Thursday, March 22, 2012

Western Marine builds ice-class ships

Chittagong, March 20, 2012: Bangladesh's leading shipbuilding company Western Marine Shipyard Limited delivered two more ships to German owner on 21 Mar 2012, setting another milestone in the country's shipbuilding industry.

The delivery would be the fourth pair of ice class ships built by the Western Marine for the German buyer Grona Shipping.

The EMSWATER & EMSFLOW are 5200 DWT MPC ships certified as E3 ice-class vessels which mean it is designed and equipped to sustain in cryogenic weather condition.

Around 1500 tonnes of ice-class steel were fabricated by using 60 tonnes of welding electrodes to build each ship while 23 kilometres of marine cables and 24,000 litres of paints were used for its skin protection.

Western Marine has emerged as a top local ship exporter in recent years, leading to keep major contribution to the national revenue.

Currently, the shipyard holds new building projects worth millions of money. They are building 5 X 4100 DWT ice-class container vessels for Stella Shipping, Denmark; 1 X RORO ferry for a Danish owner.

Numerous ships for port use, fishing trawlers, tankers, cargo carriers for inland and coastal use are in progress. The outstanding shipbuilding by the Western Marine has helped it achieve a global reputation at a very short period, ensuring international contracts and local orders to meet the demand for inland vessels, in both public and private sector.

Published : March 22, 2012

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