COLOMBO DOCKYARD PLC LAUNCHES “MISJE VITA”, 5000DWT ECO BULK CARRIER BEING BUILT FOR MISJE ECO BULK AS

On 23rd May 2022, Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) auspiciously launched “Misje Vita”, 5000DWT EcoBulk Carrier being built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway (Misje).

Figure 1 – Misje Vita – 5000DWT Eco Bulk Carrier

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&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.

Figure 2 – Cutting the Rope to symbolically Launch the Vessel

Figure 3 – Dignitaries presented at the Ceremony

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.

Figure 4 – Mr. Hideaki Tanaka – Chairman of CDPLC handing over the souvenir to Mr. Roald Misje – Chairman – Misje

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.

COLOMBO DOCKYARD SIGNS ‘2 FIRM VESSELS PLUS 2 OPTIONS’ CONTRACTS TO BUILD CSOVS FOR EDDA WIND, NORWAY

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) signed and executed ‘2 firm vessels plus 2 options’ shipbuilding contracts to build Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Edda Wind, a large pure-play operator in the offshore wind industry.

Edda Wind is a publicly listed company and the largest investors are Østensjø Wind AS a company controlled by Johannes Østensjø dy AS, Wilhelmsen New Energy AS a company controlled by Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding AS, Geveran Trading Co. Limited a company indirectly controlled by trusts established by Mr. John Fredriksen and Xclat Holdings Ltd a subsidiary of the Quantum Pacific Shipping group associated with Mr. Idan Ofer.

The 88.30m long CSOV is developed as an eco-friendly vessel due to its clean design, low emission powered by 3 main generator sets (diesel electric) and a battery system for peak shaving. The ship design ‘Salt 0425’ is developed by Salt Ship Design of Norway.

The CSOV provides accommodation facilities for 120 persons and with the motion compensated ‘Walk to Work’ Gangway provides the ability for the safe transfer of personnel from vessel to wind turbines. The vessels will function as mother ships for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on the wind turbines. The CSOV is capable of position keeping manually by joystick and automatically by using the Dynamic Positioning system which is required while working closer to offshore wind turbines. Additional features include a motion compensated Offshore Crane, Heli Deck for Helicopter landing to name a few.

This CSOV is designed to meet all the requirements within the offshore market for such a CSOV and is suitable for world-wide operations. Also the CSOV is designed and shall be constructed with special emphasis to ensure, highest possible safety for personnel, lowest possible environmental footprint, redundancy and safety in operation, optimal behavior and performance in various modes of operation.

The CSOV shall be built to DNV ship classification society and meeting Norwegian flag state requirements.

These CSOVs intended for operations in the offshore renewable energy sector is an addition to the Shipbuilding portfolio of CDPLC. With this project, CDPLC has been successful in securing three consecutive major Shipbuilding projects from European Shipowners. Currently CDPLC has a healthy order book building six Eco-Bulk Carrier vessels for another Norwegian owner and a Cable Laying and Repair Vessel (CRV) for a French owner, establishing the good reputation earned by CDPLC 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 markets.

CDPLC has been highly successful in capturing and serving these emerging markets in Europe with the new strategic marketing approaches adopted by CDPLC.

(a 3D Image of the CSOV)

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC. CDPLC also has a 35% shareholding by the Sri Lankan Government institutions. As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence through successful securing and execution of shipbuilding projects worldwide and is one of the front runners of Sri Lankan industrialization.

COLOMBO DOCKYARD SIGNS TWO MORE SHIPBUILDING CONTRACTS TO BUILD ECO BULK CARRIERS FOR MISJE ECO BULK NORWAY

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) signed and executed two more shipbuilding contracts with Misje Eco Bulk AS (Misje) a Norwegian company, a fully owned subsidiary of Kåre Misje & Co., to build two more 5000 DWT Eco Bulk Carriers. CDPLC has already executed four Eco Bulk Carrier contracts and these two vessels will be the 5th and 6th vessels of the series.

These 89.95m long vessels are developed as eco-friendly vessels, as they have lower emissions compared to a conventional Bulk Carriers of the same size as each vessel is powered by 4 stroke diesel engine with an Electric Hybrid system supplying additional power through a Battery system. The concept design and the basic design of these modern Bulk Carriers are developed by Wartsila Ship Design Norway AS and the detailed designing is carried out inhouse by the CDPLC design team.

In addition to the six Eco-Bulk Carrier vessels for the Norwegian market, construction of a Cable Laying and Repair Vessel (CRV) for a French owner is already underway at CDPLC, which portrays the good reputation earned by CDPLC in the European Market with the brand “Made in Sri Lanka, blending Sri Lankan technology with Japanese quality” receiving high recognition and acceptance.

CDPLC has been targeting the European market extensively, especially for the construction of Eco friendly Bulkers, Cable Laying and Repairing Vessels, Service Operation Vessels, etc… which are of high demand and CDPLC has been highly successful in capturing and serving these emerging markets in Europe with the new strategic marketing approaches adopted by CDPLC.

(5000DWT Bulk Carrier)

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC. CDPLC also has a 35% shareholding by the Sri Lankan Government institutions. As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence through successful securing and execution of shipbuilding projects worldwide and is one of the front runners of Sri Lankan industrialization.

COLOMBO DOCKYARD FLIES SRI LANKAN FLAG AT EUROOPORT 2021 – ROTTERDAM

Colombo Dockyard flies sri lankan flag at eurooport 2021 – rotterdam

Marketing team of Colombo Dockyard (CDPLC) participated as an exhibitor at Europort 2021 held at brand new Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center, Rotterdam. Joining with ESMA, the agents for CDPLC for Benelux region, CDPLC got the opportunity to meet their regular clients and make couple of new developments of the shipyard for 4 days from 2nd to 5th November 2021.

CDPLC had the opportunity to meet the giants in the industry in Benelux region and potential fleets to introduce the facilities and capabilities available in Colombo Dockyard which strategically located on a world’s busiest marine trade route which connects eastern and western worlds. Colombo Dockyard opened a branch office at port of Trincomalee on the same day the exhibition started so the good message of our new Branch Office at East coast of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee, in addition to port of Hambantota, was announced to all CDPLC’s stakeholders at Europort. CDPLC detailed their strength in afloat repairs with “Rapid Response Afloat Repair facility” at all ports of Sri Lanka which found highly attractive to European shipowners in need of a support in Indian waters.

The exhibition was a participation of 800 maritime companies from 43 countries. Footfall was almost 20,000 high quality visitors from 79 countries. It is the first major event after two years, especially after Covid Pandemic which allowed the clients, suppliers and other stakeholders of the industry to meet face to face which is the most important fact in building relationships. The exhibition was well above the expectation of all the participants and encouraging. During the Europort Covid restrictions were much relaxed for fully vaccinated personals.

Chairman of CDPLC presenting a complement to ESMA team
From left: Mr. Sanjeewa Jayathilake-AGM(PD), Mr. Prince Lye-HSBM, Mr. Jeroen Goedvree -Shiprepair Manager, Mr. Cees Onink -Commercial Director, Mr. Hideki Tanaka -Chairman CDPLC, Mr. Darshana Chandrasekara-AGM(SRB), Mr. Amila Rukshan-HOS(SRM) and Mr. Kosala Puhulwella-M(PPD&M)

Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera, M.P. opening the CDPLC Branch office at Trincomalee

Europort 2021 at Ahoy, Rotterdam

At Europort Exhibition

COLOMBO DOCKYARD OPENS A BRANCH OFFICE FOR AFLOAT REPAIRS IN TRINCOMALEE

The Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service has now expanded its reach to all major Sri Lankan ports

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) ceremonially opened a branch office at the Trincomalee Port auspiciously on the 2nd of November 2021. The ceremonial opening of the office was marked by cutting of the ribbon by Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera – State Minister of Warehouse Facilities, Container Yards, Port Supply Facilities and Boats and Shipping Industry Development. Addressing the invitees, the State Minister emphasised that “This is a historical moment. While ship repairing is adding to the profile of Trincomalee port, this event is an opportunity to expose the boat and shipbuilding capabilities of the country to the world.”

The Secretary to the State Minister Mr D.D. Matharaarachchi, Secretary to the State Ministry, added that “We identify the extension of ship repairing facility to Trincomalee port as a national interest by Hon president, hence Colombo Dockyard has all the blessings from all the authorities.”

Addressing the gathering Mr Susantha Abeysiriwardena, Addl. Managing Director – Technical, SLPA, emphasised Colombo Dockyard in Trincomalee port is a strength, value addition and honour to port. We consider your (CDPLC) presence in Trincomalee port as a compliment from Colombo Dockyard to us.
The distinguished guests were welcomed by Mr H. Tanaka, Chairman of CDPLC quoted “We look forward to strengthening the relationship between all parties as we have to work as one team to establish the “Brand Trincomalee” as a future hub for afloat and offshore repairs”.
While thanking the invitees Mr D. V Abeysinghe, MD/CEO, a special note of thanks was extended to the State Minister and his team for the professional guidance and support extended in establishing this operation in Trincomalee. A special mention was accorded to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority for its continued support and co-operation extended for our ship repair and shipbuilding operations within the port premises. Also, concluding his remarks “This capacity augmentation for afloat repairs in Sri Lanka is expected to bring in much needed foreign exchange to the Sri Lankan economy”.

The new establishment would allow CDPLC’s afloat repair team who serves in Colombo and Hambantota to extend their services to Trincomalee to handle larger size vessels comfortably. The growing economies of India and Bangladesh rapidly increase the marine traffic between East India to Asia, which increases the prospect afloat repair and service opportunities in the region. Taking advantage of the natural deep draft facilities, proximity and sheltered water, the Offshore Engineering Sector of CDPLC can conveniently provide repair and service assistance for long lay up of oil rigs in Krishna Godavari Oil Field in India, as well as oil exploration and drilling operations in Mannar and Cauvery basin in Sri Lanka. Thus, expanding the Colombo Dockyard’s ship repair footprint to the East coast of the island.

Established in 1974 Colombo Dockyard PLC is a Board of Investment (BOI) registered establishment, listed in the Colombo Stock exchange, operating in collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd Japan since 1993 (for over 28 years), is the pioneer ship repair, shipbuilding and heavy and offshore engineering facility.
“an odyssey of excellence…”

From Left: Mr. T.S. Godakumbura – Gen. Manager (Production) CDPLC, Mr. S.G. Senadheera – Gen. Manager (Ship Repair Business) CDPLC, Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe – MD/CEO CDPLC, Mr. H. Tanaka – Chairman CDPLC, Mr. D. D. Mataraarachchi – Secretary to the State Ministry, Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera, M.P. – State Minister, Mr. Susantha Abeysiriwardena – Addl. Managing Director – Technical SLPA, Capt. A M S P Arampath – DHM SLPA, Mr. K A K N W Weerasinghe – Resident Manager SLPA, Mr. M. S. S. Devapriya – Director – Development SLPA, Mr. J A Chandraratne – Chief Engineer (M/W) SLPA.

Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera, M.P. opening the CDPLC Branch office at Trincomalee

Mr. Hideki Tanaka – Chairman CDPLC is lighting the traditional oil lamp

Mr. Hideki Tanaka – Chairman CDPLC welcoming the guests


Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera, M.P. delivering his speech


Mr. D. D. Mataraarachchi – Secretary to the State Ministry delivering his speech


Mr. Susantha Abeysiriwardena – Addl. Managing Director I his speech


Distinguished guests at the function


Distinguished guests at the function


Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe – MD/CEO CDPLC delivering vote of thanks


Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe – MD/CEO CDPLC, Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera, M.P., Mr. D. D. Mataraarachchi – Secretary to the State Ministry and Mr. K A K N W Weerasinghe – Resident Manager SLPA during the inspection of the site.


Opening ceremony

COLOMBO DOCKYARD LAYS KEEL OF THE CABLE LAYING AND REPAIR VESSEL FOR ORANGE MARINE FRANCE

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC), auspiciously laid keel and commenced construction of “N/C Sophie Germain”, newest Cable Laying and Repair Vessel of the Orange Marine (France) Fleet recently.

This event was graced and witnessed by Mr. Aurelien Malliet – Deputy Head of Mission and Chargé d’affaires, Mr. Jean-Alexandre Egea       – Economic Counsellor from Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr. Emmanuel Décugis Head of Fleet and Crew Department, Mr. Edouard Chretien and Mr. Adrien De Cezac superintendents representing Orange Marine, Mr. Chamila Yapa – Surveyor in Charge Bureau Veritas and from CDPLC Mr. H. Tanaka Chairman, Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe MD/CEO, Mr. S. Asai Technical Advisor/ Alternate Director, Mr. Thimira Godakumbura General Manager (Production), Mr. Lal Hettiarachchi General Manager (Projects and Engineering) and a host of other Senior Management and Staff representing CDPLC participated at this event. The event was conducted in strict compliance with health guidelines.

(Group Photo taken at the Keel Laying event)

The vessel is a modern, high technology vessel which is specially designed by VARD Design AS Norway and will be equipped for sub-sea cable lay and repair operation duties with a high focus on good sea keeping qualities, excellent station keeping performance and low fuel consumption. This 100m vessel with a deadweight capacity of 1800 DWT shall carry out cable operations, including laying, repair and ROV inspection. N/C Sophie Germain shall be built to Bureau Veritas classification society standards and shall meet the regulatory requirements of the French Flag Authority and she is scheduled to be delivered early 2023.

As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka and one of the most competitive Shipyards in South Asia, CDPLC secured the contract to build this Cable Laying and Repair Vessel showcasing the brand presence in European Shipbuilding Market and also Cable Laying Construction Market in the world.

Orange Marine is a French company, fully owned subsidiary of Orange Group, specializing in the field of submarine telecommunications, from the initial design, engineering, to installation of intercontinental and regional links, and maintenance of existing cables. The Orange Marine’s fleet is one of the most experienced in the world and represents 15% of the world fleet.

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC. CDPLC also has a 35% shareholding by the Sri Lankan Government institutions

FIRST TWO ECO BULK CARRIERS TO MSIJE ECO BULK AS, NORWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Colombo Dockyard PLC laid keel of the first two Eco Bulk Carriers for Misje Eco Bulk AS Norway and commenced construction.

These Eco Bulker vessels are 89.95m long and 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 engine with an Electric Hybrid system supplying additional power through a Battery system. These vessels are developed as eco-friendly vessels, as they have lower emissions compared to a conventional Bulk Carriers of the same size.

 

 

 

COLOMBO DOCKYARD PLC LAUNCHES PILOT STATION VESSEL BEING BUILT FOR GENERAL COMPANY FOR PORTS OF IRAQ THROUGH TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION OF JAPAN

On 22nd February 2021, Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) auspiciously launched the Pilot Station Vessel, “Shatt Al-Arab”, being built for General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) as per an Agreement signed with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) of Japan funded under Japanese ODA Loans by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The ceremonial launching is the process of floating or transferring the vessel to water for the first time. Symbolically this is done by breaking a ‘pot of milk’ according to Sri Lankan traditions over the ship’s bow area inviting good luck to the vessel, the crew and the owners and subsequently filling the dock with sea water enabling the vessel to float.

The ceremony was graced by Mr. Ali Abdulimam Abdulrazzaq Al-Badran, Mr. Amjed Saeed Mohsin Al-Chalabi, Site Engineers from GCPI, Mr. G.G. Thilekaratne, representative for TTC, Mr. Ali Alakus Site Manager of Project from Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. Mr. Amjed Saeed Mohsin Al-Chalabi of GCPI performed the honour of cutting the rope to break the milk pot and launch the vessel.

Mr. Madhawa Fonseka, Manager-Colombo Office and Mr. Vishal Chowdary, in-charge of project and Mr. Roshen Sanjeewa Colombo Office Surveyor attended this event representing the Classification Society ClassNK.

From CDPLC, Mr. Hideaki Tanaka (Chairman), Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe (MD/CEO), Mr. K. Kanaya (Director), Mr. S. Asai (Technical Advisor/ Alt Director) and a host of other Senior Management and Staff participated at this momentous occasion.

The Pilot Station Vessel is a twin hull Catamaran type vessel which will be used to transport of pilots and provisions, to provide pilots with accommodation services and to provide station and necessary support for pilot boats. This is a 52.4m length vessel with a breadth of 18m and a depth of 6.1m.   The vessel is driven by two powerful diesel engines and shall develop a speed of 14 knots. The vessel shall be fully air-conditioned and shall provide accommodation for 47 persons.

CDPLC has already launched a Buoy Tender Vessel (BTV), which is designed to be operated to retrieve and launch marine navigation buoys, to provide repair and maintenance to marine navigation buoy, to transport marine navigation buoys and/or spare parts and to transport general cargo, on 22nd July 2020.  Both BTV and PSV will be delivered within the year 2021.

These projects which are vital to the socio economic development of Iraq will strengthen the relationship with Republic of Iraq, one of Sri Lanka’s close allies for decades and we are confident that with these shipbuilding projects generating from TTC Japan which are funded by

JICA, will dawn in a new era in the bilateral economic sphere of the relationship between Sri Lanka and Japan.

This ceremony was organized and conducted in a modest scale and in a simple manner paying special attention to the Government’s Health and Safety guidelines placed in view of the COVID-19 outbreak, depicting CDPLC’s corporate social responsibility towards the prevention of any possible transmission of the COVID-19 at workplaces.

Colombo Dockyard PLC is a flag ship investment of Japan and operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan. Also the Sri Lankan Government institutions hold more than 35% stake at CDPLC.

As the leader of the Shipbuilding & Repairing Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing shipbuilding projects and Repairing vessels both local and overseas.

“Colombo Dockyard PLC is Sri Lanka’s front runner of its industrialization drive”.

Emergency propellor repairs carried out by colombo dockyard on norwegian owned bulk carrier in trincomalee

The afloat repair was completed two days ahead of the planned duration, saving time and money for the client

MV. Star Norita (LOA 190 x Beam 32.26 with GRT 32,371T) bulk carrier had experienced damages on her propeller blades followed by undue vibration, noise and high fuel consumption. She had completed her cargo operations at Haldia and were looking for emergency repair support. Considering the less diversion time, ample berth availability with calm water for such an operation, Colombo Dockyard proposed to trim the propeller blades by berthing the vessel bow down at Trincomalee port. Accordingly, the vessel sailed from Haldia to Trincomalee and the Colombo Dockyard’s Rapid response Afloat Repair Services team (RRARS) was mobilised to attend to the repairs at Trincomalee port.

MV Star Norita accommodated at Ashroff Jetty – Trincomalee Port, work continuing day and night.

RRARS team arrived at Trincomalee on 14.05.2021 evening and necessary pre-planning was carried out to attend the vessel soon upon berthing on the May 15thmorning. The team immediately erected the scaffolding hanging to the rudder, inspected the extend of damage on each blade, marked damaged areas, took the dimensions.

Repair work continuing day and night to provide a fast turnaround time for the client

Accordingly, they have prepared the damage report with the exact dimensions and position of the damage and communicated it to vessel owners, Surveyor from the classification society Llyod Register. The biggest damage was observed in blade No. 4. Yard defined the cutting profile from the blade together with the class surveyor on site. The extend of damage on other blades also compared and agreed to proceed with the same profile on all four blades.

The on-site team prepared a cutting template, accordingly, marked on the blade and commenced cropping the damaged portion accordingly. Prepared the edge with smoothening and shaping the profile with grinding. Cleaned the treated surface and carried out DP testing to endure free from cracks. The same process was done for all four blades sequentially.

Propellor repair work being attended at afloat condition

The job was initially quoted for five days, but the yard team completed and handed over the vessel for sailing at 2000hrs of the third day, two days ahead of the estimated duration. RRARS team travelled from west coast to east coast across the country, where travel restrictions were imposed and partial lockdowns were imposed due to the 3rd wave of Covid-19.

After the propellor damage, the vessel observed the fuel consumption as 26-27 MT at 89 RPM with heavy vibration and noise. Even during repair, it was observed that the holding nuts of the rudder inspection cover came out due to vibration. The feedback from the vessel after the repair was successfully carried out, at Eco speed of 96 RPM, the fuel consumption came back to the desired original parameters which are 23 MT, a saving of 4 MT of fuel per day and no vibration or undue noises from the propeller.

Sri Lankan Government has already initiated the development plans for Trincomalee port, where Colombo Dockyard was also invited to look at possible opportunities.  A senior team from Colombo Dockyard visited the Trincomalee port and inspected potential areas for development, especially for ship repairing and shipbuilding activities. As a result of this visit and the full co-operation of the SLPA team, facilitated smooth execution of this repair operation carried out in afloat condition.  Special mention of the officials Mr. K A K N W Weerasinghe, Resident Manager (Trincomalee) and Capt.Sriyantha Arampath, Deputy Harbour Master.

The project team was coordinated by Mr. Venura Wanasinghe, Head of Afloat repairs and the production team was headed by Mr S. L. Liyanage. The Colombo Dockyard’s overseas representative for Norway Mr. Harald Vinnes of HV Trading played a key role in securing the project and coordinating the commercial matters smoothly. The local agents for the vessel  Wilhelmsen Meridian Navigation Ltd. also provided the necessary logistic support to facilitate the project completion meeting owners requirements.

The Bulk carrier accommodated at the Ashroff Pier during her emergency repair call.

Colombo Dockyard PLC operates in collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd, Japan since 1993 providing ship repair and shipbuilding services to the global marine fraternity at one of the most strategic marine hubs “Sri Lanka”. 

“An odyssey of excellence continues..”