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Warship builder GRSE on Atmanirbhar Mission

Rajnath launches new facilities to help speed up production

These facilities will go a long way in enhancing the production capacity of the shipyard, especially during execution of the three major warship building projects comprising of 15 warships that GRSE is presently handling for the Indian Navy- the P17A Stealth Frigates, the ASW Shallow Water Craft and the Survey Vessels (Large).

Kolkata, Aug 12,  2020 (BNC Network): Taking the Self Reliant India Mission forward, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd., a Miniratna Category 1 Defence PSU and premier warship builder of the nation, launched two new facilities. As part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Week Celebration, a state-of-the-art indigenous underwater CNC Plasma Cutting Machine and a Modern Hull Block Fabrication Complex, were virtually inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at GRSE's Rajabagan Dockyard Unit, Kolkata. This marks a major milestone for the Shipyard in their ongoing modernisation plan. Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE,Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Cmde. P R Hari, Director (Personnel) & Shri R K Dash, Director (Finance), and Senior Officials of GRSE were present on the occasion.

The CNC Plasma Cutting facility set up at a cost of Rs.4.14 Crores will enhance the plate cutting capacity by 30%. The Complex constructed at a cost of Rs.19 Crores for Hull block Fabrication will enable concurrent construction of large sized (40 Ton) hull blocks in a covered environment, which will facilitate modular Integrated Construction of warships with an enhancement in production capacity of hull blocks by 25%. Both these facilities will go a long way in enhancing the production capacity of the shipyard, especially during execution of the three major warship building projects comprising of 15 warships that GRSE is presently handling for the Indian Navy- the P17A Stealth Frigates, the ASW Shallow Water Craft and the Survey Vessels (Large).

The CNC Plasma cutting machine facility will have the ability to cut plates with cutting capacity of 3 mm thk to 65 mm thk carbon steel plates, 30 mm thk stainless steel plates & 50 mm thk Aluminium plates with an accuracy range of 1 mm max. This machine also has an underwater plasma cutting torch to cut the plate in submerged condition to reduce fume and pollution. The machine has the capability for bevel cutting upto 45 degree which is expected to enhance production rate from 2000 to 3000 MT per day as per the requirement and nesting pattern and obviate duplicate activity which was otherwise done separately.

The Industrial Shed, Area-1 (85M x 27M), also inaugurated enhances GRSE's capability for construction of higher capacity block to meet the production requirement for the ongoing prestigious P17A Project at Main Works Unit of GRSE. The complex constructed at a cost of INR 19 crores for Hull Block Fabrication, will enable concurrent construction of large sized (40 Ton) hull blocks in a covered environment, which will facilitate modular integrated Construction of Warships.

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