Welcome to SECO Shipyard

With over Six decades of experience in delivering uncompromising quality, SECO Shipyard is one of East Africa's leading shipyards.

But SECO is more than a shipbuilder.

By adopting a flexible, client-centric approach, SECO is striving to become Africa’s leading service provider for new building, repair and maintenance for the various industries. Its strong, skilled workforce combines craftsmanship with high tech to create a personalized experience to customers, locally and across the globe.

The added value of SECO Shipyard, along with others, is:

  • Short delivery period
  • High quality vessel at low costs
  • Readily available building capacity
  • The choice between custom-made design or existing designs
  • Flexibility and tailor made solutions in any way
  • Delivery of the vessel to your port

You need expertise and experience

From design to construction and through-life support, Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) can deliver all the technical services and industrial resources you need to meet your highest expectations.

Our build methodologies focus on doing the vast majority of construction, outfitting and painting undercover. This not only enhances the health, safety and environmental aspects of the job, it assures the quality of your vessel. We have developed a philosophy of early and progressive system completion that speeds the commissioning phase, and also provides you with an extremely reliable product.

SECO’s expertise in shipbuilding projects include:

SECO capability includes: Offshore, Fishing Boats, Tugs, Speedboats, Dredgers, Freighters, Ocean Survey and Research Vessels, Ferries, Yachts and others.

All SECO vessels are made to meet the exact specifications and needs of our customers for every type of activity in the widest possible range of applications.

Completed Projects

MV Umurage

Vessel: Research Boat

Albert Nile 1

Vessel: Modular Ferry


Vessel: Pontoon

Alpha 2500

Vessel: Ro-Ro (Ballastable) Barge

Alpha Jimbo

Vessel: Multi-purpose

Alpha Rotterdam

Vessel: Self Propelled Split Barge

Alpha Kirawira

Vessel: Off Shore Support Vessel

Mussa K

Vessel: Bunker

Alpha Trion

Vessel: Jack-up Barge


Vessel: Utility Craft

Alpha Surveyor

Vessel: Survey Boat

SECO 500

Vessel: Tug & Utility Boat


Vessel: Non-propelled Flat Top barge

Shoka 1

Vessel: Accomodation Barge


Vessel: Modular Ferry


Vessel: Modular Ferry


Vessel: Modular Ferry

Our Values

Our success will always be determined by the quality and commitment of our best asset, our highly skilled and committed employees, all driven by our values: Respect, Pride, Truth & Family

Our Strategy

In light of our market outlook, our strategic course for the coming period is based on three pillars: Focus, Optimize and Expand

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