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Bangladesh shipbuilding 'boom': GL

Bangladesh shipbuilding 'boom': GL

Chittagong: 'Apart from a flourishing ship scrapping sector, Bangladeshi yards are getting more and more involved in the shipbuilding business,' Germnischer Lloyd reported in a recent release.
Ananda shipyard, the largest shipbuilding and ship repairing yard in Bangladesh, only recently signed a contract for twelve 5500 dwt multi-purpose vessels (MPVs) ordered by a German ship owner. All ships will be classed by Germanischer Lloyd.
Steel cutting for the first six vessels will take place in May 2008, delivery is expected for March 2011. Ananda Shipyard and Germanischer Lloyd have already been working together for several years. The cooperation started in 2004 when the shipyard commenced construction of two aluminium and steel-bodied fast patrol vessels under GL class for the Bangladesh Coast Guard. Additionally, two of three multi-purpose vessels (2900 dwt) ordered by Danish owner Sea Consult are currently under construction at Ananda, as well as six small passenger ferries for the Government of Mozambique. These as well as four 6300-dwt-MPVs presently on order will also be classed with GL.  [13/12/07]


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