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VOLUME 06 | ISSUE APRIL 2013

“...an Odyssey of Excellence”

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20 YEARS

Collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard of Japan

Chairman’s Message This is indeed a poignant moment for us all at Colombo Dockyard as we celebrate 20 fruitful years of our collaborative partnership with Onomichi Dockyard of Japan.

Colombo Dockyard attracts Maersk Line owned MV. Safmarine Ngami for drydocking repairs A P Moller -Maersk one of the biggest vessel operators globally with over 600 vessels places repeated confidence in Colombo for repairs, as one of the latest container carriers in their fleet Safmarine Ngami (DWT: 35,119, LOA: 210.00 M, Beam: 29.80 M) called in for her first special survey repairs during January 2013.

We felt it was only fitting that we gather our thoughts and recollect the path that led us to where we are today. It is a celebration of the glorious history which has made us who we are today. We have evolved through time, holding firm to certain indelible values, while embracing bold new frontiers. Over the years we have grown in strength and stature, gaining wisdom and experience with each step.

The container carrier Safmarine Ngami called in for her first special survey and drydocking repairs to Colombo on the 18th of January. Colombo Dockyard was selected on the excellent repairs carried out on MV. Maersk Ronneby also owned by the same owners during February 2012.

I wish to draw your focus to a specific moment in our distinguished past. The year was 1993, a defining moment for Colombo Dockyard. We were confident that the proposed strategic alliance with Onomichi Dockyard would be the harbinger of good fortune in the years ahead and we were right. The tactical move on the part of the Japanese too, proved to be mutually beneficial as evidenced by Colombo Dockyard’s performance in the ensuing years. Almost immediately Colombo Dockyard was able to reap the benefits of change, helped also by the strong historical ties between the two countries.

The Colombo Dockyard was the best option for the owners/ managers given the strategic location placing the vessel on the trading route, the vessel discharged her containers in the Port of Colombo and shifted directly into drydocks for her lay-up repairs.

The similarities in the cultural dynamics and social value systems of the two countries eased our transition to a hybrid of Sri Lankan/Japanese corporate philosophy. Over the years we have also gained immeasurably from Onomichi’s experience and superior technical know-how. Continued on page 03

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Inside this Issue... Colombo Dockyard attracts Maersk Line owned MV. Safmarine Ngami for Drydocking repairs.

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Chairman’s Message

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Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer’s message

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Vice Chairman’s message

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Message from the President of Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd., Japan and Director of Colombo Dockyard PLC

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Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘Greatship Rachna’

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Colombo Dockyard starts work on the second 400 Passenger Vessel for Govt of India

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Keel Laid for the Construction of 2nd 400 Passenger cum 250 Ton Cargo Vessel for INDIA

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The launch of “A Voyage of Distinction”

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China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd. owned Dredger Jun Hai 2 extensive repairs completed successfully

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Marinevest Shipping, Sweden owned tanker Mariann re-delivered on schedule

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Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘GREATSHIP RAGINI’

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Siem Offshore, Norway experiences Colombo Dockyard for the first time with OSV. Siem Hanne

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Major crank shaft and drydocking repairs on Polish owned cement carrier Winterset

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Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘Greatship Ragini’

China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. Owned Dredger Jun Hai 2 Extensive Repairs Completed Successfully

Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. Greece / Vega Offshore, Norway places confidence on Colombo for major conversion work on brand new OSVs 14 Our Worldwide Agents

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Siem Offshore, Norway Experiences Colombo Dockyard For The First Time with OSV. Siem Hanne

P.O.Box: 906, Port of Colombo, Colombo 15, Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 11 2429000 Fax : +94 11 2446441 E-mail: coldock@cdl.lk Web : www.cdl.lk 2

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we continue to embrace each milestone with humility, as we march forward in our journey towards even greater things. After nearly forty years in existence we are ready to celebrate the 20th year of our enduring partnership with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan. As I recall the many milestones to our credit, I would consider the partnership with Onomichi as the pivotal point in our long and illustrious journey so far. We are indebted to Onomichi Dockyard for their decision to invest in us 20 years ago, despite the fragile business environment in the country at the time. Onomichi’s decision came at an opportune moment when Colombo Dockyard was seeking stability and structure. We are thankful for their inspired leadership and their continued faith and confidence in our abilities. In the ensuing years many of our operational practices were revamped. Under the expertise of our Japanese partner we sought to weed out incompetence and trim inefficiencies, thereby gaining a solid foothold on international competitiveness. In the years since the collaboration we have also been greatly influenced by the Japanese value culture. The egalitarian, people oriented approach of the Japanese management model has been an inspiration to us at Colombo Dockyard. Their equitable philosophy that promotes an inclusive approach motivated us to refine our own thinking. And so we have borrowed from these values and demanded a more proactive contribution from all our employees. I strongly believe that this has intensified our team spirit and nurtured our loyalty towards the company.

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer’s message The egalitarian, people oriented approach of the Japanese management model has been an inspiration to us at Colombo Dockyard. Throughout the ages, marine services has remained the livewire of global economic growth. As the only marine service provider in the country, Colombo Dockyard provides a unique platform to display Sri Lanka on the world stage. From the fledgling operation that commenced in 1974, we have grown to be a dynamic organisation, an indestructible force in the forefront of Sri Lanka’s economic development and a source of national pride. However, we have always remained true to our conventional values. Following a simple, diligent work ethic, we have accepted our accomplishments with subtle grace and tried always to steer clear of any excessive publicity. But at this very significant juncture in our history, I believe it is time that we celebrate with some pomp and pageantry. Let us now sit back and relive our memories and rejoice in where it has led us to today. In understanding ourselves, we realise that we are indeed distinct and different. It is only fitting that we embrace this individuality and let the world know what we are capable of. Our forte has always been ship building and ship repair services. We are proud to have nurtured this specialty from its infancy in Sri Lanka. Over the years we passionately learned the nuances of our trade and now stand tall as master craftsmen and master builders of countless sea faring vessels. We believe the nature and complexity of our work alone speaks volumes of our skills and expertise in the field. Yet

Regretfully, I find that the modern world makes it increasingly difficult to disregard the plethora of western capitalist influences. It has transcended boundaries and invaded all commercial and social aspects across the globe. Sri Lanka too is at risk of being swept away with the tide of western thinking regardless of its suitability to our circumstances. My vision for the future would be to nurture a more appropriate corporate ethos for Colombo Dockyard. I firmly believe that our uniquely Sri Lankan qualities should form the basis of a philosophy that integrates Japanese values and western capitalistic ideals best suited for our requirements. A corporate value culture of this nature would certainly redefine the cultural fabric of the company and propel Colombo Dockyard to the pinnacle of global marine services in the future. Mr. Mangala P B Yapa Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

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While gaining a deeper understanding of the business perspective, in the future we will continue to further develop bi-lateral ties between Sri Lanka & Japan and work towards nurturing sustainable long term relationships.

If anything, the Japanese management concept has reinforced not only our engineering skills, but also provided a deeper understanding into human resources management. We feel proud that dockyard has used these resources wisely to improve overall efficiency by fine tuning our processes. Furthermore, we have been inspired to showcase our ship repair and ship building capabilities on an expanding international landscape. Our prudent approach has deservedly earned us the reputation as a consistent, high quality maritime solutions provider.

In conclusion, I take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who have stood by us over the years. To all the Dockyard staff, clients and all stakeholders in our business, this celebration is a toast to your unquestionable loyalty. Colombo Dockyard and myself, we are deeply indebted to you. Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi Chairman

In the recent past we have been successful in carving out certain niche markets. Our expertise is highly sought after across the globe, particularly in the manufacture of sophisticated Offshore Vessels. We are also gaining momentum in the region as a Builder of Efficient, Economic & Environment friendly Passenger vessels. These are definitely encouraging signs and provide the impetus to strive for bigger things in the years to come. 3

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Vice Chairman’s message

Message from the President of Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd., Japan and Director of Colombo Dockyard PLC

The Japanese influence is evident in all aspects of Colombo Dockyard, helping the company to grow from a relatively unknown ship building and repair facility, to a frontrunner in the regional marine services industry.

Colombo Dockyard is now geared to serve the emerging needs of the oil and gas exploration sector, not only in Sri Lanka but across the region.

My long association with Colombo Dockyard always invokes happy memories. As I recall my first encounter with the company, it was in the early 1990’s, functioning in the capacity as the Consular General for Sri Lanka in Japan, at the time. It was a turbulent time for Colombo Dockyard as the company sought financial stability and structural balance vis-à-vis a suitable strategic partnership. My role as facilitator in bringing together Colombo Dockyard and Onomichi Dockyard of Japan remains a key highlight in my career. I always knew that this partnership would be a precursor of even bigger things to come.

I believe the global marine transport industry is yet to realise its full potential. In the present context, the frantic rush to expand capacity has caused a significant imbalance in the demand and supply forces. The global market remains saturated with the supply influx, as demand continues to lag far behind. If the current global growth momentum continues, I perceive that the gap could be breached in another two to three years. It would be prudent for Colombo Dockyard to use the interim period resourcefully, to weed out operational inefficiencies with a view to sharpening their competitive edge in the global market.

Over the years I have watched the progress of the union with much fondness and pride. The post collaboration era has been an eventful journey for Colombo Dockyard. Time has brought many changes. The Japanese influence is evident in all aspects of Colombo Dockyard, helping the company to grow from a relatively unknown ship building and repair facility to a frontrunner in the regional marine services industry.

Thus far, Colombo Dockyard has invested wisely to establish a solid technological framework,which would undoubtedly provide added leverage when capturing prospective markets in the future. The company’s recent success in the offshore engineering arena is a further testament to this far-sighted investment strategy. Colombo Dockyard is now geared to serve the emerging needs of the oil and gas exploration sector, not only in Sri Lanka but across the region. In tandem with this goal, the company aims to be a world class provider of offshore support services. The road ahead is assuredly promising for Colombo Dockyard and the company has embarked on a sound tactical plan to develop a fundamental business model that could be regulated in line with changing customer perceptions and varying global trends.

Now in retrospect, 20 years after the collaboration, I am delighted to see the progress of Colombo Dockyard. Having overcome insurmountable obstacles the company has repositioned itself on a dynamic, forward thinking business platform thus creating its own global identity. I am confident that this collaboration will grow further from strength to strength and Colombo Dockyard will be able to reach greater heights in the global shipbuilding and ship repairing arena in the years to come.

I believe the future lies in committing to the environment. Developing sophisticated offshore support solutions using environmentally friendly and energy efficient processes would not only help minimise the company’s carbon footprint, but also firmly position Colombo Dockyard among the global elite of the international marine services industry.

Mr. Sarath De Costa Vice Chairman

Mr. Takashi Nakabe President of Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. Director of Colombo Dockyard PLC. 4 “...an Odyssey of Excellence”


Colombo Dockyard Attracts Maersk Line Owned Mv. Safmarine Ngami For Drydocking And Lay Up Repairs. Continued from page 01

MV. Safmarine Ngami accommodated in Colombo Dockyard’s 125,000 dwt drydock No. 04 during her repair call.

Colombo’s flexibility was evident, when the vessel was accommodated in drydock on the same day of completion of cargo, one day ahead of the committed date. The repairs were completed on schedule, meeting owner’s requirements. During this drydocking call the work package covered repairs in all sectors;

The owner’s interests were looked after by Mr. Anand Chaudhari – Fleet Superintendent, Mr. Suresh Verma – Superintendent and Mr. Clyde Peres – Fleet Group Manager, Technical Operations. The project team was headed by Ship Manager Mr. Samitha Silva – who was well supported by all production departments to re-deliver the vessel on schedule.

• Main job was blasting & painting of hull, as Owners were highly concerned on the vessel’s speed & fuel consumption, which highly depends on the vessel’s hull condition. • As per job specification full blasting (SA 2.5) on flat bottom & vertical bottom areas were carried out. • The hull treatment team played a key role during this project and the initial paint coat was totally removed to apply the new scheme of paints. The hull treatment team comprising of Mr. Rajawasan & Mr. Nishantha were instrumental in completing the coating work within the time frame, even though there were weather interruptions during the vessel’s stay. The advanced coating type HEMPEL’S ANTI-FOULING DYNAMIC 79560, was used for the first time in Sri Lanka. • Main Engine was of MAN B&W 7L70ME-C, a camshaftless engine, with full electronically controlled fuel injection, cylinder lubrication and exhaust v/v operation, illustrates the high sophistication of the vessel. • Bow thruster, stern tube seal and ME turbocharger repairs were attended by OEMs, but well supported by yard team headed by Mr. D.S. Arangala. Regular DD jobs such as overboard valves, sea valves, boiler mountings, etc., were also completed as per spec. • Deck side, Electrical & Steel repairs were carried out by yard personnel, well guided by the respective Ship Repair Engineers Mr. Asanka, Mr. Munaweera and Mr. Thivanka.

The owners were happy with the excellent facilities at their disposal coupled with the quality workmanship and the professional approach to meet the owners requirements were highly appreciated. The container carrier was accommodated in the 125,000 DWT drydock for her repair requirements and sailed out direct from the drydocks to the loading berth in the port of Colombo. The repairs were carried out meeting the Class American Bureau of Shipping society requirements. Prudential Shipping Lines (PTE) Ltd. handled the local husbanding work smoothly. The emergence of Colombo as hub for container traffic, places Colombo Dockyard as a serious candidate for many leading container carriers touching Colombo, for her repair requirements. The maritime industry in Sri Lanka has seen rejuvenated activity with the recent developments and further increase in activity should be visible with the starting of the operation of Colombo South port by mid 2013. Given these positive developments the main shipping lines are looking at Colombo/ Sri Lanka as a serious destination for their drydocking repairs and marine requirements.

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Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘Greatship Rachna’

Mr. Mangala Yapa (MD/CEO - CDPLC) and Mr. P.R. Naware (Executive Director - GGOSL) signing the Protocol of Delivery in the presence of Mr. V.K. Chandrasekaran (GM Newbuilding Offshore Logistics - GGOSL), Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman, CDPLC), Ms. Jolene Chew and Mr. Tormod Riple (DNB Bank).

From the Shipyards side, Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman, CDPLC), Mr. N. Nishida (Alt. Director), Senior Managers and Special Projects Managers participated at the event.

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) successfully delivered the 2nd of a series 3 Platform/ROV Support Vessels (ROVSV) for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, at the auspicious time of 1008 am on 12th October 2012.

This Vessel is designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd of Singapore and it incorporates an oil recovery arrangement and has the capability to operate as advanced PSV, as well as, light construction support vessel, complying to SPS Code 2008, Clean Design requirements.

The signing of the Protocol of Delivery was done by Mr. P.R. Naware (Executive Director, GGOSL) and Mr. Mangala P.B. Yapa (MD/CEO, CDPLC) witnessed by Mr.V.K.Chandrasekaran (General Manager New Building Offshore Logistics), Mr. Jeewaka Gunadheera (Project Manager). Also in attendance were the Classification Society Surveyors Mr. Sirinath Herat (Lloyds Register), Mr. D. V. D. Prasadrao (Indian Register of Shipping), Ms. Jolene Chew and Mr. Tormod Riple representing the DNB Bank, the financiers of the project.

Greatship Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited. With the delivery of Greatship Rachna, the Group currently owns and operates four PSVs, nine AHTSVs, two MPSSVs, five ROVSVs and two Jackup Rigs.

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Colombo Dockyard Starts work on the Second 400 Passenger Vessel For Govt of India Colombo Dockyard PLC laid the keel marking the commencement of construction of the 2nd 400 Passenger cum 250 Ton Cargo Vessel for the Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India at the newly refurbished Steel Work Shop South of Dock No.3, recently.

in order to ensure the vessel’s appropriateness in material and machinery and these vessels shall be built to meet all applicable IMO, SOLAS and Special Trade Passenger Ship Rules of the Indian Flag Administration. The vessel designed by world renowned ship design firm, GL Noble Denton of Norway (formerly known as Brevik Engineering) and the detailed design engineering performed by Neilsoft Ltd of India has converged specialists in their respective fields to achieve the best design solutions. The vessel shall be dual classed meeting class rules of Lloyds Register of Shipping, Indian Register of Shipping and statutory rules applicable for a vessel of this type.

The Keel was laid at the auspicious time of 0946 am in the presence Mr. Manish (Counsellor Economic & Commerce), Capt. Sumeet Kapoor (Defence Advisor) from Indian High Commission, Mr. Ajith Senevirathne (Director Merchant Shipping Sri Lanka), Mr. Sirinath Herat (Senior Surveyor-InCharge Sri Lanka & Maldives Lloyds Register of Shipping), Mr. D. V. D. Prasadrao (Indian Register of Shipping), Mr. Mohan Ariyarathne (Det Norske Veritas), Mr. Lal Silva (Germanischer Lloyd), Mr. Maithri Mendis (American Bureau of Shipping), Mr. K. Hirase (Class NK) and Mr. Rolf Bergendahl (Chief Naval Architect, GL Noble Denton). Mr. Mangala P.B. Yapa Managing Director/ CEO, Mr. N. Nishida Director, the senior management and the project management team were present at the occasion.

The Vessel shall be powered by two Japanese made YANMAR Main Engines each developing a propulsive power of 1920 kW, driving two Swedish made BERG Controllable Pitch Propellers with 3m diameter. This combination provides a high level of maneuverability, optimum efficiency and economic operation for the Vessel.

The ceremony also symbolised the cooperation between many stakeholders of the Sri Lankan maritime community namely, the Director Merchant Shipping Sri Lanka, Classification Societies represented and stationed in Colombo, unanimously participating at the event.

The accommodation spaces in this Vessel shall consist of, private space, office space, sanitary space, catering space and other spaces. The Passengers will have different categories of accommodation. There will be 10 first class, 40 second class and 350 normal class passenger transportation facilities. All passenger compartments shall be fully air conditioned using an air conditioning system consisting of central air handling unit and refrigerating plant, designed on the basis of environment friendly refrigerant chilled water system.

The ceremony also denoted the harmony in which Sri Lanka and India cooperate to the greater benefit of each other, as the first steel welding procedure of the keel laying process was carried out by one of the specialised welders from India under the watchful supervision of Sri Lankan Supervisors. Similarly, the Shipyard demonstrated how effectively and efficiently European high end specifications, high quality material, machinery and equipment can all be integrated in the Shipyard using highly skilled and technically sound workforce.

Well designed and well laid out wheelhouse is ought to provide excellent visibility of the horizon, where the Master and the bridge crew will have unobtrusive view right around the vessel for ease of navigability. Navigation and communication electronic equipment shall be predominately supplied by European and Japanese Makers to increase reliability and to ensure uninterrupted spare part and service support during the life span of the vessel. The vessel so designed, shall be a perfect blend of high tech and elegance, and could be considered as one of the most environmentally friendly vessels to be built by Colombo Dockyard, which indeed will be a positive feature considering the un-spoilt terrain of the Lakshadweep Administration in which these vessels are intended to be operated.

Following the Keel Laying Mr. DV Abeysinghe General Manager (Projects & Engineering) expressed that “it is a challenging task in hand to construct and deliver two different types of vessels; ie., 2 passenger vessels along with 3 platform supply vessels within the year 2013. He further added, “that receipt of drawings approved by the Classification and the Directorate General of Shipping of India without any delay is crucial to the timely completion of the Vessels”. Mr. Abeysinghe further added “the space restriction within the Shipyard possesses an obstacle to the fabrication of increased volume and storage of large number of blocks of all 5 vessels. In addition, another difficulty is the lack of qualified skilled welders and fabricators in Sri Lanka”.

As the vessels hull design has been based on slender outlines, the vessel features very low fuel consumption and shall have outstanding maneuvering and sea keeping capabilities with low noise and vibration levels which will also increase the comfort of the passengers and crew of the vessel. The Vessel is to be manned by a crew of 69 who will also be provided with comfortable and elegant living quarters matching the world standards available on a vessel of this class.

Once completed, these vessels will be deployed to cater to the increased traffic en-route from the Main Land (Cochin) to UTL Islands, as well as in the inter island routes. The addition of these vessels will ease the movement of passengers especially during peak season.

The fact that the Indian Government placed its utmost confidence in Colombo Dockyard to build Passenger Vessels will further strengthen the long and cordial relationship, the two countries have enjoyed over the past years.

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Keel Laid for the Construction of 2nd 400 Passenger cum 250 Ton Cargo Vessel for INDIA

At the keel laying ceremony from left to right: Mr. Ajith Senevirathne (Director Merchant Shipping Sri Lanka), Mr. Maithri Mendis (ABS), Mr. Manish (Indian High Commission), Mr. Mangala Yapa (MD/ CEO, CDPLC), Capt Sumeet Kapoor (Indian High Commission), , Mr. B.P. Rai (Shipping Corporation of India), Mr. Sirinath Herat (LR),Mr. D.V.D. Prasad Rao (IRS), Mr. Lal Silva (GL) , Mr. Mohan Ariyarathne (DNV) Length overall - 97.00 m Breadth mld - 17.00 m Depth - 9.20 m Design Draft - 4.20 m Fuel Oil - 400 T Fresh Water - 450 T Dry Cargo - 200 T First Class - 10 persons Second Class - 40 persons Bunk Class - 350 persons Crew - 69 persons Endurance - 10 days @15 knots Speed - 15 knots Deadweight - 1200 dwt Main Engines - 2 x YANMAR each engine   developing 1920 kW Propulsion - 2 x BERG Controllable Pitch  Propellers Classification - Lloyds Register/ Indian Register

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The Launch of Celebrating 20 years of collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard, Colombo Dockyard launched a special coffee table book commemorating this event on the 26th of March 2013. Designed, laid out and produced by Copyline (Pvt.) Ltd., the book highlights the history of the dockyard and it’s momentous collaboration, punctuated by stunning historical and contemporary photographs that shows the journey that has been taken by the enterprise. The book was launched during a cocktail celebration held at the Cinnamon Grand Oak Room which was attended by officials from both Sri Lanka and Japan. 8 “...an Odyssey of Excellence”


China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. Owned Dredger Jun Hai 2 Extensive Repairs Completed Successfully

Dredger Jun Hai 2 accommodated in drydock No. 4 during her repair call.

Colombo Dockyard was the best repair option for China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd, China owned trailer suction Dredger Jun Hai 2 (GRT 10,751) was due for her drydocking and survey repairs. This dredger Jun Hai 2 was deployed in the Colombo South port development project in Colombo. Colombo Dockyard has been attracting major dredger operators globally such as Dredging International, Belgium, Van Ood Ship Management, Netherlands, Dredging Corporation of India, Dharti Dredging and Infrastructure Ltd. India for their repair requirements. Given the proven past track record of Colombo Dockyard on handling similar or more complicated projects successfully, helped the owners to place confidence in Colombo for the repair requirements of the sophisticated trailing suction dredger repairs, as this was the first experience with the Colombo Dockyard for this client.

Port & Stbd Kort Nozzle SS liner Renewal before and after.

The critical work scope was executed by the steel department on the Kort Nozzle liner renewal, the condition of the existing lining was in bad state. The bottom door repairs were carried out meticulously meeting the owner’s requirements. The owners were very happy with the workmanship, speed of repair and the professional approach taken by the yard to tackle the entire project successfully.

The owners have planned the lay-up repairs during monsoon period, where the dredging activity is slow and they can release the vessel for a major lay-up. During this call the owners were preparing the vessel for her first drydocking survey repair requirements.

The repairs were carried out meeting the requirements of China Classification Society. The vessel went on back to her operational duties soon after completion of repair work. Taking this business relationship further the owners are looking at Colombo Dockyard as one of their preferred repair centres for the fleet operating in the region. The project was coordinated by the Mr. Jayanath Fernando –Ship Manager, ably supported by all the production department teams. Mr. Gandika Waligamage- Steel dept., Mr. Ruchira Ranaweera, Engine Dept., Mr. Reyal Sulaiman-Deck Dept., Mr. Anurudhdha Weerasinghe- Hull treatment, Mr. Ravindhu Rajapaksha – Electrical Dept and Mr. Ruvan Gajanayake –Invoicing.

The work extensive scope package consisted of: Port & Stbd Kort Nozzle SS liner Renewal, Dredger bottom door repairs including packing renewal, Renewal of Port & Stbd Trailing pipes and hopper discharge pipes, Hydraulically operated Butterfly valves modification in Center Keel-son, Inside hopper doublering by Hardox plates. Overhauling Hydraulic operated Sluice valves in dredge system, Repairs of Port & Stbd Suction slide, suction bend , Fork arm and Gimble ring, Renewal of Port & Stbd Dredge suction sleeve and mouth ring, Installation of new plate heat Exchanger, Modification of Jet nozzles in side hopper, Port & Stbd Rudder removal and renewal of Controllable Pitch Propeller Blades, Full blasting of hull and change of coating scheme.

The owner’s representatives Mr. Liu Zxi and Mr. Mark overlooked the project during the repair call in Colombo. 9

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Marinevest Shipping, Sweden Owned Tanker Mariann Re-Delivered On Schedule Thome Ship Management, Singapore managed Mt. Mariann (Dwt 77,043) owned by Marinevest Shipping, Sweden was placed in Colombo for drydocking and lay up repairs during end February 2013. Colombo was the preferred choice for the owners/ managers given the strategic location placing the vessel closer to her next loading port in India. The good track record of Colombo especially for speedy turnaround and quality workmanship, coupled with MT. Kirsten repairs that were carried out successfully during January 2011, played a role when managers selected the yard for laying up this massive product tanker. The tanker was accommodated in the 125,000 DWT drydock for her repair requirements, prior to drydocking she was accommodated at the yard’s alongside pier.

The work package to be carried out during this call consisted of: Routine drydocking repairs, hull blasting and painting (5000 sqm), Introducing additional strengthening and modifying Deck longitudinal frames to avoid generating cracks (9~10 tons of high tensile steel plates used for this modification). Introducing new Frequency converters for Engine room fans and sea water pumps in order to improve fuel consumption; fabrication and installation; of sludge tank of 2.5 cum with all pipes, fittings and attachments and installation, strengthening of main mast by introducing new wire stays, Introducing additional stiffeners to radar mast and improve the strength and rigidity, modification of various pipe lines and overhauling of plate and tube type coolers, valves and electrical motors. The repairs were carried out meeting the DNV classification society requirements and owners / Ship management representatives’ requirements. The owners were very happy with the total out-come of the project, with on time delivery and the quality of workmanship making a strong impression.

Repairs in full swing day and night

The attending superintendent was Mr. R. Muralidhar, while Mr. Darshan Gaur, Fleet Group Manager overlooked the project. Mr. Fredrik Stubner, Director Ship Management – Marinevest were present during the initial phase of the repair. The local agents GAC Shipping Ltd. handled the husbanding work during this call.

MT. Mariann accommodated in Colombo Dockyard’s 125,000 dwt drydock No. 04 during her repair call. 10 “...an Odyssey of Excellence”


Colombo Dockyard delivers

‘GREATSHIP RAGINI’

Director GGOSL) said, “Please accept our sense of appreciation for achieving delivery of the 11th vessel. I must say that the yard has continuously strived to improve upon the quality of the vessels delivered to us and I am sure this last round vessels will serve our fleet with distinction”. He further added, “You can count on us as one of your satisfied customers and hope that going forward we will have more opportunities to work together in Vessel new buildings or repairs.” Mr. Mangala Yapa (MD/CEO - CDPLC) and Mr. V. K. Chandrasekaran (GM Newbuilding Offshore Logistics GGOSL)signing the Protocol of Delivery in the presence of, Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman, CDPLC), Mr. Y. Kijima (Director, CDPLC), Ms. Divya Wadhawan (GGOSL) and Mr. Apurva Barbhaya(GGOSL)

The signing of the Protocol of Delivery was done by Mr. V. K. Chandrasekaran (General Manager New Building Offshore Logistics) and Mr. Mangala P. B. Yapa (MD/CEO, CDPLC) witnessed by Ms. Divya Wadhawan, Mr. Apurva Barbhaya, Mr. Frank Peter Dias (all from GGOSL) and Mr. Jeewaka Gunadheera (GGOSL Project Manager at Shipyard). Also in attendance were the Classification Society Surveyors, Mr. Sirinath Herat representing the Lloyds Register and Mr. D. V. D. Prasadrao representing the Indian Register of Shipping. Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman, CDPLC), Mr. Y. Kijima (Director), Mr. N. Nishida (Alt. Director), Senior Managers and Special Projects Managers participated at the event.

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered the last vessel of a series of three Platform/ROV Support Vessels (ROVSV)for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, at the auspicious time of 11.25 am on 10th January 2013. This is the eleventh Offshore Support Vessel built by Colombo Dockyard to Greatship, which demonstrates the trust and confidence the client has placed on the Shipyard to deliver quality vessels.

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CDPLC is indeed privileged to be considered as the preferred Shipbuilder of Greatship Group which is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited. With the delivery of Greatship Ragini, the Group currently own and operate four PSVs, nine AHTSVs, two MPSSVs, six ROVSVs and two Jackup Rigs and have one 350 feet jack up rig under construction. This Vessel designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte. Ltd of Singapore is a DP2 classed Vessel capable of supporting offshore exploration and production and complies with SPS Code 2008 Clean Design requirements. With the wealth of experience gathered in building Vessels for the Offshore Sector, CDPLC is well experienced and geared to meet all requirements arising in the Offshore Oil Exploration activities being carried out in the Sri Lankan waters and offer its expertise.


Siem Offshore, Norway Experiences Colombo Dockyard For The First Time with Osv. Siem Hanne.

OSV. Siem Hanne accommodated in 30,000 DWT drydock No. 1 during her repair call.

Colombo Dockyard was the best option for Siem Offshore, when the OSV. Siem Hanne was due for her first special survey drydocking. The vessel was operating in the Indian coastal waters, thereby making Colombo one of the best locations for her repairs.

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Colombo Dockyard’s marketing team managed to convince the owners to place confidence in Colombo for the repair requirements of the sophisticated vessel repairs. The Colombo Dockyard PLC representative in Norway, Ulrik Qvale & Partners played its part in convincing the owners to decide on Colombo.

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Once the decision was taken to place the vessel in Colombo, the project was handed over to the Ship Management team for smooth co-ordination. The shipyards’ flexibility was evident when the vessel’s arrival date was shifted due to delays. Colombo Dockyard, keeping to its customer centric decision making was able to re-schedule the program in order the vessel entered the drydocks without delays.

easy to deal with. I didn’t get time to look around Colombo, but compared to India it looks very organised. Were you satisfied with the speed of service? The quality of workmanship? Very satisfied. Can you comment on the overall management of the project, the team’s attentiveness and finally satisfaction? The overall management was well organised to our satisfaction Did you (ship-owner) get value for money during this call to Colombo? Yes

During this call the owners were preparing the vessel for her first special survey repair requirements. The work extensive scope package consisted of: Azimuth thruster blade seals and shaft seal renewal, 02 Nos. bow thrusters blade seal renewal, 01 No. bow thruster blade seal renewal, Controllable Pitch Propeller 2 Nos. blade seal renewal, 20 Nos. intermediate shaft bearings overhauled, 04 Nos. tooth coupling overhaul, Main engine flexible coupling renewal.

Colombo’s strategic geographic position also plays a part, as the owners can place the vessel easily for their next employment in the Indian Ocean or shift to the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.

Engine room pump overhaul, Engine room valve overhaul, Breakers simulation test, Switch board cleaning, Motors overhauling, Alternator cleaning, Hull blasting and painting, Tank cleaning, Air drier repairs, Main engine air cooler cleaning, Transformer cleaning, Life boat and davit load test, Deck crane load test, Servicing of fire extinguishers and fixer CO2 system,

Some of the excerpts from the discussion with Mr Terje Eikeland Vessel Manager, Siem Offshore is given below; Q1 What was the first impression of the facility and the country? A1 My first impression of the yard was very good. Facilities are well organised and the foreman and workers very happy and 12

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Magnetic compass calibration, Accommodation, fumigation, etc. The project was coordinated by Mr. Ajith Kariapperuma –Ship Manager, ably supported by all the production teams. The engine department work involvement was high with the thruster jobs being critical for the undocking / completion of the project. The project was completed within 13 days, one day ahead of the quoted duration of 14 days. The repairs were carried out meeting the requirements of classification Society DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV). The vessel went on to South African waters to meet her next charter commitment efficiently after her sea trials. The owner’s representative Mr. Terje Eikeland Vessel Manager overlooked the project in Colombo. The Local agents for the vessel during this call were M/s. Wilhelmsen Meridian Navigation Ltd.

MAJOR CRANK SHAFT AND DRYDOCKING REPAIRS ON POLISH OWNED CEMENT CARRIER, WINTERSET

MV Winterset accommodated at Dolphin repair berth.

Colombo Dockyard successfully completed the crank shaft related repairs along with the class survey related drydocking repairs during this call.

chock fasting. Renewal of both chain lockers, renewal of spring pipe and other routine drydocking relates repairs. The project was coordinated by the Mr. Ajith Kariapperuma –Ship Manager, ably supported by all the production teams. The engine department work involvement was high with crank shaft related jobs being critical for completion of the project. The repairs were carried out meeting the requirements of classification Society Bureau Veritas. The vessel went on to her next charter commitment after her sea trials.

The vessel was fully loaded with cement consigned for Colombo, when she sustained major crank shaft failure close to Singapore. The owners decided to tow the vessel to Colombo (with her cargo) and soon after discharging, the vessel was shifted to the shipyard repair berth. Shipyards flexibility to accommodate casualty repairs were experienced, when the yard re-scheduled the program to accommodate the project, to meet with the owners requirements successfully.

The owner’s representative Mr. Janusz (JNR) SienkiewiczGeneral Manager Fleet Service overlooked the project in Colombo. The Local agents for the vessel during this call were M/s. Wilhelmsen Meridian Navigation Ltd.

The scope of repairs consisted of the following: Crank shaft renewal, machining and re-shimming of main bearing saddles, line boring and alignment of main engine and 13

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Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. Greece / Vega Offshore, Norway places Confidence On Colombo For Major Conversion Work On Brand New OSVs.

decision making, was able to re-schedule the program in order to facilitate suitable drydocking with minimal effect on the schedule. The SK Line 71 was accommodated in Drydock No. 04 (125,000 DWT) drydock while SK Line 72 was taken into Drydock No. 03 (9,000 DWT). Colombo’s strategic geographic position also plays a part, as the vessel delivery was taken from China and two OSVs were placed one after another in Colombo for the conversion and soon after the sea trials the two vessels proceeded to Brazil, where they will be on-hired to the Petrobras charter.

SK Line 72 at repair berth.

Colombo Dockyard was the ideal option for NAUTILUS MARINE ACQUISITION CORP. GREECE / VEGA OFFSHORE, NORWAY, the owners of Offshore Support vessels SK Line 71 and 72, who were looking out to carry out charter requested modifications to the brand new deliveries from China. The two 1678 GRT OSV’s vessels built in FUJIAN FUNING SHIPBUILDING HEAVY INDUSTRY FU´AN, CHINA, were placed in Colombo soon after taking delivery. The main project scope was to Install a new stern thruster on the fabricated skeg and carry out all electrical and mechanical installations on these two OSVs.This modification was coupled with other repair requirements such as blasting and painting of 12 Nos. of tanks to S.A 2.0 standard, conversion of the existing piping systems related to the above tanks, removal of the anchor handling winch, removal of the wire reel, shifting the existing tugger winches by 1 meter, removal of the shark jaw and towing pins, removal of Stern Roller and Converting the space of the stern roller to a fresh water tank. Once the decision was taken to place the vessel in Colombo, prefabrication of the skeg commenced prior to arrival of the first vessel in Colombo. Planning and coordination of the project was handled by Mr. Priyanka Cooray – Ship Manager with full support from production departments. Colombo’s flexibility was evident when the vessel’s arrival date was shifted due to changes in the delivery dates from the Chinese yard. Colombo Dockyard, keeping to its customer centric

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Given the successful completion of the projects on SK Line and previously on OSV. Kailashand OSV. Shegar, Colombo Dockyard has managed to create a niche as a specialist shipyard with the necessary capability to cater to repair requirements / conversions for vessels moving into the Petrobras charter in the Brazilian waters. The project management was assigned to Thome Offshore Management Pte Ltd. Singapore. Mr. Toni Ang – Senior Technical Superintendent was based in Colombo to supervise the total project. Mr. Georgios Aivaliotis - Senior Technical Manager represented the owners from Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. Greece. The project was carried out meeting the classification society requirements of American Bureau of Shipping. The Local agents for the vessel during this call were M/s. McLARENS SHIPPING LIMITED.


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PAKISTAN Marine & Industrial Consultants 105/2, Khayaban-E-Muhafiz, Phase-6, D.H.A, Karachi-75500 Tel : 92-21-35243494-6 (3 Lines) Fax : 92-21-35243497 Email : mic@super.net.pk / mickhi@gmail.com Contact : Mr. S. Ahmed

ITALY Banchero Costa & C. Agenzia Marittima s.p.a Via Pammatone 2 16121 Genova, Italy Tel :+39010 5631 626 / 627 Fax :+39010 563 1602 mobile :+335-8078217 E Mail : shipyard@bcagy.it Web Site : www.bancosta.it Contact : Mr Fabio Bertolini

UNITED KINGDOM Globetech Services Ltd. Unit 5, Shannon Commercial Centre, Beverley Way, New Malden, KT3 4PT, UK Contacts : Capt. Nick Pearson Mob : +44 7900 806 755 Miss Sami Golestanian Mob : +44 7766 807 8877 Tel : +44 20 8942 4366 Fax : +44 020 8942 4377 E-Mail : london@globetechgroup.net Web : www.globetechgroup.net

GREECE Chris Marine Sa, 42G Tzavella Street, 154 51 N Psychico, Athens, Greece Tel : +30210 677 3446 Fax : +30210 677 3309 E Mail : repairs@chrismarine.gr Web Site : www.chrismarine.gr  Contact : Mr. Christos Papatheodorou Mr. Kimon Papatheodorou

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UNITED STATES Penn International Marine Agencies Ltd. 81 Andovers Lane, P O Box 504 Matawan, N. J 07747 USA. Tel : (732) 290 0049 Fax : (732) 441 95 43 E Mail : loupima@aol.com Contact : Mr. Louis W Gomlick

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Yard Layout DRYDOCK No. 1.A

LENGTH

BREADTH

DEPTH

CAPACITY

CRANAGE

(M)

(M)

(M)

(DWT)

(T)

30,000

148

26

9.7

1.B (Ship Building)

62

26

9.7

2. (Ship Building)

107

18.5

6.7

160 160

9,000

160

3.

122

16

5.5

8,000

20

4.

263

44

8.9

125,000

50

DO

CK

NO

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A

DO

CK

NO

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B DO

CK

NO

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Contact: K. B. Nayakaratne General Manager - Commercial. E-mail: bm@cdl.lk Mobile: + 94 777 761529

Shiprepair Darshana Chandrasekera Head of Marketing - Shiprepair. E-mail: darshanc@cdl.lk Mobile: + 94 777 390108

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Coldock Times April 2013