The first ever modern Cable Laying Vessel built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co was supplied by Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC). Japanese Ltd. (KCS), last Friday.
The’ KDDI Cable Infinity ‘ high-tech is intended for subsea operation and cable assembly and repair work on optical wires as well as energy wires.
This is the largest vessel ever constructed by Colombo Dockyard in its path of shipbuilding excellence, both price-wise and length-wise, and the first ever ship constructed from Sri Lanka to Japan’ in its class.’
According to Sagala Rathnayaka, Minister of Ports and Shipping and Southern Development, the foreign exchange and job possibilities are more essential for a nation to attain a sustainable economy. Thus it is necessary to take up these kinds of problems that in turn help the country’s growth and save the foreign exchange spent on them.
Built in two years by the CDPLC, the KDDI Cable Infinity is based on a model provided by VARD Designs, Norway. The ship has many unique characteristics including low-resistance hull lines intended for increased velocity and low fuel consumption.
Since 1993, the CDPLC, founded in 1973, has been working with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd of Japan. They have produced approximately 243 vessels and exported approximately 70 to nations such as India, Myanmar, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. They excel in ship repair, shipbuilding, and heavy engineering.