Colombo Dockyard delivers bulk carrier | Sunday Observer

Colombo Dockyard delivers bulk carrier

25 September, 2022
The ‘Misje Vita’ bulk carrier
The ‘Misje Vita’ bulk carrier

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered ‘Misje Vita’, a 5,000 DWT bulk carrier built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway last week.

CDPLC signed and executed shipbuilding contracts with Misje Eco Bulk AS, a Norwegian company, a fully owned subsidiary of Kåre Misje & Co in March 2020 for four vessels and in December 2021 for another two vessels and reservation of dock slots for additional four vessels in September 2022.

Norwegian company Misje Eco Bulk AS is CDPLC’s first European customer for a shipbuilding project and the delivery of the vessel marks a historic milestone in Sri Lankan shipbuilding which demonstrates CDPLC’s ability to undertake different types of vessels with varying and modern technologies. 

This is the first vessel of the series and this 89.95m long vessel is designed to hold a cargo capacity of 5,000 DWT. The type of cargo it could carry includes bulk cargo, grain, timber, unit loads and containers.

These vessels are designed to be sustainable and climate friendly with lower emissions compared to conventional bulk carriers of the same size. Each vessel has a 4-stroke diesel engine with a Hybrid-Electric Drive system incorporated with Active Front End (AFE) technology allowingbi-directional power flow,and the battery unit is mainly used for peak shaving and can supply constant power for a certain time period in steaming mode as well. Separate Power and Energy Management System (PMS/EMS) inbuilt control and manage the surveillance of the electric power production and consumption taking into account the generating set, hybrid drive system,battery system, switchboards and consumers.

These state-of-the-art bulk carrier concepts are in line with the owner’s vision of providing Norwegian and European industrial customers with the most profitable, predictable, safe, and most environmentally friendly maritime transport services. The design and basic design were developed by Wartsila Ship Design Norway AS. Detailed design was carried out in house by the CDPLC design team.

Representing owners, Chairman Roald Misje  CFO Ms. Alina Printseva,  Owner Representatives Thusitha Herath, Prince Dharmarajan and Venura Wanasinghe were present.

From CDPLC MD and CEO D.V. Abeysinghe, Director Horibe, Technical Advisor and Alternate Director Iku Kuwaoka, Chief Operating Officer Thimira Godakumbura and senior management and staff of CDPLC were present.

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan with a 35% stake by Sri Lankan Government institutions.