Shipbuilding Industry in Bangladesh
Shipbuilding Industry in Bangladesh

Shipbuilding Industry in Bangladesh

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This report gives an overview of the different aspects of Project planning and management in Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd.

Origin of the Report

Ms. Sutapa Bhattacharjee, Lecturer, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, orally instructed the students of MBA 42nd batch to prepare a formal business report on any management topic.



students had to form a group of 5 persons to prepare the report. This report is prepared to comply with that instruction.


The reports primary purpose is to comply with the partial requirement of course Management of Organizations. The secondary purpose is to describe projects from the perspective of a company with a project driven production.

The report also aims at explaining the project planning and management of Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd, the leading shipyard in Bangladesh.


The report is informative in nature. The study covers different stages of Project Planning and the Project organization structure. The findings are strictly based on the information provided by the respective personnel and website of Ananda Shipyard Ltd.


The authority of the Ananda Shipyard thinks some of the information as sensitive. They provided only a little information regarding the time frame of completion of particular step of Project. As maximum information was collected through interview the authenticity of the information may vary a little with the fact. However, the management of Ananda Shipyard refused to allow a visit of their shipyard.

Sources and Methodology

To collect the information both primary and secondary sources were used. A specific research methodology was followed for primary sources.


This report is mainly based upon primary sources.

However, some secondary sources, such as publications and web pages were consulted for an understanding of the Shipbuilding Projects.


To collect information from the primary sources, the following techniques of research were used:

Collection of Data.

To collect information from the primary source Mr. Asadujjaman Sarder, Naval architect of Ananda shipbuilder was contacted and informally interviewed.

Interpretation of Data and Presentation of Facts

The information, collected from the relevant personnel and onsite studies, were first recorded and then interpretation of the information was made. The significant findings are presented systematically throughout the report.

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The report is arranged sequentially to describe the project planning and organization of Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd. This report starts with the company profile and history. The next chapter discusses about the characteristics of a shipbuilding company. This chapter gives an idea about the nature of shipbuilding organization.

Next chapter gives an insight about the project organizationa

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hierarchy and the personnel working in this hierarchy. The following chapter discusses about the project activities and management in Ananda Shipyard. This chapter also talks about the typical steps taken to finish a project within timeframe. Finally a chapter summarizes the findings.

Company at a Glance Name

Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd (ASSL) Location: Head Office: 10/1 (9th Floor), City Heart, 67 Naya Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Tel :+880-2-9343436,+880-2-9352031-3 Fax:+880-2-8312681Web : http://www. anandagroup. biz Shipyard: Meghnaghat, Sonargaon, Narayangonj. History of Ananda Shipyard: Ananda Builders and Engineering Firm, established a shipbuilding yard on the Buriganga River in 1983. In response to growing volume of business the yard was shifted in 1985 to its present location on the river Meghna. Ananda Builders Ltd. modernized and systemized its operations by enhancing facilities and separating shipbuilding activities under a separate banner, ANANDA SHIPYARD AND SLIPWAYS LTD (ASSL), a private company limited by shares incorporated in 1999.ASSL is the largest shipyard among the private shipbuilders in Bangladesh. Its annual production capacity is about 6000 tonnes in terms of consumed steel and turnover per year is US$ 14. 00 million. The quality of works has been certified by reputed classification societies & inspection agencies. In terms of equipment, manpower & experience the shipyard now ranks among top shipyards in South Asia.

Ananda Shipyard has delivered a ship named “Stella Maris” to a Danish company on 15th may, 2008. It was the first ship exported by any Bangladeshi Shipyard.

Characteristics of Shipbuilding Industry

Shipbuilding industry is a multi project industry. To increase efficiency of the shipyard and reduce cost more than one ship are built simultaneously. For this reason coordination between different projects is very much needed.

Shipbuilders view developing ship as a project.

Project Driven Industry

Shipbuilding is a project-driven enterprise because it exercises multiproject business. It carries out some shipping projects in a determined time period; for instance, in one business year as shown in Figure 1.Shipping projects are carried out under the supervision of the head of project or project manager.

He is assisted by the project office, i. e. support team that performs specific tasks for all project managers. This kind of a production demands optimum planning and distribution of performance possibilities such as workers, subcontractors, slipways, machinery, transportation, financing, payment, etc.

Shipping Projects

In sharp contrast to other manufacturing industries like automobile manufacturing, shipbuilders have to sell first and construct later.

At first, shipbuilders sign contracts with buyers.Then according to the buyers’ demands ships are built. This is applicable for all types of ships – container carrier, oil tankers, LNG tankers, off-shore drilling vessels, dredgers, tugboats, or luxury liners. A shipping project is a sole program defined project, which starts from signing of the contract to delivering the ship to the buyer.

The timeframe of shipping projects are different for each project. It depends on the buyer requirement and the size of the ship. Like any other shipyards in the world, Ananda Shipyard is also a Project based organization.

Types of Shipping Project in Ananda Shipyard

Shipping is a way of business that is used for: cargo and passenger transport, military operations at ocean, special job carried out at sea and rivers, and different

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