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
Colombo Dockyard PLC is privileged to be selected as an afloat repair service provider to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Forces (JMSDF) at the Colombo Port.
This is the first time for JMSDF to repair one of their vessels at a foreign shipyard, and Colombo Dockyard PLC is selected as the first shipyard in a foreign country to offer the repair facilities. The afloat repair was successfully carried out from 21st to 25th July 2023 at the port of Colombo.
The JMSDF team was highly impressed and satisfied with the superior quality workmen-ship and the service level of Colombo Dockyard. The team also commended on the quality of the underwater diving work handled during this call.
Mr Hideki Tanaka, Chairman of Colombo Dockyard, highlighted that we are proud and privileged to be selected as the first shipyard to provide repair services for JMSDF fleet in a foreign country. We also take this opportunity to appreciate the support extended by the JMSDF, Embassy of Japan, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Ministry of Defence, and the Sri Lanka Navy to make this historic repair call a success.
Colombo Dockyard PLC operating in Collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. since 1993, has proven to be a remarkably successful partnership spanning 30 years, serving the regional and international owner’s requirements efficiently in the maritime industry. Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd, Japan being a well-respected shipyard in Japan, being the mother company of Colombo Dockyard PLC, the paved the way for Colombo Dockyard to enter into serving the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force vessels.
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