Chittagong, 13 July 2014: Western Marine Shipyard Ltd has signed a contract with Chittagong Port Authority yesterday for newbuilding of a 25 Ton BP Tugboat.
The port Chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Managing Director of the shipyard Mr. Sakhawat Hossain signed the contract on behalf of their respective organizations. Other high officials of CPA and Western Marine were present during the contact singing in the Board Room of Chittagong Port.
The contract price of this project is BDT 16.45 core. This new tugboat will be having an pulling capacity of 25 ton BP. The shipyard won this contract by participating in an international tender as the lowest bidder. Tugboats are used to guide merchant ships from the outer to the port & also assist the ships in harboring. The 25 Ton BP tugboat will operate for Pangaon Inland Container terminal in Dhaka, the development of which has been financed by Chittagong Port Authority. Western Marine has built ships of various types for Chittagong port in the past including one tugboat which is expected to be delivered by this month & she is also known to be the highest capacity tug in the country having 60 Ton BP. All these vessels are serving well till today. Such ships used to be imported earlier but Western Marine’s expertise & proficiency in building quality vessels has enhanced them in achieving this order. Western Marine has even secured export orders for more offshore vessels, which are also in progress.
The Chairman of Western Marine, Mr. Saiful Islam said that it is our pride that we are contributing in capacity build up of our ports by building ships for their use. He said that our ports are our major sources driving the nation forward & their enhancement shall advance us further.
The shipyard 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.