Western Marine Shipyard Limited is the only Export oriented and one of the biggest shipyards in Bangladesh. The company was founded with its own slipways in 2000. Later due to increase of foreign order WMShL enhanced its facilities & capacity to a world class shipyard. Since then the company gradually attained prominence as a major shipbuilding company with quality based motivation till today. They are specialized in new building of Multi-purpose cargo ships, Inland container ships, Inland tankers, Passenger ships, Ro-ro ferries, Port utility ships, Tugs, Offshore petrol vessels, Specialized fishing vessels, Dredgers, Landing crafts etc. They have delivered for more than 100 ships to domestic & overseas buyers.
Exported 31 nos. of vessels of various type to Germany, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Ecuador, UAE, Tanzania, Uganda, Gambia, Kenya, India & Pakistan. Currently building 05 export vessels for Norway & Indian buyer.
This they have exported an Offshore Patrol Vessel to Kenya and two 8000DWT Cargo ships to Indian owner Jindal, these are the largest vessels to be ever built & exported from Bangladesh so far. Further a Landing Craft for an Dubai based owner is under process of being exported by November 2017. They are also building 30 ships for domestic use, which includes 2 largest passenger ships of Bangladesh for BIWTC, 2 tugs for Chittagong Port & Payra Port, 20 cargo ships for commodity business to be owned by a private owner, 4X176 TEUs inland container ships for Pangaon Port Operation and 2 high end & heavy duty Landing Craft for Bangladesh Government use.
Apart from their goodwill as a dependable company for high quality, competitive pricing and adhering to deadlines, the following are their competitive advantages:
- An ideal location: located in Chittagong the major port city of the country. In other words Chittagong is the hub for all inbound & outbound goods in Bangladesh.
- A dedicated workforce: they have sufficient number of professionals, skilled and semi-skilled workers to ensure world class shipbuilding standards. They also have a modern ship design section using internationally reputed software, experts and experienced naval architects who are constantly fulfilling the needs of ship design parameters. They provide in-house and foreign trainings to our employees to enable them to upgrade their skills constantly.
- Abundance of land: Currently at Western Marine Shipyard Limited they have five slipways. They are always on the move for expansion & enhancement to accommodate more orders.
- Modern machineries: A wide range of machineries and equipment such as automatic shot blasting machine, CNC machines, bending machines, automatic welding arm sets, gantry cranes, lifting equipment & many other are available at the shipyard which is constantly reviewed by professionals and experts for possible ways of improvement.
Building world class vessels and advancing the development of Bangladesh is the key objective of Western Marine Shipyard Limited. They ensure the commitment and professionalism of their workforce in serving the customers thereby keeping them at the forefront as a quality shipbuilder.