New Western Marine Shipbuilders (NWMS), a sister concern of Western Marine Shipyard Ltd, today, June 3, 2012, signed an agreement with Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) for building a 60 ton BP Tugboat and another 1000DWT Water Supply Vessel.
CPA chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and managing director of the (NWMSL) Mr. Sakhawat Hossain signed the contract on behalf of their respective organizations. Officials of CPA and Western Marine were present during the signing ceremony held in 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 BDT 53 core. This new tugboat will be having an engine power of 4500BHP & 60BP, which will be the strongest tug in the country & most importantly it will be a locally built ship.
Such ships used to be imported but Western Marine’s expertise & proficiency in building quality vessels has enhanced 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 1000mt fresh water to the merchant ships in the outer anchorage.
The Chairman of Western Marine, Mr. Saiful Islam said, “It is our pride that we are contributing in capacity build up of our ports by building ships for their use. Our ports are our major sources driving the nation forward & their enhancement shall advance us further.”
The MD Mr. Hossain applauded saying that CPA is the greatest business associate of Western Marine as the yard has built ships for them in the past & signing this contract has made the tie even stronger.
Port Chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin said, “These ships are our national assets. Their quality & proper maintenance in the long run will enhance port capacity in the future.”
Source: Western Marine, June 4, 2012