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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.

 

  • 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.

MOU Ratings
2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
1.35
Excellent
1.07
Excellent
1.176
Excellent
1.17
Excellent
1.43
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.