Colombo Dockyard lays keel of 5th vessel

Monday, 15 May 2023 03:13 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Keel laying in progress

  • Initiative under series of 5000DWT Eco Bulk carriers being built for Misje Eco Bulk AS of Norway

Making the year 2023 extremely busy, Colombo Dockyard PLC laid the keel of the fifth 5000DWT Eco bulker series for the Misje Eco Bulk AS Norway.

Colombo Dockyard delivered the second vessel of the series on 21 April this year and scheduled to deliver the third and fourth vessels also later this year.

The simple and charming ceremony was graced by the presence of Owner Representative/Site Manager for the project Thusitha Herath and Owner Representative Prince Dharmarajan and DNV surveyors Mohan Ariyarathne and Pulasthi Jeewantha Ipalwatha.

From CDPLC side, Chairman Hideaki Tanaka, MD/CEO Thimira S. Godakumbura, Director J. Furukawa and a host of other Senior Management and employees were present. The 89.95m DNV classed Eco Bulker was designed by Wartsila Norway, and detailed design is carried out in house by the CDPLC design team. The vessel comprises an Energy Storage Battery System (ESS) for Electric Hybrid Propulsion on top of the conventional diesel propulsion facility.

Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway (Misje) is the very first European client of CDPLC, and this project will further strengthen CDPLC’s reputation in the European market with the brand “Built in Sri Lanka blending Sri Lankan technology with Japanese quality.”

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan with a 35% stake by Sri Lankan Government institutions. Expanding its business nearly five decades, CDPLC is the frontrunner of Sri Lankan industrialisation as the leading contributor to the National Export earnings from the shipbuilding sector.