FMC Dockyard (Unit -2) Ltd.

We do have another shipbuilding yard FMC Dockyard Ltd (unit-2); located at Gohira, Anwara, Chittagong. Now the primary establishment works are running and hope to start the building jobs from 2013. Besides new building we have planned to set up a Green Dock for cutting / demolishing the scrap vessel.

Our Service Included:

New Ship Building:

We specialize in building of

  • Deep Sea Fishing Trawler (Mid Water)
  • Dredger
  • Cruise vessel
  • Oil Tanker
  • Passenger boat
  • Cargo vessel
  • Container vessel
  • Tug Boat
  • Barge
  • Crew Boat

Ship Building Capacity:
FMC Dockyard Ltd (Unit-2) has ship building capacity up to 50,000 DWT vessels.

Steel Fabrication Capacity:
We have the facility for shipbuilding with yearly total fabrication capacity of about 60,000 tons. Scraping the vessel in Green foil Dock

We are going to setup a Scrap Yard with environment friendly facility (Green foil Dock) and it will be first in Bangladesh. Ship breaking activities in Bangladesh is concentrated in Sitakund (Bhatiary to Barwalia), just west north of Chittagong city on the benk of Bay of Bengal. It is of paramount importance to the macro and micro economies of poverty stricken Bangladesh.Ship breaking activities are challenges and opportunities for our coastal zone eco management. Meeting the increasing demand for raw materials (scrap) needs to be balanced with the negative impact this activity is having on our coastal environment and the conditions of the workers.
In Bangladesh ship breaking industry started its operations in the 1960s when a Greek ship ‘MD Alpine’ was stranded on the shores of Sitakunda, Chittagong after a severe cyclone. The ship remained there for a long time before the Chittagong Steel House brought the vessel and scrapped it. In 1974, Karnafully Metal Works Ltd bought it as scrap, introducing commercial ship breaking in Bangladesh. The industry flourished during the 1980s. Today it has become large and profitable industry for Bangladesh. In Bangladesh Ship breaking plays an important role in the national economy for a number of reasons:

  • Production of steel: The scrapping of ships provides the country’s main source of steel and in doing so saves substantial amount of money in foreign exchange by reducing the need to import steel materials.Bangladesh needs 8 million tons of building materials per year, of which iron is a major component. The iron from recycled ships supplies iron materials in the country. This does mean however, that the owners have more power and control over the amount of steel that is sold and the price it is sold at.

  • In some ways it can be considered a “green industry”. Almost everything on the ship and the ship itself is recycled, reused and resold. The scrapping of ships supplies raw materials to steel mills, steel plate re- manufacturing, asbestos re-manufacturing as well as providing furniture, paint, electrical equipment and lubricants, oil to the number of businesses that have spouted up specifically as a result.

  • It generates large amounts of revenue for various Government authorities through the payment of taxes. Every year the Government collects almost 9000 million taka in revenue from the ship breaking industry through import duty, yards tax and other taxes.

  • Employment. Despite the conditions that the workers are employed under, this is an industry thatemploys more than 20,000 people directly. It provides employment for some of the poorest people from the north of Bangladesh who would otherwise have no employment.

These mainly economic benefits have made ship breaking a powerful industry. But these economic benefits should be considered together with the social and environmental costs. Together, with better regulation ship breaking can also bring social and environmental benefits.