Sigulu 7
JGH Marine

Building of a new ferry for Lake Victoria, Uganda

JGH Group built a new ferry for passengers and commercial use at Lake Victoria in south-eastern Uganda.

JGH Group has constructed and assembled a passenger and cargo landing craft ferry for Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The landing craft type Ro-Ro Ferry is being used at Lake Victoria in the south-eastern part of Uganda, connecting the islands of Sigulu and Dolwe to mainland Uganda.

The ferry can carry 300 seated passengers as well as trucks and cars.

The entire build was done at a JGH mobile shipbuilding site in Jinja, famously known as the source of the Nile river, by Lake Victoria, Uganda.

The mobile shipyard meets all small, medium and medium-large shipbuilding requirements. It is fully fitted with crane and independent power supply for continuous operations. Includes office, storage and sanitary facilities.

Details of the project:

  • Project: New passenger ferry for Lake Victoria (MV Sigulu)
  • Client: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
  • Place: Lake Victoria, Uganda
  • Status: Successfully launched in July 2019
  • Capacity: 300 seated passengers as well as 200mt deadweight
  • Size: 44m
  • Material: Steel
  • Engines/propulsion: 3 Sykes Hydromaster propulsion unit

Being a part of the success