1974

Colombo Dockyard incorporated with an initial facility of three dry docks

1975

Shipbuilding begins in Sri Lanka and first patrol boat made for SL Navy

1976

Ceylon Shipping Agency incorporated in collaboration with Ceylon Shipping Corp

1977

The Colombo Port Commission gets its first vessel, a 100 Ton Barge

1978

First Towing Tug Boat built in Sri Lanka for the Colombo Port Commission

1981

Incorporation of Dockyard General Engineering Services

1982

First Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) built for Sri Lanka Navy

1983

First export order in shipbuilding for Burma Ports Corporation, Myanmar

1987

First Shipbuilding project for the Republic of Maldives

1988

Colombo Drydocks Ltd begins operations at the newly built 125,000 DWT dry dock

1981

Incorporation of Dockyard General Engineering Services

1992

Aluminium shipbuilding begins with Fast Patrol Boat production for SL Navy

1993

Restructuring of CDL and CDD with the collaboration of Onomichi Dockyard,Japan

1997

Diversification of business activities into heavy engineering

1998

First aluminium coastal surveillance vessel built for the Republic of Maldives

1999

ISO 9001 certification for Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA)

2002

Quality Management System certification upgraded to ISO 9001: 2000

2004

Diversification into Offshore Engineering and first project for Indian Navy

2005

Expansion of shipbuilding activities into the Middle Eastern market

2006

The year witnessed the building of the largest Aluminium hull ship to be built in Sri Lanka to date, a 40 M Fisheries Protection Vessel for the Republic of Maldives

2007

Greatship (India) Ltd gets first Anchor Handling Tug / Supply Vessel (AHTSV)

2008

Colombo Dockyards sees many new structural and technological adaptations

2009

National recognition and strong performance during a global downturn

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2010

CDL in the ‘Forbes list’ of top 200 Asian firms with sales under a billion USD

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2011

CDL order books at capacity for Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSV)

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2012

Proud moment: Start of construction of 400 passenger cum cargo vessel to India

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2013

Two decades of valuable collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd, Japan

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2014

Celebrating forty years of shipbuilding and ship repairing experience

Colombo Dockyard PLC