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 drydocking related repairs were completed as the first phase, while the second phase was involved on the DP2 upgrading project. The work scope during this intermediate survey consisted of:
•Surface preparation and Coating of hull,
•Ballast tank cleaning,
•Anchor chain calibration,
•Steel renewal on hull,
•Vent head overhauling
•Hot water pipe renewal
•Mob & Davit annual test
•Deck crane annual load test
•Overhauling of all 04 Tunnel thrusters
•Port &Stbd Rudder stock repairs
•Overhauling of Main engine
•Propeller shaft Port & Stbd
•Main reduction gear complete overhaul
•Overhauling of Engine room valves
•Fi-Fi water pump overhauling
The project was coordinated by Mr. Nalin Kulatilaka – Ship manager, ably supported by the production team including Engine department – Mr. De Zoysa K.Asanka, Deck Department – Mr. Perera H. Maurice, Electrical department – Mr. Munaweera C. M., Carpentry department – Mr. Ranpath P. D. A., Hull treatment department – Mr. Kalubowila K.
The repairs were carried out meeting the requirements of the owners and classification society DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV). Upon completion of sea trials for DP2 system performance the vessel steamed to its next charter to the waters of West Africa.
The owner representative Mr. Audun Øien Vessel Manager overlooked the project in Colombo. The local agents for the vessel during this call were Wilhelmsen Maridian Navigation Ltd.
Colombo Dockyard has aggressively promoted its services in Norwegian offshore market, where many offshore operators are present. Shipyard showcased the repair and building capabilities at the international shipping exhibition “Norshipping 2013” in Oslo during June 2013. Thus, branding Colombo as a reputed repair centre for Offshore Support Vessels in the Indian Ocean, for majority of the OSV’s operating in the Indian subcontinent waters.