Colombo Dockyard clinches Rs. 7 b export order
Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has secured a significant contract to
construct two 130 T BP Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels at a cost of
approximately Rs. 7 billion.
These vessels will be built for Singapore based owners, a media
release from Colombo Dockyard Plc said.
The official signing of the contracts was held on Wednesday at the
Colombo Dockyard PLC head office premises with the owner's
representatives and senior management of Colombo Dockyard along with
Japanese Technical Advisors.
This was the first contract CDPLC penned with this new client and
CDPLC had to outbid stiff competition from several South East Asian
shipbuilding yards to secure the contract.
This contract will enable CDPLC to traverse smoothly through these
difficult times experienced the world over. The significance of this
contract is that during times of recession when other global yards
record cancellation of confirmed orders, (some even having to close down
their operations), CDPLC has attracted new customers.
The release said the eradication of terrorism, emergence of peace and
political stability has immensely helped CDPLC to aggressively market
our products successfully in the world arena.
This is the largest capacity vessel (bollard pull wise), that CDPLC
has contracted in its 35-year history. For the design and machinery and
equipment package Moss, Wartsila and Berg has supported CDPLC with their
best offers to show their continued support towards us and their desire
to be our partners demonstrating their confidence in working with us.
The vessel is designed to undertake supply duties between base
offshore units, handling anchors, chain and piggy back anchors as well
as suit casing anchors of pipe laying barges, semi-submersibles other
moored offshore structures, towing of barges, semi-submersibles and
other vessels. The vessels' design has been developed by Moss Maritime
AS of Norway, a world renowned ship designing company having expertise
in the field of designing vessels, platforms and floaters used by the
Considering the complexity and nature of the work, CDPLC selected
OEM's of high repute with proven track record of performance for the
machinery and equipment that will go onboard these vessels.
The vessels are equipped with two Wartsila Main Engines made in
Finland each developing a power of 4080 kW at 1000 rpm, driving two
Swedish made Berg BCP 950 Controllable Pitch Propellers, two flap
rudders, two tunnel thrusters at the bow, and two tunnel thrusters at
the stern. This combination provides a high level of manoeuvrability,
optimum efficiency and cost effective operation for the vessel, the
Dolphin Marine gets class certification
Dolphin Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., is the first fully Sri Lankan owned
company to build vessels for foreign clients.
Germanischer Lloyd Colombo PLC Ltd Country Manager S.R.L. de
Silva presenting the Class Certification to Dolphin Marine Lanka
(Pvt) Ltd Managing Director W.D. Amarasiri. Germanischer Lloyd
Colombo PLC Ltd. Surveyor D.L. Daulagala and Dolphin Marine
Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Project Manager Anil Balasuriya are also in the
The vessel being built is a 17 Ton Bollard Pull Tug under the Class
of Germanischcer Lloyd.
Germanischer Lloyd Colombo PLC Ltd. is a subsidiary of Germanischer
Lloyd of Germany which is one of the top classification societies in the
When a ship is being built, the Class is involved from the very first
stages of building. First the drawings and plans for the ship being
built need to be approved by the class society.
Then from the steel cutting to the keel laying, from the approval of
the workshop or yard that is facilitating the building to the
qualification of welders and welding procedures, supervision and
confirmation that the vessel is built as per the rules of the
classification society, testing of the welds, steel plates, tightness of
tanks, machinery operation and finally floating of the vessel and
endurance and other trials are all under the direct supervision of the
The class societies are bound by internationally accepted norms,
regulations and rules which are developed by the International
Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in concurrent with the
International Maritime Organization (IMO) a branch of the UN.
Germanischer Lloyd is one of the 10 IACS members, and leads the world
in having the highest tonnage in container vessels under their class.