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

Legal

Feds Delay LNG’s Port Ambrose Application

The US Coast Guard and the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of the proposed Port Ambrose deep-water LNG import terminal.

Ukraine Arrests Turkish Ship for Visiting Crimean Port

Turkey owned merchant ship flying the flag of Tuvalu was arrested by Ukrainian authorities over a visit it made to a port in Crimea, reports Reuters. The ship's captain detained.

Viking Bags Charter Deal for AHTS Brage Viking

Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with an Oil major for the charter of “Brage Viking” commencing 1stof April 2015. The duration is for 2 years and 8 months firm,

Shipbuilding

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1735 sec (6 req/sec)