New Delhi: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, pioneers in the development of bailey type portable bridges for disaster management and connecting difficult terrains, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering (KEL), a state-owned enterprise of Kerala, for the joint research and development of a lightweight Bailey Bridge with a Carbon Fiber Composite Deck.
The MoU has been signed by GRSE's CMD Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd.) and KEL's Managing Director Col Shaji M Varghese (Retd.) KEL, in the august presence of Minister of Law, Industries & Coir, Govt of Kerala P Rajeev on March 03. Under the MoU, KEL will also design and develop dry type transformers and alternators as per Navy specifications.
Earlier, in August 2022, GRSE became the only organisation in India qualified for the prestigious 'Green Channel Certification' for the supply of Bailey type Bridges of various spans and configurations to the Indian Army. This initiative of the Government of India aims to facilitate 'Ease of doing business' and promote the national mission of “Make in India” with a special focus on 'Defence Manufacturing.'
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