CDL to Build Two Ships

Monday, April 09, 2007
Colombo Dockyard Limited (CDL) secured orders for construction of two numbers 250 passenger capacity ships for the Government of India, the Daily News reported. This is the first time in the history of local shipbuilding industry that a Sri Lankan organization (in this case CDL) has been awarded a shipbuilding project by the government of India. This is the first Ocean going passenger vessel construction to be undertaken by CDL. Since its inception in 1974 CDL has managed to prove its capabilities by building Tug boats, fast crafts, anchor handling tugs to meet owner’s (Local and foreign) requirements and international classification society standards. Utilizing the engineering talents of the local engineers and workers, these locally built vessels for foreign and local clients have managed to secure a name for Sri Lanka as a versatile shipbuilding nation. In monitory terms this order is also the largest shipbuilding order and the highest value contract CDL has ever secured at US $ 36.6 million during span of over three decades of operations. This unique award signifies entry of CDL into the lucrative passenger vessel market, the successful performance in the local and international shipbuilding arena has paved the way for CDL to enter into this new segment.

Union Territories of Lakshadweep, Nicobar and Andaman Islands in India and all other SAARC Countries requiring vessels for Passenger Transportation, CDL would definitely be in a position to acquire more orders in the future. CDL was formed in 1974 with the main objective of carrying out ship repair and shipbuilding activities in Sri Lanka. In a span of 33 years the CDL has achieved a status of one of the most dynamic and comprehensive shipbuilding and ship repair yards in the South Asia region, with a satisfied customer base from all around the world. CDL operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. Japan since 1993. The Passenger vessel will be of 89.00 meters overall length and has the capacity to accommodate 250 passengers and cargo 100 tons. Source: DailyNews

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first

Antwerp Joins “One Belt, One Road” Taskforce

“One Belt, One Road” is a Chinese development strategy launched at the end of 2013 that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia.

Indonesia Expects Total to Decide on Mahakam within days

French oil firm Total  will decide how much interest it will retain from 2018 in Indonesia's offshore Mahakam oil and gas block over the next two days, the

Shipbuilding

Research Vessel Concept a first for Voith

The new fisheries research vessel of the Shanghai Ocean University will be a first for Voith in several respects.   It is the first fisheries research vessel

MTU Powers RSN Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel

MTU to power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Ministry of Defence,

ISS Inks Service Pact with Technip

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Techniphave signed a contract to provide marine agency services and logistics for the Rashid C project in the Middle East. Currently

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1396 sec (7 req/sec)