June 09, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan shipbuilder Colombo Dockyard has begun building the second vessel in a contract for oil platform supply vessels from Greatship Global Offshore Services of Singapore. The vessel is also designed to accommodate 50 people. The keel for the Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel, scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2012, was laid on June 07, 2011, the yard said in a statement.
Takashi Nakabe, a director of Colombo Dockyard, and president of its parent firm Onomichi Dockyard in Japan, was among those present for the keel-laying.
In early April, Colombo Dockyard laid the keel for the first of a series three Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels for Singapore’s Greatship Global Offshore Services, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2012.
The vessels are to support offshore oil and gas fields around the clock, the yard said.
The 78-metre long vessel with 3,600 dwt (deadweight tonne) capacity is designed by Seatech Solutions International of Singapore and incorporates a fire fighting and oil recovery arrangements.