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GRSE lays the keel of the first large survey vessel

GRSE lays the keel of the first large survey vessel

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Nov 2019, 12:44 pm

Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), Kolkata at their Main Works here laid the keel of the first  Survey Vessel (Large) (Yard 3025).

Jadav Sarkar, Structural Fitter (SK-II) of GRSE, performed the keel laying in the  presence of Vice Admiral Ajay Kumar Saxena, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition. The occasion was graced by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Cmde. P R Hari, Director (Personnel) and Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding).

This first ship is part of the four Large Survey Vessels order won by GRSE in competitive bidding process in Oct 2018.

The Contract for four Survey Vessel Large (SVL) was signed on 30 Oct 2018 between Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) and Government of India, Ministry of Defence for an order value of Rs. 2435.15 crore. The first ship is to be delivered within 36 months from contract signing date with a project completion time of 54 months.

The vessel is 110m long with deep displacement of 3300 Tons which can accommodate 231 personnel. The vessel shall have a cruising speed of 16 knots. GRSE’s denovo Hull Form Design imparts a superior level of operational efficiency to these vessels.

The Hull form of these new generations Survey Vessel also meets the stringent seakeeping and manoeuvring requirements including Helicopter Operations at high sea states. With their State-of-the-Art “Survey Payload” comprising of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Multi Beam Echo Sounders etc, these Survey Ships would prove to be a game changer in the Indian Navy’s Capabilities for Coastal and Deepwater Hydrographic Surveys aiding Maritime Operations.

In their secondary role, they will be capable of performing limited search and rescue, limited ocean research and operate as hospital ship/ casualty holding ships.

The design of the ship is by GRSE’s in-house Design Unit which was accorded Centre of Excellence Unit status by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology  as it truly signifies “Make In India” Initiative of the Govt. of India.

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 Organization (IMO).