Since 1957

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited

IMS Certified

We have a comprehensive setup for repairing, rebuilding and overhauling of naval and commercial vessels with high quality and safety standards. We provide integral services through a highly qualified workforce with wide experience. KS&EW is well equipped with docks, cranes, as well as the best tools and machinery to undertake above and underwater repairs.

Over 5000 vessels of national and international origin have been repaired so far. We regularly undertake steel renewal, major structure repairs, machinery overhauls and underwater repairs for Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim Authority and a number of foreign clients.


For under water repairs major infrastructure includes:

Dock 1

Dock 2


Graving Dock

Graving Dock


26,000 DWT

18,000 DWT

Overall Length

189 m

171 m

Inner width between walls

27 m

24 m


30 & 10 Tons

15 & 10 Tons

For above water repairs quay walls with a total length of 665 meters are available served with two luffing cranes and allied facilities.

KS&EW carried out emergency repairs on a 250,000 TDW vessel at outer anchourage as the vessel, because of its size, could not enter Karachi Harbour. Similarly any alteration / conversion on hull / super structure can be undertaken. For Marine Boilers, Insulation, Lagging, Flooring & Brick Work can be carried out at the yard. Facilities also exist for repairs of Steam and Motor Vessels both Main and Auxiliary Machinery and all types of Marine and Stationary Boilers.



Ship Lift and Transfer System

In order to enhance the capacity for shipbuilding and ship repair activities installation of ship lift and transfer system is in progress. Installation is planned to be completed by 2018. Ship lift and transfer system will enable Karachi Shipyard to undertaken construction and repair of multiple vessels simultaneously.

IDEAS Pakistan 2014


Lifting Capacity

7881 tons

Platform dimensions

125 x 32 m

No of parking station


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