The main contract for the construction of 2 numbers 78 m Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels was signed on 27th October 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 indeed made the right strategic move, by taking steps to beef up their ship assets. This will undoubtedly permit GGOSL to successfully grab opportunities which will be forthcoming during a period of up turn 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 2nd & 3rd quarter of 2011. In addition to the above two Anchor Handlers, Colombo Dockyard is nearing completion of the 4th 78 m Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels being built to comply with Indian flag state requirements, which is scheduled to be delivered in the 1st 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 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2012.
It is with great 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 heli-deck.
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 un-restricted 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.
Twin controllable pitch propellers, twin high lift rudders and transverse bow and stern thrusters provide good maneuverability and station keeping ability. The vessel is controlled from twin maneuvering consoles fitted in the wheelhouse, forward and aft stations with "joy-stick" controls. The Vessel shall also be equipped with advanced dynamic positioning (DP AA) system which assures safe and more efficient operations while working in close proximity to oil platforms/ rigs, even under the harsh weather conditions. Being equipped with a fully automated bridge layout with alarm monitoring systems for periodic single man bridge operation, the vessel is classed with “NAV1” notation. The vessel is fitted with automated installations enabling machinery spaces to remain periodically unattended in all sailing conditions including maneuverings, qualifying it to be assigned with “UMS” notation
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 5 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.
In addition to the dry bulk carrying capability, the vessel is also capable of carrying methanol, which is a low flash point liquid. In order to prevent any fire risks, a special deck foam fire fighting and prevention system has been installed for safety.
This Vessel shall be one of the greenest eco-friendly vessels ever to be built in the history of the yard, being fully equipped with following eco-friendly measures.
- Approved Ballast Water Management Plan
- Grey water and black water treated before discharged to sea
- Green Passport, a comprehensive management approach of hazardous substances carried onboard
- Oily Water from machinery bilges provided with 5 ppm Oily Water Separator
- All oil tanks being protected to the MARPOL Annex I Regulation 12A
- Eco friendly refrigerant
- Having maximum sulphur content of 0.1% for Fuel Oil (FO)
The Vessel shall be designed, constructed and outfitted complying with the latest rules and regulations applicable to a Vessel of this type and size. The plan approval and survey during construction will be performed Lloyds Register and the Indian Register of Shipping.
Some salient features of the Vessel:
Design Draft - 5.50 m
Potable water - 760 m3
Diesel Oil - 1000 m3
Liquid Mud - 800 m3
Ballast Water - 900 m3
Complement - 50 men Speed
Deadweight - 3600 Tonnes
Deck area - 725 m2
Classification - LRS: “+100A 1, Offshore Supply Ship, OIL RECOVERY, Fire Fighting Ship I (2400 m3/hr), *IWS, RD (Liquid Product Tanks 2.8), LFPL (Methanol, 120 C, Methanol tanks), EP ( B, G, I, O, P, R, S), WDL (5 t/m2 Upper Deck Aft of Fr 84), +LMC, UMS, DP (AA), PCR(X)(Y), NAV1, CAC3”
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Colombo Dockyard PLC is the island's leading Ship repair, Shipbuilding and Heavy Engineering facility, conveniently located inside the very Port of Colombo operates 4 graving dry-docks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 Dwt.