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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.   

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.

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 Peninsula.

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 order book.

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.

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