GRSE Secures USD 21 Million Order for Advanced Ocean-Going Tug

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has secured a significant USD 21 million order from the Ministry of Defence of Bangladesh for the construction and delivery of an advanced ocean-going tug. According to a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), GRSE will undertake the design, build, and delivery of the vessel.

The ocean-going tug will measure approximately 61 meters in length overall (LOA) and 15.80 meters in width, with a depth of about 6.80 meters. It will have a draught requirement of 4.80 meters at full load and a bollard pull capacity of 76 tonnes ahead and 50 tonnes astern. The vessel is designed to achieve a maximum speed of at least 13 knots under full load conditions.

Primarily, the tug will be employed in towing ships at sea, assisting in berthing and casting off operations, and facilitating ship maneuvering through pushing and pulling. Additionally, it will be equipped for rescue and salvage operations, firefighting support, and limited pollution control measures at sea. The vessel’s robust design includes a dynamic positioning-2 system, allowing it to maintain heading and position without mooring lines or anchors, even in sea state 5 conditions (wind speeds of 17-21 knots and wave heights of 2-3 meters).

This contract adds to GRSE’s portfolio of international projects, which includes a recent agreement for a trailing suction hopper dredger with Bangladesh and a contract for the delivery of multi-purpose cargo vessels to a German company. The initiatives underscore GRSE’s capabilities in advanced maritime engineering and its commitment to enhancing maritime capabilities globally.