Ship Building

MV Uhuru II Construction In Kisumu Shipyard

Our specialized Shipbuilding Department builds a wide range of ships with high quality and reliability for national and international clients. We undertake all activities including complete construction and erection, painting and blasting, outfitting equipment tests and trials. Our focus is always on maintaining schedules and meeting the contractual targets. The construction work is carried out with full guarantee and in line with the standards of the world’s major classification societies, such as Lloyd’s Register for Shipping, Bureau Veritas, China Classification Society, etc.

Our Shipbuilding team comprises of Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Production Engineers, Design and Project Management teams with extensive experience for construction of various types of ships. The Shipbuilding Department is well equipped to build ships ranging from naval to commercial ships; Fast Attack Crafts, Logistic Support Ships, Ferries, Oil Tankers, Seagoing and Harbour Tugs, Dredgers, Hopper Barges, Passenger Ferries, Fishing Trawlers, and special purpose crafts.


Floatation is done for several reasons and because it is the first time the constructed ship comes in contact with water, the shipbuilders would like to confirm several issues;

  • To confirm the water-tight integrity of the welded hull, the hull should not be painted in order to see wet areas and leakages
  • To check whether the ship is floating upright, correct if necessary
  • Christening the ship, officially naming the ship
  • Prayers for blessing the ship and the life of the crew at sea

Successful floatation paves way for hull painting, outfitting, and automation.


We will keep you informed every step of the way, from the initial design phase to the final delivery of your vessel. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that we fully understand your needs and expectations, and we will provide regular progress reports to keep you up to date on the status of your project.

In addition to regular communication, we also offer a variety of communication channels to make it easy for you to get in touch with us. Whether you prefer phone, email, or in-person meetings, we will work with you to find the best way to communicate that suits your needs.

At Kenya Shipyards Limited, our commitment to communication extends beyond the shipbuilding process. We believe that maintaining strong relationships with our clients requires ongoing communication, even after the project is complete. We will continue to stay in touch with you and provide support and assistance whenever you need it.