Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is a Government of India undertaking, building vessels of many types — mostly for the government itself. Its shipyards are located on the River Hooghly in Kolkata. Together with our associated sub-consultants Appledore International, TK Roy & Associates and Intercon Maritime Consultants, we provided design and masterplanning services for the modernisation of the Garden Reach Shipyard.
The main yard’s existing facilities included a dry dock, building berth, slipway, workshops and hull fabrication shops. The team carried out studies of existing shipyard processes, and of measures that would raise performance at Garden Reach to the level of a high quality modern yard. The main yard has being reorganised to incorporate additional facilities, including a new dry dock, an inclined berth, a modular ship construction hall, a paint cell and portable shelters. The yard will be served by a 250 tonne Goliath crane.
As lead consultant and project manager, we have also undertaken a range of design and supervision responsibilities. These include the management of site geotechnical investigations and a topographical survey, and preparation of the concept report and a detailed project report. We undertook detailed design, specifications and drawings, and prepared the tender documents for the main and associated construction contracts. In the role of engineer, we supervised the construction works.