Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW), the only shipyard and oldest heavy engineering establishment of Pakistan


KS&EW is a dynamic and adaptive organization with enormous technical and professional capabilities. We are the sole shipyard of Pakistan and the largest industrial engineering complex of the country established in 1956 and currently functions under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP), Government of Pakistan. KS&EW is an autonomous body with Board of Directors, headed by Chief of Naval Staff as a Chairman of the board.


KS&EW is certified by Integrated Management System from M/s Lloyds Register, UK; which includes:

  • ISO    9001: 2015
  • ISO  14001: 2015 
  • ISO  45001: 2018 


Code of Conduct

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In addition to above, shipbuilding projects are also certified by classification societies at all stages of construction as per customer(s) requirement:

  • Chinese Classification Society 
  • Lloyd Register
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Türk Loydu



Following are core business portfolios:

  • Ship Building 
  • Submarine Construction 
  • Ship Repairs & Refurbishment  
  • Heavy General Engineering
  • Material Testing Laboratory
  • Shipyard Training School


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