Largest vessel by CDP flagged off
“Sri Lanka is poised to capture the market from India as the Colombo
Dockyard PLC (CDP) is one of the most efficient dockyards in the region
With the technically proficient and skilled workforce available, the
CDP is capable of handling major projects in ship building and repairs”,
CDP Managing Director
At the flagging off ceremony of the 250 passenger vessel built
by CDP for the Government of India. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
Mangala B. Yapa told Daily News Business at the flagging off ceremony
of the 250 passenger vessel built by the CDP for the Government of
India, last Friday.
This is the first time in the maritime industry of Sri Lanka a
project of this magnitude was awarded to the CDP by the Indian
The successful completion of this project also marked the biggest
vessel built by the CDP in its 35 year history of shipbuilding, and the
company has also worked out synergies to develop regional capabilities
bringing with it the latest technology to the country” he said.
Of the total business handled by CDP, 78 percent is from India, ten
percent local and the rest are from other countries. Four vessels are
being built and they are confident that the delivery dates will be met.
Of these, one is due to be delivered in May this year. The contracts of
both have earned the country a of revenue of USD 36.6 million.
“We will in future be bidding aggressively for the ship building and
repair project as we now are confident of meeting deadlines without
The recession which affected the shipping industry globally also
affected the local shipping industry.
However with the tremendous growth potential in the tourism sector
will facilitate the demand for passenger vessels in the future,” he