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Nov 03, 2009 (LBO) – Colombo Dockyard, a Sri Lankan shipbuilder, said it was eying more work for its heavy engineering division in the island as well as the south Asian region. The company said in a statement its subsidiary, Dockyard General Engineering Services (DGES), had changed its logo as it seeks to emerge as a big player in the fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Its services range from designing to commissioning for petrochemical, infrastructure development, power, and irrigation projects.

“While Colombo Dockyard continues business activities in ship repairing, shipbuilding, offshore engineering mainly for an international clientele, DGES is concentrating on heavy engineering, services and maintenance sectors.”

Company officials said more heavy engineering work is expected with Sri Lanka’s efforts to rebuild infrastructure damaged by war and an economic revival anticipated with the end of the conflict.

Government forces defeated Tamil Tiger separatists in May ending 30 years of war.

Colombo Dockyard, a unit of Japan’s Onomichi Dockyard, also said a new chairman Akihiko Nakauchi, an engineer, has taken over from former chairma