A number of the ferries on Lake Victoria are obsolete and should be replaced by modern ships as soon as possible. With a view to create ideas for modern shipping on the lake, SOLVE has been in contact with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The institute has carried out several studies of different ships specially designed for Lake Victoria. SOLVE believes that a number of these ships could be of interest for shipping companies and shipyards in the region. Drawings have been presented for the EABC (East African Business Council).
SOLVE has started a cooperation with a Swedish shipyard. The shipyard is experienced in building ships in parts and then later assemble them again at a local shipyard equipped with ﬂoating or dry docks, for instance in Kisumu, Port Bell and Mwanza.
Examples of drawings for shipping on Lake Victoria (downloads):