Western Marine to build 4 oil tankers for local firm
Author / Source : STAFF REPORTER
CHITTAGONG, DEC 15: Western Marine Shipyard (WMS) Ltd, one of the country’s leading shipbuilding companies, will build four oil tankers for local buyer Nurjahan Group. The keel-laying ceremony of the four oil tankers was held on Thursday at the western Marine Shipyard located at the bank of river Karnaphuli under Kolagaon union of Patiya Upazila.
Representatives from Nurjahan Group and Germanischer Lloyd Bangladesh, and 13 honorary consuls of Bangladesh from 12 different parts of the world were present during the keel-laying.
The thirteen consuls were Kazim Ozer from Istanbul, Turkey; Zerrin Cakmakoglu from Izmir, Turkey; Ataur Rahman from Auckland, New Zealand; Peggy Kalaydjian from Cyprus; Stéfan S. Gudjonsson from Reykjavic, Iceland; Peter Daae from Oslo, Norway; Tuomas Mantysaari and Harry Blässar from Helsinki, Finland; Patrick Swolfs from in Antwerp, Belgium; Amine Laraqui from Casablanca, Morocco; David Kim from Incheon, S Korea; Christian Pelo from Genova, Italy; Dasho Rinchen Dorji from Phuentsholing, Bhutan.
The consuls are paying goodwill visit to have a firsthand knowledge of Bangladesh’s shipbuilding industry.
The contract for building the tankers was signed between Nurjahan Group and the shipyard on July 18. The four oil tankers with a capacity of 1350 dwt each will be used by the Group to ferry edible oil within the country, said a press release on Thursday. After visiting Western Marine yard, the consuls said they were highly impressed seeing the significant advancement of the industry.