Khulna Shipyard

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Khulna Shipyard Limited
State-owned
IndustryShipbuilding
Ship engineering
Founded1957; 62 years ago (1957)
Headquarters,
Bangladesh
Key people
ProductsNaval ships
Tankers
Patrol boats
OwnerBangladesh Navy
Websitekhulnashipyard.com

Khulna Shipyard Limited is a ship construction and repair yard at Khulna, Bangladesh owned by the Government of Bangladesh under Ministry of Defence and managed by the Bangladesh Navy.[1] It constructs Padma-class offshore patrol vessels for the Bangladesh Navy. It has built five patrol-vessels of this class for Bangladesh Navy and two container ships.[2] Two Durjoy-class anti-submarine warfare large patrol-crafts were built for Bangladesh navy in this shipyard.[3]

History[edit]

The shipyard was founded in 1957. On 3 October 1999 the shipyard with a 993.7 million taka debt was handed over to Bangladesh Navy. In 2008 all debt had been cleared and since then has been making profit.[4] The Maldives had expressed interest in procuring patrol craft for its Coast Guard.[5]

Naval projects[edit]

  • Durjoy-class Large Patrol Craft: 2 ships currently in service in Bangladesh Navy.
  • Padma-class Patrol Craft: 5 ships currently in service in Bangladesh Navy. 3 more under construction for Bangladesh Coast Guard.
  • Aluminium harbour patrol boat: CGS Atrai
  • Bangladesh Navy floating crane: BNFC Balaban
  • Steel fire fighting boat
  • Ferrys
  • Buoy laying vessel
  • Tug Boats
  • Passenger ship
  • 3 X Oil tanker
  • Landing craft utilities

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (30 January 2005). "Govt bodies deny Khulna Shipyard work orders. Navy seeks prime minister's intervention". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). Retrieved 29 October 2008.
  2. ^ "PM: Navy to have two submarines by 2015 UNB". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ "PM Hasina hopes Bangladesh will export warships someday". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. ^ Rashid, Mamunur. "From warships to container vessels, Khulna shipyard makes it all". en.prothom-alo.com. Matiur Rahman. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  5. ^ Senior Correspondent. "Maldives wants to buy Bangladeshi patrol boats". bdnews24.com. bdnews24.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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