GRSE inks autonomous and green energy vessel deal with IRS

Class society Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) on March 2, 2024 for development of autonomous and green energy vessels.  

The agreement was signed in the presence of Arun Sharma, executive chairman IRS and commodore P. R. Hari (Retd.), chairman and managing director GRSE.

As it is stated by IRS, the class society will provide guidance and expertise to GRSE in developing autonomous and green energy vessels.

The collaboration aims to ensure that vessels designed and developed by GRSE comply with evolving safety standards, rule requirements, design specifications and mandatory compliances for autonomous and green energy vessels.

On this occasion, Executive Chairman, IRS also presented CMD, GRSE with a product certificate for their ‘AI-enabled NDT- Intelligent Weld Inspector’.

Commodore P.R. Hari (Retd.) pointed out that, “Taking cognizance of the changing technology landscape, GRSE while continuing its focus on conventional shipbuilding, has created a separate vertical for autonomous vessels and green shipping. The MoU with IRS will facilitate this foray in the new technology arena, while further cementing the long-standing relationship that GRSE shares with IRS.”

Arun Sharma, IRS executive chairman stated: “The partnership with GRSE emphasizes our commitment to promoting innovation and sustainability in the maritime sector. Our objective is to combine our expertise with GRSE’s capabilities to develop autonomous and green vessels aligned with the industry’s changing needs and environmental targets.”

Source: Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)