Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship building company bagged multiple awards in Communication Outreach, CSR Commitment (Overall), Digital PSU and Reskilling of Employees (Training & Development) categories at the 9th Governance Now PSU Awards. Justice Deepak Mishra, Former Chief Justice of India presented the award to GRSE at an award function in New Delhi on February 16, 2023. It is noteworthy to mention that GRSE has been adjudged winner for Communication Outreach award for the fourth year in a row.
Governance Now PSU Awards honour the efforts of Public Sector Undertakings (PSU’s) that have been key to the country’s growth and is given for their commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.
GRSE has the distinction of becoming the first shipyard of independent India to build a warship for Indian Navy, the Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) INS Ajay way back in 1961. GRSE also built the first ever Indian Export Warship “CGS Barracuda”. Over last 62 years, GRSE has built 790 platforms including 108 warships for Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and Government of Mauritius & Seychelles Coast Guard – highest warships built & delivered by any Indian shipyard till date. From Frigates, Corvettes, Fleet Tankers, Landing Ship Tank, Landing Craft Utility to Survey Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels and Fast Attack Craft – the repertoire is rich and varied. In addition to ship building, GRSE is also engaged in marine engine assembly and testing at its’ Diesel Engine Plant in Ranchi. The engineering division manufactures deck machinery items, pre-fabricated portable steel bridges and marine pumps.
GRSE has more than 60% market share in India for portable steel bridges. GRSE is the only entity in India that manufactures Bailey bridges, to be accorded ‘The Green Channel’ certification by DGQA. Noteworthy accolades include Defence Minister Award 2022 in Designing the most silent ship for Indian Navy for ASW operation, Defence Minister’s Award for Excellence for In-house Design Effort for Offshore Patrol Vessel for Government of Mauritius, CGS Barracuda in 2015 and ‘Best Performing Defence Shipyard of India’ for Four Years in a row.
GRSE embraced infrastructure modernization over the past decade resulting in the capacity for the concurrent construction of 20 ships at a time. Team of highly skilled design engineers and state of art VR Lab & latest software cater to the in-house design capabilities. With proven credentials, the shipyard is on a growth path, pursuing its vision to be globally acknowledged as the ‘Best Shipyard in India’ and reaffirming its motto “In Pursuit of Excellence and Quality in Shipbuilding”.