Western Marine ready to export more vessels to Germany
Author / Source : Staff reporter
Dhaka, Dec 26: Western Marine Shipyard, the country’s leading shipbuilding company, has launched another pair of ocean-going vessels for exporting to Germany.
The launching of these two vessels — EMSWATER and EMSFLOW—were carried out on December 23 and 25, says a press release. The company’s managing director, high officials and employees were present at the launching.
The two vessels with the total capacity of 10,400 DWT are the fourth pair of vessels in the series of twelve and will be handed over to the German buyer, Grona Shipping GmbH Germany in February 2012.
The previous three pairs were delivered in December 2010, March 2011 and July 2011, creating a history in the Bangladesh shipbuilding industry.
Western Marine has made a record in the shipbuilding history of Bangladesh by constructing eight sister vessels having a total tonnage of 41,600 DWT within the period of one year. This is believed that such vessels were built in the fastest possible time in Bangladesh.
The company struck an agreement with Grona Shipping on January 2008 for building 12 vessels. Each of these vessels is worth more than Tk 80cr. Since then the shipyard had been known all over the world as an international standard shipyard by achieving one of the highest worth foreign project in Bangladesh.
Saiful Islam, chairman of Western Marine, said, “I feel happy for such success. I thank the concerned persons who have contributed in making this project successful.”