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.
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY DEFENCE EXHIBITION ON AVAILED MILITARY INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES FOR SHARED UTILIZATION
The first East African Community (EAC) exhibition of Military Industries’ products and services took place in Kisumu Shipyard from 4 to 6 April 2023 and was attended by EAC
Kenya Shipyards Limited, Mombasa recently announced the successful floating of the KNS Shupavu after undergoing extensive refit work. The vessel is now receiving minor works at the Dockyard, with
Kenya Shipyards Limited, Mombasa Shipyard, has completed the midlife refit of the KNS Shupavu, a vessel belonging to the Kenya Navy. The KNS Shupavu is the first naval ship