DIMO recently launched TMS (Total Marine Solutions) in Sri Lanka amidst a distinguished gathering at the Ceylon Continental Hotel. TMS encompasses the entire spectrum of solutions that one can find under the marine industry – from an anode to a mast light. TMS offers fleet owners and individuals; products and services which they need to carry out ship repairing, ship building and other engineering works. DIMO offers these products and services by partnering the best in the industry from different countries around the world.
The event was ceremonially opened by Mr. Ranjith Pandithage (Chairman – DIMO), whilst the guest of honor was Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema (Chairman – Ports Authority). More than 15 leading principals participated for the launch. Several presentations were made by these principals emphasizing their individual strengths in the marine field. Mr. Roshan Fernando (Director – DIMO Ltd.) and Mr. Shahzad Ghany (Product Manager – DIMO) represented Total Marine Solutions from DIMO.
For example DIMO has a long standing trusted partnership with MTU – the giant and leader in diesel and engines and complete drive systems. DIMO has also tied up with Goltens – the trusted name in ship repairs. Goltens is a leading provider of specialized repair, maintenance, reconditioning services and trading of engineering components for the worldwide shipping, offshore marine installations, industrial plants and power stations. DIMO also tied up with ClementsMarine – For over 25 years Clements Marine has been one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of propellers, marine shafts, stern tube assemblies and ancillary equipment. Apart from the above DIMO has partnered with more than 20 world leading principals to bring TMS to Sri Lanka.
The event was made colorful by the upcountry and low country dance troupes of Sri Lanka Navy, their traditional bagpipers and their musical bands. Speaking at the event Mr. Pandithage mentioned that with the boom in the economy and infrastructure development in Sri Lanka, the country stands the opportunity to attract marine vessels for repairs at a very competitive cost compared to Middle East and Singapore. The strategic location of Sri Lanka also adds to the appeal. The number of brand new ships built in 2010 was 2526, according to the Ship Builders Association of Japan reports – out of which 43% were built by Chinese ship yards.