Keel Laying

Nov 07, 2009 (LBO) – Sri Lankan shipyard Colombo Dockyard said it has laid the keel for construction of the fourth Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel for Greatship India. The vessel is meant to support the offshore oil and gas industry, the yard said in a statement.

The occasion was attended by the owner’s representatives, officials from vessel classification societies and other management and project team members.

The Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels for Greatship India are designed by Seatech Solutions International of Singapore in consultation with the owners and the builder, Colombo Dockyard.

The vessel, scheduled to be delivered by mid-December 2010, can accommodate 50 people.

The vessels can undertake multi-purpose roles such as transportation of pipes, fresh water, diesel oil, bulk cement, stores, equipment, moving men and materials between platforms and shore, and also engage in fire fighting.

The yard has said its order book stands confirmed without any cancellations enabling it to maintain its current building momentum till the end of 2010.