Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, pioneers in the development of Bailey Type Portable Bridges for disaster management and connecting difficult terrains, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering (KEL), a state-owned enterprise of Kerala, for the joint research and development of a lightweight Bailey Bridge with a Carbon Fibre Composite Deck.
The MoU was signed by Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), CMD, GRSE, and Col Shaji M Varghese (Retd.), Managing Director, KEL, in the presence of Minister of Law, Industries & Coir, Govt of Kerala, P Rajeev on 3 March 2023. Under the MoU, KEL will also design and develop dry-type transformers and alternators as per Navy’s specifications.
Earlier, in August 2022, GRSE became the only organization in India qualified for the Green Channel Certification for the supply of Bailey-type Bridges of various spans and configurations to the Indian Army. This initiative of the Government of India aims to facilitate Ease of Doing Business and promote the national mission of “Make in India” with a special focus on defence manufacturing.