Bangladeshi Shipbuilders Expect to Deliver 30 Vessels Worth Over USD 300 Million by 2012
The Western Marine Shipyard Limited (WMSL), one of the leading shipbuilder, will deliver 20 ocean-going ships worth $200 million to firms in the Holland, Denmark and Singapore. Wednesday, 27.Jul.2011, 12:20 (GMT+3)
The Western Marine Shipyard Limited (WMSL), one of the leading shipbuilder, will deliver 20 ocean-going ships worth $200 million to firms in the Holland, Denmark and Singapore. The deals also included two passengers vessels for Karachi Port Trust. Two ships, each with 5,200 DWT (deadweight tonnage), a passenger ferry, two passengers floating vessel have already been delivered to Germany, Finland and Pakistan.
â€śWe are building the rest seven and a couple of ships with a DWT between 4,100 and 4,800 are complete and will be floated soon,â€ť Shakawat Hossain, managing director of Western Marine Shipyard Ltd said.
WMSL, based in at Kolagaon in Chittagong, on the bank of the river Karnaphuli near the countryâ€™s main port, some 300 km (188 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, is likely to complete its delivery by the end of the current year or early next year.
â€śThe Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Limited (ASSL), the countryâ€™s pioneer ship exporter, will deliver 10 other ships worth $110 million to European buyers, mainly in Germany and Denmark,â€ť said Eng. Saiful Islam , technical director of Ananda Shipyard said.
WMSL is currently negotiating with shipping companies in several European and Middle Eastern countries for building dozens of ships worth $400 million in the coming years.
Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Limited, located at Meghnaghat on the river Meghna, was a pioneer in the sector and has so far won deals to build 26 small ships worth $400 million. The orders came from Denmark, Mozambique and Germany. Ananda already exported 10 smaller ships to Germany, Mozambique and Maldives, worth $18 million so far after exporting the first-ever Bangladesh-built ship to Denmark in 2008.