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.
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188m x 28m Vehicle carrier is a first-time caller to Colombo Dockyard. 13-year-old, Japanese built, well maintained beauty drydocked recently at Colombo for her intermediate survey
Colombo Dockyard has been serving the Vehicle carrier fleets from NYK, Wallem, Wilhelmsen over the past few decades. This Japanese Vehicle carrier call reactivated the service options to the growing market segment.
The vessel is owned by Sugahara Kisen Co., Ltd., Japan (Estb 1963) and operated by K Line Ltd. Onomichi Dockyard Co. ltd, Japan, the parent company of Colombo Dockyard recommended the drydocking facility at the center of Indian ocean to the owners. The Company's line of business includes the transportation of freight on all inland waterways. They are covering huge spectrum in logistics and transportation in Japan having operating Bulk, Vehicle, LPG, Cement, Container Carriers and Refrigerated Cargo Carriers which are operating mostly on regular charters.
She was docked in Dock 04 where the Shipyard carried out general drydocking repairs including wire renewal of rampways compling to DNV requirements. The project team was headed by ship Manager Mr. C.M . Kapurubandara and Senior Invoicing Engineer Mr. W.G.A.R. Sameera under the guidance of the residence Director from Onomichi Dockyard, Mr. Atsushi Horibe where owner’s interest was looked after by Capt. Kenichi Kawakubo and Mr. Toshinari Yamagata from Shipping department of Sugahara Kisen Co. Ltd.
The decision makers found very satisfied on their decision of coming Colombo and the job done at Colombo Dockyard. The project was completed well ahead to the quoted duration which was highly appreciated by the vessel operator K line Ltd. Colombo Dockyard proved the potential of being the preferred repair partner for Japanese fleets in the middle of Indian Ocean for their planned drydocking repairs as well as emergency afloat repairs. Colombo Dockyard has also become the preferred repair destination for the fleet vehicle carriers calling at the Hambantota International Port (HIPG) located just 150NM away from Colombo.View more
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
On 23rd May 2022, Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) auspiciously launched “Misje Vita”, 5000DWT EcoBulk Carrier being built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway (Misje).
The launching ceremony is the formal custom that celebrates transferring the vessel to water for the first time. As per the Sri Lankan traditions, this is done by breaking a ‘pot of milk’ over the ship’s bow area inviting good luck to the vessel, the crew and the owners and subsequently filling the dock with water making the vessel float.The ceremony was graced by Mr. Roald Misje Chairman, Ms. Alina Printseva, Chief Financial Officer from Misje, Mr. Thusitha Herath and Mr. Venura Wanasainghe, Owner Representatives for the project, Mr. Saman Kumarasinghe, Class Surveyor of Class DNV GL. From CDPLC Mr. H. Tanaka Chairman, Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe MD/CEO, Mr. Iku Kuwaoka Technical Advisor/Alternate Director, Mr. Thimira Godakumbura Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lal Hettiarachchi General Manager (Supply Chain Management), Mr. Gihan Ravinatha General Manager (Finance)/ CFO, Mr. Mangala De Silva General Manager (Group Legal and Compliance), Mr. P.S. Abeysinghe Act. General Manager (Production), Mr. Manjula Hettiarachchie Act. General Manager (HRD and A)/ Management Representative and a host of other Senior Management and Staff representing CDPLC participated at this occasion. Ms. Alina Printseva performed the honour of cutting the rope to break the milk pot and launch the vessel.
This is the first Vessel of a series and these 89.95m long vessels are designed to hold a cargo capacity of 5000 DWT. The type of cargo they could carry includes bulk cargo, grain, timber, unit loads and containers. Each vessel is powered by 4 stroke diesel engines with an Electric Hybrid system supplying additional power through a battery storage system.
This project illustrates CDPLC’s reputation in the European Market with the brand “Built in Sri Lanka blending Sri Lankan technology with Japanese quality” receiving high recognition and acceptance in Europe market.CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan with a 35% stake by Sri Lankan Government institutions. Expanding its business nearly five decades, CDPLC is the front runner of Sri Lankan industrialization as the leading contributors to the National Export earnings from the Shipbuilding sector.View 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
Colombo Dockyard PLC has successfully completed the contract for the design, supply of materials, fabrication, towing and providing installation guidance of an Underwater Restaurant Structure (UWRS) for Aanugandu Falhu Island in the Republic of Maldives.
Amidst an extremely difficult period in the country caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDPLC managed to complete the 440T steel structure within just seven months including the design and successfully dispatched the UWRS to Maldives on 18 February. The UWRS reached Maldives on 22 February. The contract was awarded in April 2021.
CDPLC will guide the client’s team to safely submerge this structure and place on the seabed of Lagoon 17, Aanugandu Island.
The client expects this to be a major tourist attraction for their newly developed resort. Once commissioned and put into operation, this will be the largest underwater restaurant in Maldives with a seating capacity of 48 persons with viewing gallery to all guests simultaneously.
The concept design originated from the client which was converted into an engineering marvel with the design developed by AKDA Engineers Lanka Ltd., headed by A.K. Diyabalanage and Colombo Dockyard design team carried out the detail and production design.
The specifications included length: 32.78m; breath: 18m; restaurant depth: 4.5m below Mean Sea Level and seating capacity: 48.
This is the second such project undertaken by Colombo Dockyard. It handled the first-ever Underwater Restaurant Structure (UWRS) project in 2018 to the Uthuru Maafaru Islands of Maldives. Proven capability of CDPLC has allowed this new client to place its confidence on CDPLC to build another UWRS for its hotel chain ‘Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ in Maldives. This underwater restaurant will add yet another feather to the portfolio of luxury resorts with exotic underwater dining experience of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.
CDPLC is the pioneering shipbuilding, ship repairing and heavy engineering facility in the country and operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Ltd. of Japan with Sri Lankan Government institutions having a shareholding of 35%.
As a shipbuilding, ship repairing and heavy engineering company in Sri Lanka, CDPLC said it continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing and executing global projects and earning much needed foreign exchange to the country.View more