Aug 25, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard has won a deal from a Singapore-based owner to build four 78-metre Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSVs) each with a 3,600 tonne deadweight capacity. “The latest additions to the Colombo Dockyardâ€™s shipbuilding order book will take the shipyard through the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 with an impressively heavy order book, especially considering the current global shipbuilding down-turn,” the statement said. Details of the owner and price are not divulged owing to an agreement of commercial confidentiality with the owner, the yard said in a statement.
“With the Offshore Support Vessel market on its way to a gradual recovery, the owner has made the right strategic move, taking steps to beef up their ship assets,” it said.
This will enable the ship owner “to grab opportunities which will be forthcoming during a period of up-turn in the market in the near future,” the yard said.
The new orders came as a result of the ownerâ€™s satisfaction with the work done by the shipyard in building two 130 Ton Bollard Pull Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels that are presently being built at Colombo Dockyard, it said.
The two Anchor Handlers