Kyoga 1
JGH Marine

Building of a new Ro-Ro Ferry at Lake Kyoga, Uganda

JGH Group built a new ferry for passenger and commercial use at Lake Kyoga in the central Uganda.

JGH Group has constructed and assembled a Ro-Ro Ferry for Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). The Ro-Ro Ferry is being used at Lake Kyoga, in the central part of Uganda.

The ferry can carry 120 seated passengers as well as trucks and cars.

This is the second ferry supplied for the same crossing and therefore named Kyoga 2. JGH supplied Kyoga 1 in late 2011.

All the the sections of the ferry was pre-fabricated at a shipyard and assembled at JGH mobile shipbuilding site in Namasale by Lake Kyoga, Uganda.

When all the sections and the engines were done, they were shipped to the JGH site at Lake Kyoga. 

The mobile shipyard was set up with all required accommodation facilities on the remote site for the staff and managers. The site was a complete camp with accommodation containers, kitchen for staff and supervisors. 

Details of the project:

  • Project: New Ro-Ro ferry for Lake (MV Kyoga 2)
  • Client: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
  • Place: Lake Kyoga, Uganda
  • Vessel type: Ro-Ro Passenger Ferry
  • Status: Successfully delivered in July 2016
  • Capacity: 120 seated passengers as well as 16 carry trucks, buses and cars
  • Size: 33.85 meters
  • Material: Steel
  • Engines/propulsion:  2 Sykes Hydromaster propulsion units
  • Maximum Speed: 10 knots

Being a part of the success