Drydocks

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 workshop facilities

Dock No Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Capacity (Dwt) Cranage (t)
Drydock No. 1A 148 26 9.7 30,000 160
Drydock No. 1B (Shipbuilding) 62 26 9.7 160
Drydock No. 2 (Shipbuilding) 107 18.5 6.7 9,000 160
Drydock No. 3 122 16 5.5 8,000 20
Drydock No. 4
263 44 8.9 125,000 50
Dock No Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Capacity (Dwt) Cranage (t)
Drydock No. 1A 148 26 9.7 30,000 160
Drydock No. 1B (Shipbuilding) 62 26 9.7 160

Drydock No. 01 (Separated as Dock 1A & 1B) is graving dock utilised for serving General Cargo, Feeder Container carriers, Offshore Support Vessels, Passenger vessels and dredgers. Dock No. 1A is used for Ship Repairs,while 1B is utilised for unit assembly.

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Dock No Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Capacity (Dwt) Cranage (t)
Drydock No. 2 (Shipbuilding) 107 18.5 6.7 9,000 160

Drydock No. 02 located in tandem to Drydock No. 01 is exclusively utilised for shipbuilding projects. This building dock is sheltered with moving sheds, providing ideal building conditions for yard teams.

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Dock No Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Capacity (Dwt) Cranage (t)
Drydock No. 3 122 16 5.5 8,000 20

Drydock No. 03: Termed as Submarine Dock (Initially designed to take in submarines during the World War 2) is predominantly utilised to accommodate Work boats, naval vessels, Tugs, Fishing Trawlers, Passenger vessels and smaller Offshore Support vessels.

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Dock No Length (m) Breadth (m) Depth (m) Capacity (Dwt) Cranage (t)
Drydock No. 4
263 44 8.9 125,000 50

Drydock No. 04: 125,000 DWT capacity drydock built during the late 1980’s is the biggest capable of handling AFRA MAX SIZE vessels comfortably. This drydock is geared with Dock Arms (450 Kg), Vehicle access tunnel and serviced with 3 cranes Maximum 50 Tons.

Aframax vessels in colombo dockyard

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Our extensive list of drydock repairs undertaken include:

 

  • High pressure water jetting and cleaning
  • Grit / shot blasting
  • Airless spray painting
  • Overhauling / installation of undersea fitting
  • Withdrawal of tail-end shafts
  • Renewal of stern bushes
  • Overhauling and renewal of stern seals
  • Unshipping of rudders
  • Checking and correcting alignment of rudders
  • Replacement of anodes
  • Installation and repair of cathodic protection systems
  • Non-destructive methods for testing radiography
  • Lignum vitae re-bushing
  • Ultrasonic x-rays and magnetic particle surveys
  • Load line inspections
  • Safety equipment surveys
  • Certifications

Colombo Dockyard PLC