GAC in Action

Last-minute challenge accepted

A lay-up at Colombo Anchorage morphed into urgent preparation when a drillship was awarded a contract in India with short notice to start operations.

To get everything ready in time, GAC Sri Lanka was appointed to handle the full spectrum of husbandry services, including:


launch trips to transfer


technical professionals needed for the preparation, as well as arranging their transportation and accommodation.

More than


air and sea freight shipments to deliver equipment for the project including remotely operated vehicles and spares from all over the world, all consolidated at Colombo port, as well as export shipments for reshipment to different parts of the world.

To carry

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of drill pipe from the ship to be mobilised to a fixed barge “Seacor Grant”.

GAC Sri Lanka’s Oil & Gas Manager Najeeb Ajward, Assistant Operations Manager Prasanna Rathnayke and Operations Executive Udesh Mahasen Bandara worked around the clock, liaising closely with the government and port officials, to ensure the massive operation was completed before the deadline.

“This was a highly complex and time-sensitive project which demanded careful planning of our resources including launches, vehicles and manpower. It was a huge challenge for the team, but through seamless cooperation, the operation went smoothly.”
Najeeb Ajward, GAC Sri Lanka’s Oil & Gas Manager

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