The Role of Khulna Shipyard on the Development of Bangladesh

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The role of Khulna Shipyard on development of Bangladesh

OVERVIEW OF KHULNA SHIP YARD

Khulna Shipyard (KSY) has been developed into a leading operating enterprise in the field of repair of ships and new shipbuilding's. You know that from the ancient days, sea has been extensively used for exploiting resources, transportation of goods for the economic development and civilization. During those days, sea going ships were the main source of transportation and ship building capacity was a great advantage for the nations. Bangladesh as a maritime nation has a bright history of shipbuilding. Many of the foreign nations came to this land to build/buy sea-going ships. However, due to many reasons she could not maintain that standard of building sea/ocean going ships. However, once again, in 60’s many of the ship building industries started to build many vessels of different sizes. Thus, KSY started her journey in 1957.

Bangladesh is a maritime nation with 40,000 sq nautical miles sea area, which is enriched with fishery and mineral resources. Moreover, the country is covered by 24,000 km long network of many rivers, canals and water bodies, which occupy about 11% of her total area. Thus, shipbuilding and ship-repair industries are expected to play a key role in national economic and industrial activities in Bangladesh. Thereby, it can also solve unemployment problem to a great extent.

After the partition in 1947, considering a potential shipbuilding market in this zone, Khulna Shipyard was established with the assistance of a German firm in 1957. Until 1965, German and British companies jointly operated the yard. In 1965, EPIDC took over the management of the yard and ran up to the Liberation War, 1971. Soon after the liberation, the Shipyard was placed under BSEC on 26 Mar 1972. The yard was running on marginal profit until the year 1983-84. After that, it started to incur losses. Govt. declared KSY as a sick industry in 1990 has and decided to privatize. On 03 Oct 1999, the yard was handed over to Bangladesh Navy.

Organ gram of the organization

Major

Divisions

The major divisions under which different shops and sections carry out the works are Design and Planning, Shipbuilding, Engineering and Electrical divisions.

a.Design & Planning Division. Even in the present computer age, ship design is a complicated and highly technical process. It involves skilled and experienced ship designer, lot of calculation, hundreds of drawings, thousands of men-hour is needed to design and construct a ship. Experienced naval architects and engineers need to work hard before we undertake any new construction or repair work.

b.Shipbuilding Division. KSY can construct ships up to 700 tons lightweight. Major shops under this division are Platter shop, Carpentry shop and civil section.

(1)Platter Shop. Possesses various kinds of machinery and facilities. In lofting section, full size layouts drawing of the ship and body plan are made. Platter shop undertakes different welding and cutting techniques to construct and repair of ship's hull, structure and fittings including fabrication of machinery spares.

(2) Carpentry Shop. All types of wood works, furniture making, paneling, pattern making for machinery spares are the responsibility of Carpentry shop.

(3)Civil Section. Not only do the civil works onboard ships, it also carries out the repair and construction work of all building structures of the yard.

DGM Shipbuilding controls all activities of shipbuilding division under the guidance of GM (Production).

c.Engineering Div.It comprises machine shop (outdoor), machine shop (indoor), foundry shop, docking and maintenance section.

(1)The outdoor section carries out repair and installation of main engines, generator engines, propulsion system, rudder and steering system including their manufacturer.

(2)Indoor section is responsible for the fabrication and repair of spares. This...
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