GRSE bags export order for commercial vessels

GRSE has signed an agreement with a German firm for the construction and delivery of four multi-purpose vessels of 7,500 DWT each, with an option of building another four ships in the near future
GRSE bags export order for commercial vessels
GRSE bags export order for commercial vessels

New Delhi: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, a Miniratna Defence PSU on Saturday said that it has signed an agreement with Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH & Co. KG Germany for the construction and delivery of four multi-purpose vessels of 7,500 DWT each, with an option of building another four ships in near future.

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According to the company, the vessels will be 120 metres long and 17 metres wide with a maximum draft of 6.75 metres. Each of them can carry 7,500 metric tonnes of cargo. Each vessel will have a single cargo hold to accommodate bulk, general, and project cargoes. Containers will be carried on hatch covers. The ships have been specifically designed to carry multiple large windmill blades on deck.

The agreement has been signed between GRSE and Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH & Co., represented by Cdr Shantanu Bose, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding) and Carsten Thomas Rehder, Managing Director respectively in presence of Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director of GRSE. Among the senior officials, RK Dash, Director (Finance) of GRSE, DIG Subrato Ghosh, ICG (Retd), Director (Personnel) of GRSE, Jonas Meinhardt, Managing Director of Carsten Rehder were also present

GRSE has been a pioneer in the export of warships. In 2014, the CGS Barracuda, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, built by GRSE, was exported to Mauritius. This was the first warship to be exported by India. In 2021, the GRSE-built Fast Patrol Vessel PS Zoroaster was exported to the Seychelles. The ship returned to GRSE earlier this year for a refit that was completed in record time. The shipyard is also currently working on six patrol boats and a TSH dredger for the Government of Bangladesh. In 2023, GRSE delivered the MV Ma Lisha, a passenger-cum-cargo ocean-going ferry to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. It is the largest and most advanced ferry in that country now.

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