Sri Lanka: Start of PSV Construction at Colombo Dockyard

The keel for the construction of the 3rd Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, was held at Colombo Dockyard, at the auspicious time of 1052 am on 6th October 2011 in the presence of Owner’s Representatives Mr. Jeewaka Gunadheera (Project Manager GGOSL), Mr. Priyanga Perera (GGOSL), Classification Society Surveyors Mr. Srinath Herat (Lloyds Register) and Mr. Ajith Perera (Indian Register of Shipping).

Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman, CDPLC), Mr. Mangala Yapa (MD/CEO, CDPLC), Mr. Y. Kijima (Director, CDPLC), Mr. I. Takeda (Director, CDPLC), Mr. Shantha Perera (GM – Production, CDPLC), Mr. Mangala De Silva (General Manager –HRD&A, CDPLC) and Mr. Shantha Rathnayake (AGM – New Construction, CDPLC) along with his project team participated at the event.

This 78 m long Vessel with a 3600 dwt capacity is designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd of Singapore and it incorporates fire fighting, oil recovery arrangements and has the capability to operate as advanced PSV, as well as, light construction support vessel, complying to SPS Code 2008, Clean Design requirements.

The main role of this Vessel is to support offshore oil and gas fields around the clock and shall be built for operation in un-restricted waters. This Vessel is scheduled for delivery in the 3rd quarter of 2012.

Since 2006 Colombo Dockyard’s shipbuilding potential has reached its real heights going in to highly specialised vessels in the like of Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels, and Passenger Vessels.

With the experience and development achieved, Colombo Dockyard now posses a wide portfolio of products that meet international shipbuilding standards. The blending of Japanese concepts of quality, timely delivery, dependability & reliability, with competitive pricing has been the salient features of Colombo Dockyard’s product offering.

Colombo Dockyard specialises on product customisation, where it caters for very specific needs and wants of individual customers. The shipyard’s ability to customise products, differentiates ‘Colombo Dockyard’ from other traditional builders of prototype vessels and is the secret behind its success. This is the seventh Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel that is being built for the Greatship Group, which speaks volume of the customer confidence in the Shipyard.

With a wealth of experience in building Vessels for the Offshore Oil and Gas Sector requirements, Colombo Dockyard eagerly awaits to meet requirements that may arise in the Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration activities that is being carried out in the Sri Lankan waters and offer its expertise.

Source:Colombo Dockyard , October 7, 2011

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