Colombo Dockyard, Sri Lanka's largest engineering facility leading in ship repairs, heavy and offshore engineering, has bagged a contract from Indian shipping company Pratibha Shipping Co for repairing ships.
The Indian company had sent two tankers for dry-docking repairs in mid-June and early July, soon after the forces defeated the LTTE in May. The work has since been completed, the company said without mentioning the size of the contract in value terms.
Pratibha Shipping, which has a fleet of eight tankers, subsequently has sent a third tanker for repair at the yard in Colombo port recently, the company said.
The emergence of peace and political stability has immensely helped CDPLC to aggressively market its services successfully in the world arena, the company said.
The repairs on the two tankers Pratibha Neera of 28,610 Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) and Pratibha Warna (40,141 DWT) respectively called in for major lay up and drydocking repairs.
The company has also bagged a contract from Singapore-based Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels for building vessels for around SLR 7 billion ($60 million), it said.