GRSE signs contract for a Fast Patrol Vessel with Govt of Seychelles

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) has signed a contract with the government of Seychelles for delivering a Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV)
GRSE signs contract for a Fast Patrol Vessel with Govt of Seychelles

New Delhi: A contract for delivering one Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) has been signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) and the government of Seychelles. The signing of this prestigious contract, that occurred within just a month of the shipyard concluding a contract for one Ocean Going Passenger & Cargo Ferry Vessel with Govt of Guyana, signifies a breakthrough in the company's journey towards becoming a global player in the warship building arena andbears testimony to the trust; foreign countries are reposing in this Indian shipyard's abilities. The Fast Patrol Vessel will be delivered to the Coast Guard of Seychelles, the archipelagic island country.

The SCG Ship 'Zoroaster', a Fast Patrol Vessel, will be a powerful, fuel-efficient platform designed to perform multipurpose operations, such as patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching, and search and rescue (SAR). With a maximum speed of 34 knots and an endurance of more than 1,500 nautical miles, this 50-meter FPV with a waterjet propulsion system and advanced controls has the capability to undertake Maritime Missions of the Seychelles Coast Guard including timely interceptions. The ship is also fitted with a 40-60 gun as the main armament. It will also flaunt improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel. The overall design of the FPV has been developed in-house by GRSE.

GRSE also has the experience of delivering CGS Barracuda, a multipurpose compact Offshore Patrol Vessel to Mauritius Coast Guard, thereby becoming the first Indian shipyard to have exported a warship.

Since its inception as a Defence PSU in 1960, GRSE has built 787 platforms which include 106 warships to Maritime forces, which is the highest number of warships built & delivered by any shipyard in the country.

GRSE has the capability to construct 20 ships concurrently, using its modernized infrastructure and 'Modular Integrated Construction Philosophy.' Further, the dedicated, multi-disciplinary, strong design team of the shipyard is continuously working towards developing various concept designs for ships that can cater to the current and future requirements of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

GRSE also has a dedicated Ship Repair facility, which is fully geared to undertake refits of ships. Apart from shipbuilding & ship repairs, GRSE has diversified into Engineering Business, with a product profile of Pre-fabricated Steel Bridges, various Deck Machinery Items such as Anchor Capstans, Boat Davits, Pumps etc. & Assembly/ Testing/ Overhauling of MTU Diesel Engines.

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