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Colombo Dockyard Commissions A 250 Ton Bollard Pull Test Facility In Trincomalee
Colombo Dockyard, the premier Shipbuilding and Ship repairing facility in Sri Lanka, commissioned a 250 Ton Bollard Pull Test Facility in Clappenburg Point, China Bay Trincomalee, in the eastern coast of the country.
By: Darshana Chandrasekera, Head of Marketing, SR
The test facility is built mainly to check and confirm the pulling capacity of ships including Tugs and Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, up to 250 tonnes.
The natural deep waters of Trincomalee, provides the necessary depth and other optimum conditions to achieve accurate bollard pull test results.
This is the first facility of such high capacity in Sri Lanka. Although this facility will be used mainly for ships under construction at Colombo Dockyard, the facility could also be hired by other ship owners/ shipyards at a nominal fee. The facility has been set up in an environmentally friendly manner, maintaining minimal damage to the natural resources and eco-system.
This test facility would be a requirement and a great asset, when Sri Lanka commences Offshore Oil and Gas Explorations activities in the Mannar basin, in the near future and will add value to the location as, vessels deployed in the exploration work could be subjected to various tests and trials using this facility.
Colombo Dockyard’s foresightedness identified this as an urgent requirement to the Sri Lankan Shipbuilding Industry and as an ancillary facility for the exploration works and initiated to build it in close collaboration with Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
Colombo Dockyard PLC as an ISO 9001:2008 certified company by the Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) had a 16 man day audit across the entire spectrum of the company’s operations and the current certification was recommended to be continued. The Audit team and the expert surveyors also visited the Trincomalee Bollard Pull Testing Facility and Colombo Dockyard’s subsidiary and extension dedicated for its stockholding of steel, pre-processing and fabrication for ship repair and ship building activities, the “Kelani River Yard (KRY)” during the audit.
Colombo Dockyard, continues its Odyssey of Excellence …
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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.