Handing Over Ceremony of Bridge Erection Boats to Pakistan Army


Bridge Erection Boats

Handing Over ceremony of first batch of 7 Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs) to Pakistan Army was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on 15 Oct. 2015. Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from Federal Government, Government of Sindh, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, KPT, PQA and KS&EW.

On the occasion, the Chief Guest in his address appreciated timely delivery of the first batch of Bridge Erection Boats by KS&EW. He said that the zealous efforts of KS&EW and Pak Army will significantly contribute in achieving the national goal of self reliance. Furthermore, he also appreciated and recognized the efforts of KS&EW in overcoming the challenges of advanced technologies in shipbuilding sector, along with its consistent improvements in the infrastructure and quality of workmanship. Moreover, he appreciated the financial performance of KS&EW in past year during which substantial profits and taxes have been posted.

DG MVRDE Maj Gen Muhammad Muazzam Ali HI(M) in his address appreciated the quality of workmanship along with professional approach and facilitation extended to Army teams by Karachi Shipyard. He further said that Pakistan Army is planning to place further orders of 80 boats to KS&EW in the near future.

Earlier, MD KS&EW, Real Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah HI(M) in his welcome address said that KS&EW is continuously striving to shape itself into a dynamic and progressive organization. KS&EW had delivered similar boats to Pakistan Army in early 80s. As compared to the previous ones, these boats have advanced machinery. He highlighted that successful deliveries of 4th F-22P Frigate, 2nd Fast Attack Missile Craft, one 32 Ton and three 12 Tons bollard pull tugs also symbolize our landmark achievements. Karachi shipyard has re-launched itself in heavy general engineering sector and is regularly receiving orders. KS&EW and its workforce are committed to deliver high quality platforms and services to the utmost satisfaction of the end users.