More ships for Colombo Dockyard
Colombo Dockyard secured the optional contract for the construction
of one more Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSV) with a 3600
deadweight capacity for Greatship Global Offshore Services of Singapore.
The main contract for the construction of two numbers 78 m
Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels was signed on October 27, 2010 and
this main contract provided for GGSOL to exercise an option to construct
two more vessels at the same price as the previous.
Colombo, Dockyard MD and CEO Mangala Yapa exchanging
contracts with Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte
Limited of Singapore New Building Group Head P V Suresh
flanked by CDPLC Chairman Akihiko Nakauchi and Owners
Representative Jeewaka Gunadheera
With the Offshore Support Vessel market on its way to a gradual
recovery, GGOSL has made the right strategic move, by taking steps to
beef up their ship assets.
This will permit GGOSL to grab opportunities which will be
forthcoming during a period of upturn in the market, in the future.
Colombo Dockyard is currently building two 130 Ton Bollard Pull
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels for another Singaporean owner with
deliveries scheduled for second and third quarter of 2011.
In addition to the above two Anchor Handlers, Colombo Dockyard is
nearing completion of the fourth 78 m Multipurpose Platform Supply
Vessels being built to comply with Indian flag state requirements, which
is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2011.
Apart from these, there is one 100 Passenger Launch too being built
for the Road Development Authority to be operated in the Jaffna
The latest additions to the Shipbuilding Order Book including the two
MPSVs from the main contract and this order from the optional contract,
will take the company through the year 2011 and 2012 with an impressive
These three MPSVs are scheduled for delivery in first, second and
third quarter of 2012.
It is with pride that Colombo Dockyard highlight that ships carrying
the adage made in Sri Lanka, are now operating across oceans worldwide
and it is the company’s commitment to build ships to the highest
quality, meeting international standards, guaranteed performance, at
competitive prices, been the foundation, that has enabled Colombo
Dockyard to spread “Ships made in Sri Lanka”, across the globe.
The client Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd., is a
Singapore incorporated subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited (GIL),
which is a subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited.
The MPSVs designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd of
Singapore incorporates an oil recovery arrangement and operate as
advanced PSVs as well as light construction support vessels, complying
to SPS Code 2008 & Clean Design requirements of LRS, DP2, Fire Fighting
Capability, Oil Recovery Capability, Capability to support ROV
operations and are prepared for 50T Active Heave Compensated crane,
A-frame and helideck.
The main role of this Vessel is to support offshore oil and gas
fields around the clock and the vessel will have an endurance of 35 days
and a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles. Designed for
operation worldwide and with an outstanding speed of 13.8 knots, the
vessel can get to the desired location around the world as quickly as
possible, minimizing downtime.
The vessel built for operation in unrestricted waters, is capable of
undertaking multi-purpose roles such as oil recovery, transportation of
pipes, fresh water, diesel, methanol, bulk cement, stores, equipment,
deck cargo, transfer of materials between platforms and shore.
The vessel is designed to have an enhanced accommodation area for 50
persons. These accommodation areas are well-appointed and are
aesthetically designed with special attention being made to noise and
vibration levels and crew comfort onboard the vessel, thereby meeting
compliance to ‘CAC3’ notation of the classification society.
The vessel is also classed with “In Water Survey” denoting the vessel
could be operated without being dry-docked for five years. Due to this,
surveying the underwater parts of the vessel could be carried out while
the Vessel is still afloat instead of having to dry dock the vessel for
examination of the under water areas, as is conventionally done.
This is a huge saving for the owner. In addition, the vessel is also
equipped with tail shaft monitoring system (SCM) which is a huge
advantage for the owner in his quest for monitoring of temperature and
condition in the tail shafts.