Western Marine to build tugboat, vessel for Ctg port
Author / Source : STAFF REPORTER
CHITTAGONG, June 3: New Western Marine Shipbuilders (NWMS), a sister concern of Western Marine Shipyard Ltd signed an agreement with Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) for building a 60 ton Bollard Pull Tugboat and another 1000 Dead Weight Tonnage Water Supply vessel today. CPA chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Managing Director of NWMSL, Sakhawat Hossain signed the contract on behalf of their respective organisations. Officials of CPA and Western Marine were present during the signing ceremony held in the Board Room of CPA.
Western Marine Shipyard has built ships of various types for Chittagong port in the past. All these vessels are serving well till today.
The shipyard won this contract by participating in an international tender as the lowest bidder. The contract price of this project is Tk 53 crore. This new tugboat will be having an engine power of 4500 Bollard Horse Power and 60BP, which will be the strongest tugboat in the country.
Such ships used to be imported but Western Marine’s expertise and proficiency in building quality vessels has enabled them in achieving this order. The other vessel which is a Water Supply Vessel will be the largest vessel of its kind to be added in the fleet of Chittagong Port, having a carrying capacity of 1000 tonnes water to supply to the merchant ships in the outer anchorage.
CPA Chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin said, “These ships are our national assets. Their quality and proper maintenance in the long run will enhance port capacity in the future.”
The Chairman of Western Marine, Saiful Islam said, “It is our pride that we are contributing to capacity building of our ports by building ships for their use. Our ports are our major sources to drive the nation forward.”
MD Sakhawat Hossain said CPA is the greatest business associate of Western Marine as the yard has built ships for them as well in the past and that signing of this contract has made the tie even stronger.