Sri Lankan yard lays keel of Orange Marine’s new cable laying ship

Photo: Vard Design/Colombo Dockyard

Sri Lankan shipbuilder Colombo Dockyard has laid the keel of a new 100-metre cable laying and repair vessel ordered by France’s Orange Marine.

The BV-classed vessel will be named Sophie Germain in honour of a famed 19th century French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher.

Design work on the vessel was provided by Vard Design of Norway. Delivery is scheduled for early 2023.

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