Taking Giant Strides Towards Aatmanirbharta: GRSE Signs MoU with Kongsberg Maritime for Licensed Production of Water Jets in India

Defence Industry

Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and Kongsberg Maritime (KM), Finland, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for co-production of indigenous Water Jets (WJs) of up to 3.5 MW on Monday, June 19, 2023.


The MoU was signed by Cmde P R Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, and Ottar Ristesund, SVP, Sales, Propulsion and Engines, Kongsberg Maritime (KM), in the presence of Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy.

Water Jet Propulsion Systems are extensively used onboard Indian Navy & Indian Coast Guard ships and therefore, this collaborative effort of GRSE & Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has huge market potential in the coming years.

Taking giant strides towards Aatmanirbharta, GRSE had earlier signed a MoU with Rolls Royce for co-production of high speed Marine Diesel Engines. The shipyard has also recently signed a contract worth (approx.) Rs 250 Crore for manufacture and supply of 30 MM Naval Surface Guns to the Indian Navy.