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Boustead Naval Shipyard

Boustead Naval Shipyard is a one-stop centre for defense and maritime needs. Covering an area of 46 hectares, it was originally known as the Royal Malaysia Navy Dockyard became fully operational in 1984. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. was founded in 1990. The Company was corporatised in 1991 and subsequently privatised in 1995 as PSC Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd.

In 2005, the Company was taken over by Boustead Holdings, a diversified Malaysian business conglomerate belonging to the Armed Forces Provident Fund, and the Companys name was changed in August of the same year to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd.

In the field of new construction, Boustead Naval Shipyard is capable of building various types of naval and commercial vessels such as patrol vessels, fast troop carriers, anchor handling tug, offshore supply vessels, luxury yacht hotel and vehicular ferries. Heavy engineering fabrication is also carried out and products include container cranes, level luffing cranes, and heavy steel structures.

Established since 1984, Ship repair is the core activity in the shipyard, providing high quality and extensive depot level maintenance services to customers.

The operations are supported by :

  • 450- tonne ship lift.
  • 3000- tonne ship lift.
  • Multiple quayside cranes of various capacities.
  • 400 meter long berth via a floating pontoon.

Multitude of other specialised facilities and equipment that enable providing services that run across the complete range of expertise necessary for carrying out shiprepair works for vessels as complex as naval warships. The workshops are manned by highly skilled professional and technical staff, who are able to provide comprehensive technical solutions to the most complex and demanding of issues.

Strategically located within the main base of Royal Malaysian Navy, Lumut, Perak, Boustead Naval Shipyard is part of the Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation or BHIC, a public listed company on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, along with its other associated companies, Boustead Penang Shipyard and Boustead Langkawi Shipyard. Since 2000, the contractor had performed only 1 contract with a total obligation amount of $6,875, which meant that by 2014 Boustead Naval Shipyard SDN BHD had completed contracts worth relatively the same amount as the median for all government contractors.

Subsequent financial and delivery problems of PSC-Naval Dockyard caused by serious corruption caused the Malaysian government to engage Boustead Holdings Bhd to acquire PSC-Naval Dockyard and complete the program after a delay of 18 months. The class of ship will later be named Kedah-class.

KD Kedah, the lead ship in the New Generation Patrol Vessel project, was finally commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy in June 2006. The commissioning was delayed for two years due to various reasons, mainly due to financial upheaval in the parent company of the main contractor, Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd. (NDSB). NSDBs publicly-listed parent company, Penang Shipbuilding Industries Bhd (PSCI) was by early 2005, practically bankrupt. It had a debt of more than RM1 billion compared to total assets of not more than RM300 million. The situation became so bad that even NDSB, which was supposed to be paid some RM5/3 billion for the six PV including the total support package together with the privatisation of the dockyard at Lumut, could not even pay its suppliers including the main contractor, German Naval Group, which came out with the design and manufacturing solution for the project.

NGV Tech was founded in 1992 and was based in the city of Telok Panglima Garang, in the state of Selangor on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula. Sijangkang is on the coast of Selangor. The company offered design, fabrication, installation as well as repair and maintenance services for all type of ships including buoy tender vessels, offshore crew boats, patrol craft, landing craft, harbor tugs, hydro-graphic craft and strike craft.

NGV Tech SDN. BHD. operated as a shipbuilding company in Malaysia. It provided consulting, design, fabrication, installation, repair, and maintenance services for buoy tender vessels, offshore crew boats, patrol craft, landing craft, harbor tugs, hydrographic craft, and strike craft. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia. Shipbuilding activities were concentrated in purpose built shipyards in Sijangkang and Lumut.

Probably the busiest shipyard in Peninsular Malaysia, by 2006 NGF Tech Sdn. Bhd. attracted a lot of attention. With orders for tugs and rescue vessels coming into their steel shipyard, they were equally busy at their aluminum yard near Kuala Lumpur. NGV Tech Chairman Zulkifli Shariff indicated the pace of expansion by explaining that the company recently ordered another 180 digital welding units to add to the 340 units currently at work. They had nearly 400 workers but he expected that will grow to 700 by June 2006 in their two yards at Lumut and Sijangkang, Klang. By 2008 the company was on a massive expansion programme to keep up with their bursting RM1.3bil (~ Eur 280 mil) order book which would see vessel deliveries till 2011.

In December 2009 Malaysian shipbuilder NGV Tech acquired a 66 percent equity interest in South Korean shpyard, TKS Co Limited. The US$76 million deal was signed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2009 (LIMA 09). TKS will become a subsidiary of NGV and will take on a new name, NGV Tech Shipbuilding Sdn Bhd. The acquisition will enable NGV Tech to build bigger ships at competitive prices compared with the shipyard at Sijangkang, Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor, which suffers due to its remote location and absence of heavy lifting facilities, NGV Techs Executive Chairman, Zulkifli Shariff, said. Shariff said that with the acquisition, NGV Tech would be able to build ships up to 200 meters in length either for the private sector or for government.

In 2013 shipyards experienced a healthy level of activity with Boustead Langkawi Shipyard Sdn Bhd (Boustead Langkawi Shipyard) delivering two 16-metre tugboats as part of its collaboration with Macduff Ship Design (Macduff), after a construction period of just over a year. Valued at RM5.75 million each, the vessels have a maximum speed of 10 knots, a bollard pull of 20 tonnes and an operating range of over 120 nautical miles. These specifications ensure the vessels are equipped with efficient manoeuvrability along the Lumut harbor and in providing support for the RMN.

BN Shipyard partnered with Sunborn Marine of Finland for the construction of South East Asia's first luxury floating hotel, the 140-metre Sunborn III, which was successfully delivered during the year. The project initially began with a contract to construct the hull of the vessel and was extended to include further deliverables. The expanded scope resulted in additional transfer of technology to BN Shipyard. Meanwhile, Boustead Penang Shipyard Sdn Bhd secured a RM108 million contract with Murphy Sarawak Oil Co Ltd. This shipyard fabricated a topside for Murphy Sarawak Oils Belum Phase 2 Sarawak Gas Development Project. Mobilisation work has commenced in the Lumut shipyard and the structure was expected to be completed and installed offshore by June 2015.

The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business remained a pillar of growth for the Division. Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation Sdn Bhd carried out scheduled maintenance onboard the RMNs two submarines, KD TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN and KD TUN RAZAK. This comprised the upkeep of yard facilities and equipment for the RMN, along with assisted docking services via two purpose built tug and push boats. Additionally we provided custom built facilities for effective spare parts management supply and training for crew members. BHIC Navaltech Sdn Bhd provides maintenance for the submarines, which also included in-service support for the RMNs patrol vessels, frigates and other ships in Lumut, Kota Kinabalu and Kuantan.

As part of the Service Life Extension Programme, KD KASTURI completed its refit and was delivered to the RMN by BN Shipyard. MRO services for the navigation equipment and communication systems of RMN ships underwent refit at the Lumut yard, driven by BHIC Electronics and Technologies Sdn Bhd. In order to enhance its MRO capabilities, BN Shipyard entered into an agreement with MIGHT-METEOR Advanced Manufacturing Sdn Bhd with a view to acquiring specialist South Korean consulting and advisory services.

In February 2015 NGV Tech Sdn Bhd bid for a contract to supply six corvettes to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The company, a local shipbuilder, ran into financial difficulties while building two training vessels for the RMN. NGV Tech partnered Naval Marine Engineering & Logistics Sdn Bhd (NMEL).

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