Pakistan has decided to develop the Gwadar Deep Sea port as a new generation commercial vessels Shipyard that would also enable Pakistan to compete with other regional countries.
The plan envisages constructing ships of very large crude carrier and ultra large crude carrier dimensions and mass, besides establishment of two drydocks to handle up to 600,000 dead weight tonnage.
According to the sources, the proposed Gwadar shipyard besides building the merchant ships would also help promote building of barges, survey vessels, tugs and tugs to support the port’s activities in the country.
The sources further said that some Chinese investors had also shown their interest to invest in the proposed Gwadar shipyard project.
The development also aims at leaving Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) to meet the national defence needs.