Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship building company bagged an order to build Six Patrol Boats for Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project under Department of Fisheries from the Government of Bangladesh. The order has been awarded to GRSE through an international competitive bidding where other international players from Europe and Asia were in the fray.
The 13 m Surveillance Patrol Boats for Marine Fisheries Surveillance Check post (MFSC), Government of Bangladesh will be used in Surveillance Activities, Shallow Water Operation and Patrolling Fishing grounds day and night for illegal fishing gears & retrieval of survivors. The Patrol Crafts will be fitted with water jet drive, suitable for shallow water operation up to 0.60 m.
GRSE has the distinction on exporting the first ‘Made in India’ warship when the shipyard delivered a multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), CGS Barracuda to the Mauritius Coast Guard. In recent times, the shipyard had also delivered a Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) to the Government of Seychelles and bagged an order on competitive bidding for construction & supply of one Ocean Going Passenger & Cargo Vessel for Republic of Guyana. GRSE has been an exporter of Pre-fabricated Steel bridges to friendly countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar & Sri Lanka for use in disaster management.
GRSE has made significant contribution towards ‘Atmanirbhar’ Abhiyaan through advancement in state-of-the-art warship design and construction by achieving over 90% indigenous content onboard ASW Corvettes and Landing Craft Utility ships. Having modernized its infrastructure facilities, today GRSE is in a position to construct 20 warships concurrently using Advanced Modular Integrated Shipbuilding Technology in line with the best in the world. With adoption of new advanced technology and Industry 4.0 practices, the Shipyard is truly on its way to becoming a global leader in warship construction.