Colombo Dockyard PLC built Cable Laying Vessel "Cable Infinity"

successfully delivered to her owners on 21st of June 2019.

Colombo Dockyard

dry docks and repair berths

One of many Fisheries Protection Crafts

proudly built for the Maldivian Coast Guard

Oil products tanker Mariann

dry docked for repairs

Offshore Supply Vessel

capable of handling all specialist offshore tasks

Passenger cum cargo

vessel M.V. Corals during sea trials

Sri lanka's pioneer Shipbuilding &
Ship Repairing Center

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Strategic Partner - Onomichi Dockyard CO. Ltd

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.

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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.

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Colombo Dockyard Timeline

  • 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
  • 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
    Building of the first tug boat to an overseas client
  • 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
  • 2010
    Colombo Dockyard in the ‘Forbes list’ of top 200 Asian firms with sales under a billion USD
  • 2011
    Colombo Dockyard order books at capacity for Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSV)
  • 2012
    Proud moment: Start of construction of 400 passenger cum cargo vessel to India
  • 2013
    Two decades of valuable collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd, Japan
  • 2014
    Celebrating forty years of shipbuilding and ship repairing experience
Colombo Dockyard PLC-Ship Yard Layout

ShipYard Layout

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.

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Our Services

What We Do

Ship Repairs

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

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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.

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Offshore engineering

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.

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Heavy engineering

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.

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Corporate sustainability practices at Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) is of extreme importance and given due prominence in the corporate strategic decision making process.

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Our People

From our inception, Colombo Dockyard has prided itself as a ‘people oriented’ organisation. Our workforce is the lifeblood of the company and continue to be the building blocks that has transformed our aspirations into reality.

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Colombo Dockyard PLC


Colombo Dockyard has exciting opportunities for motivated and qualified individuals to join our team.

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