Khulna Shipyard

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Khulna Shipyard Limited
State-owned
Industry Shipbuilding
Ship engineering
Founded 1957; 60 years ago (1957)
Headquarters Khulna, Bangladesh
Key people
Products Naval ships
Tankers
Patrol Boats
Owner Bangladesh Navy
Website khulnashipyard.com

Khulna Shipyard Limited is a ship construction and repair yard at the 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. Two Durjoy-class LPC are under construction. It has built five Patrol Crafts for Bangladesh Navy and two container ships.[2]

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.[3] The Maldives had expressed interest in procuring patrol crafts for its Coast Guard.[4]

Naval projects[edit]

  • Durjoy-class Large Patrol Craft: 2X currently in service, Two more units under construction.
  • Padma-class Patrol Craft:5 made by Khulna Shipyard, They are currently in service.
  • 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. ^ Rashid, Mamunur. "From warships to container vessels, Khulna shipyard makes it all". en.prothom-alo.com. Matiur Rahman. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Senior Correspondent. "Maldives wants to buy Bangladeshi patrol boats". bdnews24.com. bdnews24.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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