. The award was received by shri asit kumar nanda director(personnel).

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  • GRSE receives the ICC PSE Excellence Award 2016, in the Categories of “Company of the Year” & Corporate Governance CMD GRSE  Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd.) was felicitated in the ceremony.

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  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Received  1st prize for Company's Hindi Magazine “Rajbhasha Jagriti”

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  • GRSE Received  2nd Prize for Excellence in Implementation of Official Language

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • GRSE team of senior officials led by Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd.) , Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, participated at a function on Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence in respect of OFB and DPSUs for the years 2015-16 held on 30th May 2017. GRSE was bestowed with award on ‘In-house Design Effort for Offshore Patrol Vessel for Mauritius – CGS Barracuda’.

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  • The First of Class Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ship named “L-51” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral B K Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair today, 28 March 2017.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

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  • Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “INS TILLANCHANG” 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 Karwar today, 09 Mar 2017.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

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  • The 99th Warship, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “TILLANCHANG” was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 21 Dec 2016 at GRSE, Kolkata. GRSE has delivered 99 warships to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Mauritius Coast Guard, which is the highest number of warships built by any shipyard in the country.

    The warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, VSM, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr. Adit Patnaik 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 to acceptance by the Navy.
    Cmde Ratnakar Ghosh (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 on the occasion.

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  • The eighth Landing Craft Utility class ship (L 58) being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), for the Indian Navy was “Launched” today, 16th Dec 2016 at Kolkata.  It was launched in the august presence of Shri. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Rear Admiral AK Verma (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director of GRSE, Kolkata and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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  • The seventh in the series of eight 'Landing Craft - Utility' (LCU) ships being built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was“Launched” today,24thNov 2016at Main Works, GRSE, Kolkata. The keel of the 7thLCU (Yard 2098), was earlier laid on30 Sep 2014.

    Following maritime traditions, the ship was “Launched” by Dr. Bina Bhamre wife of Dr. Subhas Ramrao Bhamre,Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantriwho was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Rear Admiral AK Verma (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE along with Shri SS Dogra, Director (Finance),Shri A K Nanda, Director (Personnel) and other dignitaries from the Indian Navy and Other Services were present on the occasion.

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  • Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “TIHAYU” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam on 19 Oct 2016.  Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

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  • Handing Over of 1st Landing Craft Utility "L-51", built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy on 30 Sep 2016, by Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE.

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  • The Jury Team from Quality Circle Forum of India constituted for the purpose of nominating the Best Company to receive the Quality Leadership Award for 2016, has once again found GRSE as the most Deserving Company to receive the Quality Leadership Award-2016 consecutively for the second year. Rear Admiral Anil Kumar Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director received the Quality Leadership Award-2016 during the Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts (CCQC)-2016 held on 27 Sep 2016 at Hotel Taj Bengal, Kolkata.

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  • GRSE has been awarded prestigious Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar – 1st Prize for the year 2015-16 for Excellence in Implementation of Official Language in the company. The Award presented by Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was received by CMD, GRSE, Rear Admiral Anil Kumar Verma, VSM, IN (Retd), at Hindi Day ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 14 September 2016. Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Home Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary (OL), Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, IAS and Jt.Secretary (OL) Dr. Bipin Behari were also present on the occasion. This is the Highest Award by Govt. of India for excellence in implementation of Official Language and GRSE is a proud recipient of this prestigious award for the 4th time in last four years.

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  • GRSE has been awarded prestigious Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar - 2nd prize for Company's Hindi Magazine Rajbhasha Jagriti under Grih Patrika Puraskar for the year 2015-16. The Award presented by Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was received by DGM (OL),GRSE, Smt Sunita Sharma, at Hindi Day ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 14 September 2016. Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Home Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary (OL), Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, IAS and Jt.Secretary (OL) Dr. Bipin Behari were also present on the occasion.

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  • The 2nd Water Jet Fast Attact Craft “Tihayu”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy on 30 Aug, 2016, by Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE.

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  • The fourth in the series of four ‘Water Jet Fast Attack Craft’ (WJFAC) being built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was “Launched” today, 30th June 2016 at Raja Bagan Dockyard,  Kolkata. The keel of the 4th WJFAC (Yard 2112), was earlier laid on 24 Sep 2015.

    Following maritime traditions, the ship was “Launched” by Mrs. ArunaKorde, wife of Vice Admiral Jaywant Korde, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Logistics, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE and other dignitaries from the Indian Navy and State Administration were present on the occasion. During the Naming Ceremony carried out at the time of Launching, the ship was named ‘TARASA‘  after an  island in the Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands.

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  • Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “TARMUGLI” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral H C S Bisht, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam on  23 May 2016.  Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

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  • The 1st Water Jet Fast Attact Craft Tarmugli built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy on 16 Apr, 2016, by Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE.

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  • Launching of Landing Craft Utility Yard No. 2097 by Smt. Seema Verma in the esteemed presence of Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command, on Saturday 12 March, 2016.

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The second phase of shipyard modernisation project was completed and the new facility was inaugurated in June 2013. Themodernised infrastructure enables the shipyard to undertake construction of large ships using latest modular construction technology.

 

GRSE is currently building four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes (ASWCs) for Indian Navy. The 2nd of the class ship, INS Kadmatt was commissioned by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R K Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, in Jan 2016.

 

Commissioning of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kadmatt

GRSE is currently building four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes (ASWCs) for Indian Navy. The 1st of the class ship, INS Kamorta was commissioned by the Honorable Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley in Aug 2014.

 

Commissioning of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kamorta

GRSE is the first Shipyard in the country and the first DPSU to get accreditation on Integrated Management Systemharmonizing ISO 14001:2004 (Environment Management System), BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety) and EN ISO 50001:2011 (Energy Management System). The Engine and Engineering division of the organization are already ISO 9001/2008 certified.

GRSE has been receiving "Excellent" rating in MoU for five consecutive years. GRSE achieved the best MoU rating among DPSUs in the year 2010-11 and 2012-13.

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Excellent

The Company continues its efforts in the field of development of design of warships as also development of its engineering products. The core strength of the Company lies in its own in-house design capability. Recently the Company has given an impetus to R&D activities in indigenous shipbuilding by successfully inducting Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts in the service of the Indian Navy. In the area of Ship Design, the Company has made major contribution to the design of ASW Corvettes being built for the Indian Navy.

GRSE in its modernisation drive has fully made operational the state of the Art Information and Communication System in the company. The hardware and software are in place and GRSE is already deriving rich benefit out of this drive. As part of ERP-IT improvement, the Company has taken initiative to establish a DR System through ‘Co-located Managed Solution’ to avoid unforeseen natural or manmade disaster in the Main Data Centre. In January 2013 “employee portal” was launched to facilitate employees to get information directly from system. The Company has an effective internal control system supported by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform i.e. SAP for its main business processes.

Some of the significant achievements of the Company over the years, is mentioned below:

First Export OrderIn 2014, GRSE delivered an Offshore Patrol Vessel, “CGS Barracuda” to the Republic of Government of Mauritius. This was the  1st Export Order executed by any DPSU in the country.

Offshore Patrol Vessel for Republic of Government of Mauritius

First Fleet Tanker: The first of its kind Fleet Tanker, “INS ADITYA” was built in India by GRSE and commissioned in April 2000.

INS Aditya

First of its kind Marine Acoustic Research Vessel“INS SAGARDHWANI”, the first of its kind marine acoustic research vessel, built indigenously by GRSE was commissioned in 1994.

Largest Naval Vessels ever built in India : Landing Ship Tank “INS MAGAR” and “INS GHARIAL”, 2nd of the two largest Naval Vessel ever built in India, were commissioned in 1987 and 1997 respectively.

First Fisheries Research Vessel: “SKIP JACK”, the first Fisheries Research Vessel, was built by GRSE in 1982.

Asia’s biggest Twin Screw Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger: MAHAGANGA”, built by GRSE in 1978 was Asia’s biggest Twin Screw Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger.

First of its kind Oceanographic Research Ship“GAVESANI”, the first of its kind Oceanographic Research Ship was built by GRSE in 1975.

First Indigenous Warship of India : It is worthwhile to mention that the first Indigenous Warship of India”INS AJAY” was built by GRSE in 1961, just within a year of becoming a Public Sector Unit(PSU).

INS Ajay

GRSE built” warships have proved their worth & capability during war, in addition to various disaster & peace keeping missions, till date.

Highest Modular Steel Bridge in the World: GRSE finds its mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for having built the highest modular steel bridge in the world at Ladakh, in 1990. GRSE has supplied thousands of Bailey Bridges to Indian Army, Central & State Public Works Departments, for fast accessibility in difficult terrain and during natural calamities.

Besides designing and building warships and portable bridges, a diverse range of deck machinery products including Halo Traversing System, Boat Davits, Anchor Capstans, Winches, Helo Hangers, Marine Pumps etc are manufactured by the Engineering Division of GRSE.

The excellent performance of GRSE over the last few years has been recognized and appreciated and following awards bestowed on GRSE speak for themselves:-

  • GRSE received the “Best Performing Shipyard Award” for four consecutive years (FY 10-11, 11 -12, 12-13 & 13-14), from the Hon'ble Raksha Mantri.
  • GRSE Chairman Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.) has been bestowed with the “Honor of Excellence” Award by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in 2014.
  • GRSE received the “Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puroskar” for Official Language Implementation from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, for four years (FY 11-12, 12-13, 14-15 & 15-16).
  • GRSE has been conferred the Governance Now Awards 2014 in the Category of Strategic Turnaround.
  • GRSE has ranked 2nd, nationally among Miniratna Companies, in the Category of CSR & Sustainability, by a survey conducted by the India Today Group.
  • GRSE won the e Gov Awards 2014 in the Category of Technology - Modernisation initiative in PSUs.
  • GRSE was conferred the IIIE Performance Excellence Award in the Golden Category (Financial & Operational Strength), for the year 2012-13.
  • For effective implementation of Quality Concept in the organization, the CMD of GRSE has been awarded "QCFI Award for Best CEO of the Year 2013.
  • GRSE Director (Finance) Shri K. K. Rai won the BT “Star PSU Director (Finance) For Outstanding Performance” in the Category of Non Maharatna & Navratna PSUs.
  • GRSE received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a Model Total Quality Management Company by CII for 2013.
  • GRSE was conferred the DPE ICC’s PSE Excellence Award 2013 for CSR & Sustainability, in the Miniratna Category.
  • GRSE was conferred with 'Caring Company Award -2013 & 2015' at the World CSR Congress

The company continues to accord utmost importance to Quality Assurance activities, reflecting its strong commitment for Product quality and customer satisfaction. The Yard has an established Quality Assurance Department with well experienced QC Inspection team, who are continuously trained in adopting updated inspection methodologies and best practices. The team undertakes inspection checks at every stage of the construction as per detailed Quality Assurance plans (QAP) so as to ensure that right from the initial receipt inspection of raw materials, all fabrication processes up to the final Ship acceptance trails are monitored both by internal and external Inspection agencies. In addition to defect identification, the yard has focused on defect avoidance, through awareness training, along with on the job monitoring. The yard personnel are constantly encouraged to carryout self-inspection and root cause analysis in order to identify appropriate corrective and preventive measures for achieving continual improvement in quality of products.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of the Company’s corporate philosophy, integrating business processes with social processes. The Company is committed towards CSR and has a CSR Policy in place to guide its CSR activities.

GRSE is making persistent efforts to set itself firmly on a growth trajectory. Firm foundation being laid today is aimed at enabling GRSE to further consolidate on its strengths and emerge as a leading shipyard with multi-dimensional engineering capabilities, in the years to come.