Goa Shipyard

Summary

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) is an Indian Government owned ship building company located on the West Coast of India at Vasco da Gama, Goa. It was established in 1957, originally by the colonial government of the Portuguese in India as the "Estaleiros Navais de Goa",[2] to build barges to be used in Goa's growing mining industry, which took off after the establishment of India's blockade of Goa in 1955. In the wake of Portugal's defeat and unconditional surrender to India following the 1961 Indian annexation of Goa, it was requisitioned to manufacture warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

Goa Shipyard Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
IndustryShip building
Founded1957 as Estaleiros Navais de Goa
Headquarters
Key people
Bharat Bhushan Nagpal
(Chairman & MD)
ProductsFrigates
Offshore Patrol Vessels
Patrol boat
Berthing pontoon
Tugboat
Fast attack craft
Survey vessel
Powership
RevenueDecrease 978.76 crore (US$130 million) (2021)[1]
Decrease 200.07 crore (US$26 million) (2021)[1]
Decrease 127.91 crore (US$17 million) (2021)[1]
Total assetsIncrease 4,207.38 crore (US$550 million) (2021)[1]
Total equityIncrease 1,098.68 crore (US$140 million) (2021)[1]
Number of employees
Decrease 1389 (December 2021)[1]
WebsiteGoa Shipyard

GSL is undergoing a modernisation of its yard to adapt to the latest technology in shipbuilding. To this purpose it is negotiating with well-known shipbuilders for an arrangement to collaborate. To date it has built 167 vessels, including barges, tugs, landing craft, offshore patrol vessels and other vessels for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard and for export to countries like Yemen.[3]

A new slipway has been commissioned to take up major repair jobs of ships in the dry dock area. A damage control simulator and two double boom level luffing cranes for heavy lifting have been constructed.[3]

Military ships builtEdit

GSL has built the following ships for military use:[4]

Landing craft Mark IIEdit

  • L34 – commissioned 28 January 1980
  • L33 – 1 December 1980
  • L35 – 11 December 1983
  • L36 – 18 July 1986
  • L37 – 18 October 1986
  • L38 – 10 December 1986
  • L39 – 25 March 1987[5]

Saryu class offshore patrol vesselEdit

  • INS Saryu (P54)
  • INS Sunayna (P58)
  • SLNS Sayurala (P623)
  • SLNS Sindurala (P624)

Vikram class offshore patrol vesselEdit

  • CGS Varad (40) – 19 July 1990
  • CGS Varaha (41) – 19 July 1990[6]

Samar class offshore patrol vesselEdit

  • CGS Samar (42) – 14 February 1996
  • CGS Sangram (43) – 29 March 1997
  • CGS Sarang (44) – 21 June 1999
  • CGS Sagar (45) – 3 November 2003[7]

Tarantul I class missile corvetteEdit

  • INS Vinash (K47) – 20 November 1993
  • INS Vidyut (K48) – 16 January 1995
  • INS Prahar (K98) – 1 March 1997 Lost at sea on 22 April 2006[8]
  • INS Pralaya (K91) – Missile Corvette 18 December 2002

Extra fast patrol vesselEdit

  • CGS Sarojini Naidu (229) – 11 November 2002
  • CGS Durgabai Deshmukh (230) – 29 April 2003
  • CGS Kasturba Gandhi (231) – 28 October 2005
  • CGS Aruna Asaf Ali (232) – 28 January 2006
  • CGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (233) – 28 April 2006[9]

In 1997, GSL built the three-masted barque INS Tarangini for use as a training ship for the Indian Navy.

Offshore Patrol VesselEdit

Future shipsEdit

GSL has been nominated to build the following class of ships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard :

Future Indian minehunter classEdit

GSL will jointly build twelve Mine Counter-Measure Vessels in collaboration with a ToT partner selected as per procedure.[10]

Talwar class frigatesEdit

GSL will build two Talwar-class frigates in collaboration with Russia's United Ship Building.[11]

Fast Patrol Boats For Indian ArmyEdit

GSL has bagged an Order of Rs.65 Crore from Indian Army to build 12 fast patrol boats for the surveillance and patrolling at large water bodies. The First Vessel is expected to be delivered by July end of 2021.[12]

Future Pollution Control vesselsEdit

GSL will Construct two Pollution Control Vessels for Indian Coast Guard . These Vessels will be indigenously designed, developed and built by GSL. Both Vessels are scheduled for delivery by November 2024 and May 2025 respectively.[13]

Other productsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Statement 2020-21 ".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 November 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Goa Shipyard Ltd". Global Security.Org. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Ships built by Goa Shipyard Limited". Goa Shipyard. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
  5. ^ "Mk.2 & Mk.3 Landing Craft". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 12 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Vikram Class". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  7. ^ "Samar Class". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  8. ^ "Veer (Tarantul 1) Class". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  9. ^ "Extra Fast Patrol Vessel". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  10. ^ "India may ink Rs 32,000-cr deal for building minesweepers next month". hindustantimes.com. Hindustan Times. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Defence ministry clears Goa Shipyard Limted to build frigates – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  12. ^ Newton Sequeira (15 June 2021). "Goa Shipyard Limited to deliver first boat to Army for Pangong Tso patrol by July | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Defence Ministry seals Rs 583 crore deal with Goa Shipyard to procure 2 pollution control ships". The Economic Times. Retrieved 22 June 2021.

External linksEdit

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