The tactical collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd of Japan in 1993, has been a highly successful venture that has influenced Colombo Dockyards achievements over the years.Learn more
We are fully equipped to provide an entire gamut of repair services ranging from basic to complex requirements. Servicing more than 200 ships annually, we have proven ourselves capable of handling any type of vessel up to 125,000 DWT.
Colombo Dockyard has also evolved into a formidable force in shipbuilding with four decades of experience.
Colombo Dockyard is a state of the art engineering entity that operates four graving drydocks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 DWT and extensive repair berth facilities along with fully fledged workshops.Learn more
Conveniently located within the port of Colombo, Colombo Dockyard has the ability to conduct both dry dock and afloat repairs. We operate four graving dry docks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 DWT and extensive repair berth facilities. Routine dry docking repairs, major layup repairs, collision damages, conversions and retrofits are professionally expedited. We also have extensive experience in machinery, piping, steel, electricals and electronics.
Vessels Repaired Annually
Accommodated in the Dry Docks
1000M Repair Berth
With over 40 years of experience, Colombo Dockyard has evolved into a formidable force in the regional shipbuilding arena. Our ability to carry out construction of varied vessels that exceed the stringent requirements stipulated by international classification societies whilst at the same time customizing the vessel to meet client requirements has helped pave the way to our success.Learn more
Colombo Dockyard offers crucial offshore engineering repair services for mobile offshore drill units, well stimulation vessels, diving support vessels and a host of other related vessels. Our experience and professionalism has helped exceed industry requirements and stringent standards. Our regular customers come from India, France, Norway, and the USA.Learn more
Dockyard General Engineering Services (DGES) is the general and heavy engineering services subsidiary of Colombo Dockyard PLC. Equipped with extensive technical know-how and experience, DGES delivers high quality products and value engineered services that cover civil, mechanical and electrical engineering work from design to construction. DGES is highly experienced in petrochemical, mini hydro power, mega power, building, irrigation, heavy structures, infrastructure development, and marine construction sectors.Learn more
Global pandemic conditions bring out the best in shipyards innovative strategies to counter difficult times. Since its establishment in 1974 marking its 46th Anniversary in 2020, Colombo Dockyard has witnessed recessions, boom times and natural disasters amongst which this COVID 19 pandemic driven lockdown situation is unique and unprecedented, which requires innovative and smart approaches to counter these challenges successfully.
Sri Lankan government’s aggressive drive to combat the COVID 19 pandemic from mid-march has been effective, paving the way for relaxing the lockdown on 11th May 2020. The Government of Sri Lanka appointed COVID 19 Taskforce had declared all Port related activities as essential services, thus giving the shipyard to continue its operations under its guidelines. Over the lockdown period, the shipyard has been operating at 20~30% capacity providing essential repair services, completing the vessels undergoing repairs in the yard, meeting the client's requirements safely.
In Colombo Dockyard, we focus on organising the work of our shipyard team and subcontractors in such a way that it is carried out in the safest possible way, in keeping in line with the Government COVID 19 Taskforce guidelines.
The shipyard operations have stepped up to planned New-Normal operational levels, under the in~house campaign titled “ Revival” under the visionary leadership of Mr Hideki Tanaka, Chairman, Mr D V Abeysinghe, Managing Director and Mr Benny Fernando, Chief Operating Officer. We are pleased to place on record that, we have started repairs on two bulk carriers successfully (17th of May), managing to clear the mandatory health clearances smoothly, with no berthing delays (waiting for quarantine etc) on the arrival schedule of the vessels. The vessels were berthed on arrival. This has been possible on account of the professional guidance given the Port Health Officials and the Harbour Master.
In solidarity of the efforts, Colombo Dockyard actively contributed Five Million Rupees to the national COVID task force fund.
The Shipyard operates jointly in Collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd., Japan since 1993, providing the best Japanese-Sri Lankan expertise and the location and economic convenience of Colombo. The shipyard is ready to serve the emerging needs of the market, in this post COVID challenging times.View more
On 22nd February 2021, Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) auspiciously launched the Pilot Station Vessel, “Shatt Al-Arab”, being built for General Company for Ports of Iraq.... [+]
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