The Colombo Dockyard has delivered the first of a series three vessels to support offshore oil and gas fields for Greatship Global Offshore Services of Singapore.
The Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel (MPSV), delivered Wednesday, is designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) of Singapore, and is the latest new build by the yard which is focussing on the growing offshore petroleum industry.
"Designed for operation worldwide and with a speed of 13.8 knots, the vessel can get to the desired location around the world as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime," Colombo Dockyard said in a statement.
The vessel has an oil recovery arrangement and the capability to operate as advanced platform support vessel as well as a light construction support vessel, with endurance of 35 days and a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles.
Greatship Global Offshore Services is a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited, part of the Great Eastern Shipping group which has a fleet of tugs and supply vessels working in offshore oil and gas fields.
The MPSV is also designed to have an enhanced accommodation area for 50 people, said the yard in which Japan's Onomichi Dockyard Company has a majority stake.
In June 2012, Colombo Dockyard launched the hull of the Greatship Rachna, the second of the series of three MPSVs for Greatship Global Offshore Services.