Eregli Shipyard is an independent , brand new shipyard constructed in Eregli, Black Sea situated right next to recently privatised Eregli Iron and Steel Works.
Eregli Shipyard was constructed from scratch or to be more precise from drawing board to completion of the first phase consisting almost lions’ share of the investment in a matter of fourteen months. Taking into account that the shipyard area had to be reclaimed from sea, the size of the challenge becomes more obvious.
The shipyard facilities consist of 30.000 sqm of covered high ceiling steel workshop areas with overhead cranes, 3200 sqm of Office, dining, social facilities and en-suite rooms in three fully climatised high tech buildings. There are 4 slipways of various dimensions and slopes in Ereğli Shipyard. The 220 L x 38 W mtrs slipway, being one of the biggest ever built so far in Turkey, is capable of accomodating handymax or even panamax size new buildings that are impossible in Tuzla shipyard zone. The total area of the shipyard is some 160.000 sqm being one of the biggest in Turkey yet the biggest in terms of slipway capacity. The steel processing capacity is 32,000 tonnes per year. The shipyard is self sufficient in many ways from having its shopblasting and priming facilities to all the way to finishing processes.
At the moment there are more than 500 employees working in the shipyard and It is envisaged that with full capacity, shipyard employs about 2500 people.
The aim of the shipyard is to build turnkey vessels like chemical tankers, containerships, multi purpose vessels, product tankers, lpg tankers, supply vessels, tugboats and alike.