Colombo Dockyard's Graving Dock No. 01
during construction stages in early 1900's

Our Odyssey

The shipping industry’s evolution is one of constant transformation and innovation, quality and expectation, safety and environmental concerns. All of these varied dynamics are an everyday occurrence for Colombo Dockyard and continues to remain so as we etch our historical journey, ‘from here to the world’.

Established in 1974, Colombo Dockyard is Sri Lanka’s leading ship repair, shipbuilding, heavy engineering and offshore engineering facility. Conveniently located within the port of Colombo, the hub of all major shipping lanes connecting the West, the Middle East, the Far East, as well as Africa and Australia, Colombo Dockyard has a strategic advantage to conduct both dry dock and afloat operations. Colombo Dockyard, as a state of the art engineering entity, operates four graving dry docks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 DWT and extensive repair berth facilities.

Colombo Dockyard, in existence for over three decades, continues to keep its eyes on the horizon, pre-empting trends and preparing for transformation. While the Company remains relatively small in size compared to competitors in the Asian region, our differentiation lies in the way we do business.

Five core values that have helped Colombo Dockyard in its odyssey,

  • Flexibility
  • Innovation
  • Being customer centric
  • Environment friendly
  • People focused

Colombo Dockyard’s niche position in building some of the world’s most unique vessels holds the Company in good stead. The emphasis on absolute quality and the infusion of green initiatives (some of them, pioneering features in this region) as well as our processes, give us a competitive stance that are far ahead of those established in the South Asian region.

This has resulted in improving our capabilities of effecting difficult and sometimes unique processes, building techniques and repairs, that have helped us carve out our own special position in this industry.