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MOD orders four survey vessels

GRSE gets Rs.2,435.15 crore order


GRSE gets Rs.2,435.15 crore order


Joint Secretary & Acquisition Manager (MS) Ravi Kant along with Director (Shipbuilding) CmdeS Nayyar IN (Retd) during signing of contract between Ministry of Defence and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy on 30 October 2018.


Defence Ministry has awarded a Rs.2,435.15 crore contract for design, construction and supply of four Survey Vessels for Indian Navy to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited, Kolkata.

The first ship is to be delivered within 36 months and remaining within an interval of six months for each vessel.

The project completion time is 54 months from date of signing the contract on 30 Oct 2018.

This contract boosted GRSE’s Order Book to Rs.22,604 crore. The GRSE is currently handling a major project to make three Stealth Frigates for Indian Navy under P17A Project.

The defence PSU has been a pioneer warship builder of the nation having delivered the highest number of warships till date since its inception in 1960.

The 98 warships built by GRSE so far range from Advanced Frigates to Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes to Fleet Tankers, Fast Attack Crafts, etc. with the Shipyard having many firsts to its credit in terms of Innovation and Design.

It has already delivered six Sandhayak Class Survey Vessels to Indian Navy between the period February 1981 to February 1993.

The present project will further consolidate GRSE’s position as a unique shipyard with all round capability to design and build Survey Vessels with state-of-the-art technology.

These Survey Vessels (Large) will be 110-metre long with deep displacement of 3,300 tonnes and complement of 231, capable of fullscale coastal and deep-water hydrographic survey of ports and harbours, approaches and determination of navigational channels/routes.

In addition, the vessels will undertake surveys of maritime limits up to EEZ/extended continental shelf.

The vessels are equipped with highly advanced state-of-the-art hydrographic equipment & sensors including a Hello Hanger to accommodate one Advanced Light Helicopter.

The design and construction of these ships by GRSE will truly signify ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government.

Vessels will be built as per Classification Society Rules and Naval Ship Regulations and will conform to latest MARPOL (Marine Pollution) Standards of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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