Mumbai, January 30, 2017Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed a Contract with Ministry of Defence (MOD), Government of India for design and construction of fourteen (14) Fast Patrol Vessels (‘FPVs’) for Indian Coast Guard, for an amount of Rs. 916 crore.
RDEL emerged winner through a competitive bidding process undertaken by MOD, Govt. of India with participation from almost all the Private Sector and Public Sector Shipyards namely, L&T, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE).This is the first time, a Private Sector Shipyard has been awarded a contract to design and build such class of ships for Indian Armed Forces. RDEL will be developing the design in-house.
Reliance Shipyard with the largest dry-dock of the country has successfully mastered the block-construction technique through unique ‘modular construction technology’ for building large ships for both commercial usage and Navy. The Shipyard with state-of-the-art technology, processes and skilled man-power is well poised to deliver any class of vessel in a most optimum timeframe.
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited
Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) owned Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (‘RDEL’) has the largest engineering infrastructure in India and is one of the largest in the world. The Company is the first private sector company in India to obtain the licence and contract to build warships. The Shipyard houses the only modular shipbuilding facility with a capacity to build fully fabricated and outfitted blocks. The fabrication facility is spread over 2.1 million sq. ft. The shipyard has a pre-erection berth of 980 meters length and 40 meters width, and 2 Goliath cranes with combined lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, besides outfitting berth of 780 meters.