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Karachi ShipyardKarachi Shipyard is strategically located on the cross roads of South Asia and Gulf region. It is designed to carryout Shipbuilding and Shiprepair business for the local and foreign customers. The major local customers - PN, PNSC, MSA, KPT, PQA, GPA in the public sector and vide range of customers in the private sector have been well served over the last forty seven years. Facilitates installed, are suited to build and repair medium size ships up to 18,000 TDW and multipurpose cargo vessels up to 26,000TDW.

Today, KS&EW enjoys a unique status of a public limited company with its entire shares owned by the Government of Pakistan under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence (as an autonomous body). While, still remaining in public sector, it maintains, corporate sector outlook and work methodology. It is the first state owned organization to have acquired ISO 9001 : 2000 certification. Till to date, it has built 434 ships, repaired 5000 vessels and built over 2000 heavy engineering units suiting the requirements of local and foreign clients.

Shipbuilding Capabilities

Karachi Shipyard is strategically located on the cross roads of South Asia and Gulf region. It is designed to carryout Shipbuilding and Shiprepair business for the local and foreign customers. The major local customers - PN, PNSC, MSA, KPT, PQA, GPA in the public sector and vide range of customers in the private sector have been well served over the last forty seven years. Facilitates installed, are suited to build and repair medium size ships upto 18,000 TDW and multipurpose cargo vessels upto 26,000 TDW.

Various workshops and facilities make Shipyard completely independent of any outside support for its production and repair activities. Machine Shop, fully equipped shipbuilding halls, Fabrication Shops and Foundry for cast iron and non ferrous metal were created to support shipbuilding and shiprepair in the most efficacious manner. There are very few such shipyards in the world which are equipped with all facilities for building ships within one boundary. Having three building berths, two dry docks and long Quay-walls, the shipyard has the capacity to undertake fabrication of three ships at a time and carryout shiprepairs of four major ships simultaneously. The layout of the shops is very good to ensure smooth flow of raw, semi-processed and finished material for shipbuilding activities with utmost efficiency.

KS&EW can build Naval ships like Frigates, Missile Crafts, Corvettes, Gun boats, Patrol Craft, Assault Boats, Support Vessels, Ammunition Carriers, Submarines, Oil/Water Tankers and Diving Boats. In addition, KS&EW's Heavy and General Engineering section provides diversification to its core activity of shipbuilding and shiprepair. It undertakes all kinds of structural works (mechanical & hydraulic). It's activities include production of all types of cranes, fire tube/water tube industrial boilers, pressure vessels, storage tanks, all types of castings and complete sugar plants on turnkey basis.

Meanwhile, KSEW also constructed a Dredger for a Belgium firm with entire set of dredging support vessels comprising of tugboat, workboat, and barges.  Very recently, KS&EW has just finished construction of 2 x 40 ton bollard pull ocean going tugs for Port Qasim Authority; one of our most valued client.

Warship Construction

During mid 90s, KS&EW entered into construction of warships; when it built a missile craft (PNS SHUJAAT) for Pakistan Navy. Later in year 1996, 4000 ton lifting capacity dock was delivered to PN for repair and maintenance of PN fleet. In Nov 1996, the commencement of AGOSTA 90B Submarine project was a great professional challenge which brought to surface the strengths and weaknesses in our Management and Engineering expertise. Construction of qualifying sub-section of the submarine was the test case to prove our skills before start of the actual submarine. The analysis of quality file brought out the real strength of our engineers' and workers' skills wherein the quality of workmanship and end product was at par with the standards achieved at the shipyard of DCN France. This achievement has received quality recognition from DCN France. The submarine project of Pakistan Navy (Joint Project of PN Dockyard and KS&EW) is a proud achievement of our engineering expertise; wherein, we have made valuable contributions toward translating the dream of Pakistan into reality. We have put Pakistan on the world map as a submarine building country - a proud achievement.

At present, KS&EW is building two in number 250 ton fast patrol craft for the Pakistan Navy. The vessels constructed with state of the art construction methodology are expected to join PN fleet by Mar 2006. KS&EW is also venturing into F22P frigate construction programme for Pakistan Navy in collaboration with Chinese.

Address:            West wharf
                        Dockyard Road
                        P.O. Box 4419
                        Karachi
                        Pakistan 

Tel:                  +44 (0)114 2818888
Fax:                 +44 (0)114 2818818

Website:          www.karachishipyard.com.pk

Contact:           Captain Sarfaraz Inayatullah
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