GRSE bags export order for four multi-purpose vessels worth $54 Mn

Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) have signed an agreement with German firm Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH & Co KG for the construction and delivery of four multi-purpose vessels of 7,500 DWT each.

Further, the agreement has an an option of building another four ships in the near future.

GRSE, is one of India’s leading shipyards, located in Kolkata. It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels, and also exports the ships that the company builds.

As part of the order worth $54 million, Garden Reach Shipbuilders will be designing, building, and delivering the vessels after completion within a time period of 33 months.

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.

The vessels will have a single cargo hold each 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.

According to an exchange filing by GRSE, “The agreement was signed between GRSE and M/s Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH & Co, represented by Cdr Shantanu Bose, Director (Shipbuilding) and Carsten Thomas Rehder, Managing Director respectively in the presence of Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE.”

“Among senior officials, RK Dash, Director (Finance), GRSE, DIG Subrato Ghosh, ICG (Retd), Director (Personnel), GRSE, and Mr Jonas Meinhardt, Managing Director of M/s Carsten Rehder were present,” it added.