Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), a Miniratna Category 1, Defence PSU, signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for construction of 04 Next Generation offshore Patrol Vessels . The Total Project Cost of 04 GRSE Vessels is around Rupees 3500/- crore. The first Vessel is to be delivered within 44 months from Contract Signing and subsequent Vessels at 06 months intervals.
The Contract was signed between JS&AM (M&S, Ministry of Defence), Dharmendra Kumar Singh, IA & AS (2000) and Cdr Shantanu Bose, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), GRSE in the presence of Pankaj Agarwal, IAS, DG (Acquisition), Cmde PR Hari. IN(Retd.), CMD GRSE, RAdm S Mehta, ACWP&A, Indian Navy and other senior officials of Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy & GRSE.
The length of the NGOPVs will be 110 m (Approx) with displacement around 2900 Tons and max speed more than 23 knots. The NGOPV should be capable of fulfilling roles such as Seaward Defence, ‘Out of Area’ Contingency Ops (OOAC), Non-Combatant Evacuation Ops (NEO), Convoy Operations/Anti-Piracy Missions, Counter Infiltration Ops, Anti-Poaching/Trafficking, HADR, Search and Rescue Missions, Hospital Ship, Fleet Maintenance Support and COMINT Ship.