Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has successfully entered into a contract with Kowa Company Ltd (KOWA) of Japan to supply a pilot boat.
The contract was signed on 16th of December 2019 at CDPLC Head Office.
Mr. Kazushige Nishiguchi, Department Manager – Ship & Infrastructure Department of KOWA and Mr. Hideaki Tanaka, Chairman of CDPLC signed the contract.
Mr. Yoshiyuki Takii, Sales and Marketing of KOWA, Mr. Aditya Tripathi, Deputy Manager of KOWA INDIA and from CDPLC Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kumpei Kanaya, Director, Mr. Yoshihiro Saki, Director/ Technical Advisor, Mr. Lal Hettiarachchi, General Manager – Projects & Engineering and management personnel participated at this special occasion.
This 19m pilot boat is a proven design developed by MACDUFF Scotland. This boat will serve to transport pilots from shore to ship. It can accommodate a total number of 12 persons and it can achieve a speed of 20 knots.
KOWA is a 125-year-old multifarious corporate entity present over 100 locations in the world actively engaging in various business fields with major focuses on trading of ship & infrastructure, textiles, machinery, construction materials in addition to the manufacturing and sales of medicines, medical equipment, chemicals, eco-friendly & energy saving products.
CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC while Sri Lankan Government institutions have a 35% shareholding at Colombo Dockyard.
As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing shipbuilding projects both local and worldwide.
CDPLC is the front runner of Sri Lankan industrialization and one of the main contributors to the Government’s National Export Strategy from the Shipbuilding sector.
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