Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:06

Colombo Dockyard undertakes the high tech vessel building for Orange Marine of France.

Government of France has pledged to continue consolidate support to further bilateral business and explore new avenues for business cooperation with Sri Lanka.

This assurance was given by Ambassador of France in Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu, when he visited Colombo Dockyard PLC (CD) recently.

Colombo Dockyard PLC is engaged in construction of the high technology vessel, for Orange Marine of France.

The vessel is especially designed and equipped for sub-sea cable lay and repair operation duties worldwide.

As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CD continuously proves its excellence through successful securing and execution of shipbuilding projects worldwide and is one of the front runners of Sri Lankan industrialisation.

It operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company – Japan, who owns a stake of 51% at CD. CD also has a 35% shareholding by Sri Lankan Government institutions.

The Ambassador undertook this visit as part of the recent contract inked between the Colombo Dockyard and Orange Marine – France.

(LIN)

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