Chittagong, 06 May 2012: Western Marine Shipyard — the country’s top shipbuilder– has built ‘RORO’ ferry for Denmark .
The company has built the ferry to carry passengers at a cost of more than BDT 36 crore or 360 million on Saturday at its yard. The ship named ‘ISEF JORD’ will be owned by Danish ferry operator Hundested Rorvig Faergefart.
The project of building RORO ferry has been launched under the French classification society Bureau Veritas (BV). To this effect, Western Marine signed an agreement with Hundested Rorvig Faergefart, Denmark, for building the 50M ferry on February, 2011.
Denmark has a huge global fame in building the best quality ferries. In-fact, several inland ferries being used in Bangladesh were imported from Denmark.
But now time has changed as Bangladesh is going to export ferries to Denmark. So, with the launch of the project, new chapter for the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh has just begun.
Western Marine was nominated for this project by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), which is known for maintaining & following the stringent maritime safety rule in the world. The ferry is expected to be handed over to the owner on June 2012.