GRSE bags export order for four commercial vessels

The defence public sector undertaking today signed an agreement with a German firm Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler und Reederei GmbH & Co. KG for the construction and delivery of four multi-purpose vessels
GRSE bags export order for four commercial vessels

Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd or GRSE has made an entry into the world of commercial vessel export. The defence public sector undertaking today signed an agreement with a German firm Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler und Reederei GmbH & Co. KG for the construction and delivery of four multi-purpose vessels of 7,500 DWT each, with an option of building another four ships in future.

The agreement was signed by Cdr Shantanu Bose (Retd), Director (shipbuilding), GRSE, and Carsten Thomas Rehder, Managing Director, Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler, in the presence of Cmde P.R. Hari, (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE.

The DPSU is the only shipyard in the country to have built and delivered 109 warships to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

According to the company, these vessels will be 120 metres long and 17 metres wide with a maximum draft of 6.75 metres. Each of them will 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.

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