Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Bangladesh yard delivers landmark ice-class ships

Dhaka: Marking a milestone in Bangladesh's shipbuilding evolution, Western Marine Shipyard Ltd has rolled out two ice-class vessels.
"These are specially designed vessels," said Md Saiful Islam, chairman of Western Marine.
EMSSEA -- a 100-metre, 5,200 dwt multi-purpose dry-cargo ship, was the first to leave the docks on Monday. The second -- EMSRIVER -- a sister vessel of EMSSEA, floated yesterday from the shipyard in Chittagong. The EMSSEA is the largest vessel built by a local shipbuilder until now.
The two are part of the 12 vessels worth $130 million in total, ordered by Grona Shipping, a German company. The vessels will be delivered by 2012 in phases.
Built in compliance with Germanischer Lloyds standard and designed to endure extreme weather conditions, the ice-class vessels will be deployed in the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea, said the shipbuilder.
"Bangladesh had established its name as a successful shipbuilding nation by delivering such massive vessels," said Sakhawat Hossain, managing director of Western Marine, during the launch. [29/07/10]


Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish