IMP Shipyard launches full-service facility in Leyte

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IMP Shipyard launches full-service facility in Leyte
Photo from MARINA.
  • IMP Shipyard and Port Services launched its full-service shipbuilding and repair facility in Albuera, Leyte on February 23
  • The new shipyard specializes in full-service shipbuilding and repair, covering new construction, retrofitting, conversion, and modification of commercial merchant ships and fishing vessels
  • IMP Shipyard also offers a range of fabrication services, including marine electronics repair, industrial fabrication, pier side, underwater repairs, propellers, tail shafts, rudder repairs, and hull plating
  • The firm has an in-house multi-disciplined engineering team, ensuring cost-effective solutions to shipbuilding and ship repair challenges

IMP Shipyard and Port Services, Inc. launched its full-service shipbuilding and repair facility in Albuera, Leyte on February 23.

The facility specializes in full-service shipbuilding and ship repair, covering new construction, retrofitting, conversion, and modification of commercial merchant ships and fishing vessels.

Located in Barangay Balugo Uno, Albuera, Leyte, IMP Shipyard is expected to generate approximately 300 jobs, with 60% sourced locally.

IMP Shipyard also offers a range of fabrication services, including marine electronics repair, industrial fabrication, pier-side, underwater repairs, propellers, tail shafts, rudder repairs, and hull plating.

It features an in-house multi-disciplined engineering team, ensuring cost-effective solutions to shipbuilding and ship repair challenges, committed to producing modern, high-quality vessel designs at competitive costs.

Supported by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, the Board of Investments, and local governments, the initiative aligns with the goals of the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 and the Maritime Industry Development Plan 2028.

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MARINA administrator Sonia Malaluan attended the inauguration and commended IMP Shipyard president and chairman Capt. Gaudencio C. Morales for establishing the facility.

Private sector associations, including the Association of Licensed Manning Agencies-Maritime Group, Filipino Association of Mariners’ Employment, Movement for Maritime Philippines, Integrated Seafarers Philippines,National Integration Center for OFWs (overseas Filipino workers), PACIFI, Metro Ferry Inc. Global Maritime Consultants Group, and others, were present at the inauguration ceremony.