Western Marine built vessels sail for Germany today
The two vessels built by Western Marine Shipyard for a German shipping company are set to sail for Germany tomorrow.
The Western Marine will hand over the two vessels to the German shipping company Grona Shipping GmbH Co. KG at a function today.
All the formalities for the final delivery have already been completed at the head office of the Western Marine Shipyard Ltd, according to a message received yesterday.
The two vessels– EMSWAVE and EMSTIDE– are the fifth and the sixth of the series of eight sister ships that was built by Western Marine for Grona.
Managing director of Grona, Ebbe Prins and managing director of Western Marine, Md Sakhawat Hossain signed the vessel acceptance and delivery deals on behalf of their respective organisations.
The fleet manager of Grona Markku Vedder, managing director of class-GL Bangladesh AKM Masud Karim and the representative of the shipyard in Europe, Lars Brenneke were present among others during the signing ceremony.
Western Marine has been successful to export six vessels of the same series in nine months — the shortest span of time as no shipbuilders has so far been able to deliver within this time. These ships are 5200 DWT ice class multi-purpose ships which comprise all the latest marine technologies. This is said to be the biggest achievement for the Western Marine and Bangladesh shipbuilding industry.
Hossain said: “Western Marine has never compromised with the quality and compliance with the international standard. This has taken us to the peak of success in this industry.”
He also said, the owners expressed their deepest satisfaction over the high quality of the ships built by the Western Marine. They admitted that this is the best pair which will be added to their fleet of vessels, he said.
Chairman of the shipyard also expected that this achievement will bring for us more international orders in the coming days.
The Western Marine is currently building around twenty-six vessels for the local and foreign buyers and the number is growing.