• KENYA SHIPYARDS LIMITED

    CATALYSING SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

    International Women's day themed "Inspire Inclusion" comes at a pivotal time when KSL's motto of catalysing shipbuilding industry has mainstreamed women across it's critical areas of decision making. In a male dominated assembly industry, KSL has integrated women into it's activities from ship construction, project management and hospitality among others. #HappyInternationalWomensDay

  • KENYA SHIPYARDS LIMITED

    CATALYSING SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

    Commissioning ceremony of MV Uhuru II wagon ferry by H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya & Commander-In-Chief of the Defence forces at Kisumu Shipyard

  • KENYA SHIPYARDS LIMITED

    CATALYSING SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

    Commissioning ceremony of MV Uhuru II wagon ferry by H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya & Commander-In-Chief of the Defence forces at Kisumu Shipyard

  • KENYA SHIPYARDS LIMITED

    CATALYSING SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

    KNS Shupavu rededication ceremony at Mombasa Shipyard by H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya & Commander-In-Chief of the Defence forces at Mombasa Shipyard

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The Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL) is a state Company under the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Vide Executive Order CAB/GEN.3/1/1 (60) dated 14 August 2020, the National Security Council approved the establishment of Kenya Shipyards Limited to address operational requirements of the Kenya Navy and MDAs and utilize the excess capacity to generate revenue for the Government by tapping into the available local and regional market for construction, repair, and maintenance of ships and provision of other maritime services.

An Executive Order from the National Security Council contained in CAB/GEN.3/1/1(60) dated 14 August 2020 directed MDAs to source maritime products and services from KSL which provides a ready market for KSL.

 

The Eastern Coast of Africa has only four shipyards located in Egypt, Djibouti, and South Africa. Initial assessment indicates that these shipyards are fully booked all year round indicating a huge demand that has previously seen Kenya and her neighbors service most of their ships and other mobile maritime assets in Europe and Asia. Maintenance, refits, repairs and new builds in Europe and Asia attract additional charges to the tune of about 15% of the total cost due to logistics and high labor costs.

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Craftsmanship that Sets Sail Beyond Boundaries

Kenya shipyards Limited is mainly designed for ship building, however, its roles in support of industry and developmental engineering is prominent. It has a record of service to rail industry and general engineering and has promoted further diversification of its general engineering activities

ship overhaul
KSL through its shipyards in Mombasa and Kisumu specializes in overhauling ships in both mechanical and electrical installations.
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SHIP REPAIR (ONSHORE & OFFSHORE)
The locations of the Mombasa and Kisumu shipyards offer easy access for ship repairs.
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CIVIL MARITIME & RAIL WORKS
KSL offers diverse civil and construction works including, but not limited to: heavy civil construction & infrastructure, site improvement, railroad maintenance as well as maritime civil works along river estuaries, along coastlines and in offshore locations.
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Core Function

Kenya Shipyards Limited is mainly designed for shipbuilding.
However, its roles in supporting industry and developmental
engineering is prominent. It has a record of service to rail
industry and general engineering and has promoted
further diversifications of its general engineering activities

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