First Vessel Built in Class by Sri Lankan Co. for Japanese Owner

KDDI Cable Infinity.

Colombo Dockyard PLC has delivered a modern cable-laying vessel to Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS).

After leaving the Colombo Dockyard, KDDI Cable Infinity successfully reached the Yokohama Port in Japan on July 7.

At 113.1 m in length, 21.5 m in breadth and 8.8 m in depth, Cable Infinity is the largest vessel constructed by Colombo Dockyard to date, with a deadweight carrying capacity of 5,757 dwt at a maximum load laying draft of 7.1 m. It hosts accommodation facilities for 80 persons and has a speed of 14.5 kt. 

The basic design and detailed drawings were supplied by VARD Designs, Norway, and were tailored to ensure the maintenance of good sea-keeping ability and excellent station-keeping performance. 

Built for worldwide, subsea operation to ClassNK standards and JG requirements, the vessel will undertake cable installation and repair works of optical and power cables. For the handling of power cables, the vessel’s forward tank has been fitted with a carousel system with a payload capacity of 2,000 tons, a loading arm and a control cabin.

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