Offshore Focus

Aug 31, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard has delivered the second of a series of four Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSV) for Singapore’s Greatship Global Offshore Services, a statement said. Colombo Dockyard has said it will deliver a total six vessels this year and will focus more on offshore work with the search for oil off the island’s north-west coast. The delivered vessel, with a 3,200-tonne deadweight capacity, was designed by Seatech Solutions International of Singapore in consultation with the owner and the builder, Colombo Dockyard.

“The role of the vessel is to support offshore oil and gas fields on a twenty-four hour per day basis,” said the yard, which books profits on delivery of vessels and is a unit of Japan’s Onomichi Dockyard Company.

“The vessel is built for operation in un-restricted waters and is capable of undertaking multi-purpose roles such as transportation of pipes, fresh water, diesel, methanol, bulk cement, stores, equipment, and moving men and materials between platforms and shore.”

The vessel has an endurance of about 35 days and a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles.

The vessel has a larger accommodation area for 50 persons as again