Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)
GRSE has played an important role in the defence preparedness of the country and has risen to the occasion in the national mission of design and construction of warship indigenously. Grse has built and supplied close to 700 vessels, to carry men and materials as well as for surveillance of the Coast Line. Apart from ship building and ship repair
GRSE is also one of the few versatile shipyards having its own Engineering and Engine Division. On 5th Sep 2006, GRSE got the status of Mini Ratna- Category I
GRSE has ship building facilities in Kolkata and Ranchi. The company has a large Computer Aided Design (CAD) centre for ship modelling and design. There are four workshops for plate preparation and steel fabrication.
GRSE has a dry dock for ships up to 26,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT). It has a building berth and two slipways for hull construction. It has a covered all-weather non-tidal wet basin for fitting-out medium and small ships and another fitting-out complex for ships with three berths alongside. In addition, it has two river jetties for berthing smaller vessels up to 60 metres (200 ft) in length. GRSE has engine repair and overhaul facilities in Ranchi.
On 1 July 2006, GRSE acquired the loss-making Rajabagan Dockyard (RBD) of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation (CIWTC). RBD's facilities with its 600 metres (2,000 ft) waterfront helped alleviate some of GRSE's space constraints and increase its production capacity
As of 2011, the shipyard is undergoing a ₹530 crore (US$79 million) upgrade programme, expected to be completed by March 2012. The second phase of the upgrade programme began in June 2013