The inauguration event of Integrated Shipbuilding Facility at GRSE

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    As part of its modernization drive to implement modular shipbuilding technologies, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) inaugurated its “Integrated Shipbuilding Facility” (ISF) on 06 June 2013.

    The ISF was inaugurated by Shri Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri at 1000 hours 6th June 2013, at GRSE Main Works, in the presence of high level dignitaries from the Ministry of Defence, State Government and Defence Services.

    The foundation stone for the ISF was laid on 19th Feb 2009 and the project was completed in May 2013. GRSE’s modernization seeks to create new shipbuilding infrastructure that would allow integrated construction of large ships, using modular shipbuilding technologies.

    The new “Integrated Shipbuilding Facility” comprises the below listed co-located facilities:
    A 180M x 29M Dry Dock of 10000 Tons capacity, for building large ships


    An Inclined Berth with a length of 180M and width of 23M of 4500 Tons capacity, for building large ships


    A Module assembly Hall measuring 99 x 30 M with telescopic sliding roof arrangement, to facilitate integration of Pre-outfitted Mega-Hull blocks weighing up to 200 Tons

    A 250 ton Goliath Crane spanning the Dry Dock, Inclined Berth and Module Hall, for handling mega-Hull blocks weighing up to 200 Tons

    In addition to the above facilities, associated facilities like a Paint Cell for blasting and painting of hull blocks at controlled conditions of temperature and humidity, an Electrical Sub-Station of 6 KV capacity to meet power supply requirements of the new facilities, a River Jetty for berthing ship prior to docking / after undocking, and an Amenity Block for workers have also been constructed as part of Modernisation project.

    GRSE says that it has taken a “a giant stride” towards the adoption of the latest Modular Shipbuilding technologies for warship construction with the commissioning of the new “Integrated Shipbuilding Facility” as the new facility would enable GRSE to construct ships with 200 Ton mega hull-blocks instead of the prevailing method of using hull blocks with a maximum weight of 40 tons.

    Crucially, GRSE expects to achieve a significant reduction in ‘Build Period’ and improve quality as part of its new shipbuilding strategy.

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