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About Harbour / Main Objectives / Main Facilities / Berthing Facility / Servicing Facility / Fish Processing Facility

Implemented by
Project Implementing Unit Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development

 

  • Location : Gampaha District, Wattala PS

  • Land Area : 8.1 ha

  • Basin Area : 11.7 ha

  • Draft : -3.0m (Northern basin) / 4 ha : -5.0m (Southern basin) / 5ha : -6.0m (Harbour mouth)

  • Width of the mouth : 50m

  • Total breakwater length : 1170m

  • Quay wall length : 240m (Northern basin) : 334m (Southern basin)

  • Project Cost : Rs.8580.00Mn (€53Mn on Mixed credit Facility/ORET

Main Objectives

  • Maximization of fisheries sector contribution to the national economy.

  • Increasing employment opportunities related to fisheries.

  • Attract & encourage local and foreign investments in sector.

  • Offer efficient service for the stakeholders.

  • Minimize of post-harvest losses.

  • Provide unloading and packing facilities to cater fish importing countries requirements (EU, Japan, U.S.A).

  • Strategically located fish exporting harbour(close proximity to Airport and Colombo Port).

  • Facilitate Negombo lagoon & Hamilton cannel located boats.

  • As an alternative site for Mutwal fishery harbour.

Main Facilities available

Southern basin (for export oriented fishing vessels)

  • Berthing for 20 – 30 Multi-day vessels at a time.

  • 3 Offloading and packing units (350m² * 3)

  • 2 bunkering piers, 3 finger piers.

  • Administrative building with all the facilities.

  • Office places for registered companies.

  • Ice- plant (20 tons per day / storage capacity 40 tons).

  • Waste management system.

  • Oil spill protection equipments & fire fitting systems.

  • Vehicle packing areas.

  • Space for containers storage facilities.

  • 24 hrs security.

Northern basin (for local registered fishing vessels)

  • Berthing for approx. 400 to 450 Multi-day/One-day vessels.

  • Auction, Net mending facilities.

  • Fuel dispensing units / storage capacity ………

  • 3 finger piers (45m each)

  • Administrative building / Fuel office/ canteen.

  • Ice- plant (20 tons per day / storage capacity 40 tons).

  • Waste management system.

  • Oil spill protection equipments & fire fitting systems.

  • Vehicle packing areas.

  • 24 hrs security.

  • Providing safe and easy anchorage facility for 340 multi-day    fishing vessels and 150 one day IBM boats.

Berthing Facility

Safe and easy anchorage facility for 340 multi-day fishing vessels and 150 one day IBM boats

Ship sizes ( feet)

Quantity

28’ to 32’

85

34’ to 38’

50

40’ to 45’

150

50’ to 55’

100

60’ to 65’

40

75’ to 125’

30

Total

465

Servicing Facility

Boat Lifting, Cleaning & Minor repairs
100 ton Travel Lift
Floating Dry Dock
Mobile workshop facility from Cey – Nor Foundation ltd

Boat Lifting, Cleaning & Major repairs
(All the major repairs will be carried out at Cey – Nor boatyard at Mattakkuliya which is located near Dikkowita Fishery harbour to eliminate the contamination due to repairs)

Slipway with Mechanically Operated Winch
Defect Analysis through Paramarine
Hull Repairing
Engine Repairing
Rudder Repairs
Gel Coat Application
Propeller Repairs
Anchor Repairs etc.

Fish Processing Facility

1020m2 Building with 3 Cold Rooms (Offloading)
Internal dimensions excluding service area – 18L * 15W * 5H (m) * 3 units
Design parameters

doors closed per One Unit

Outdoor conditions

Temperature 32ºC
Relative Humidity 80%

Indoor conditions

Temperature   -5ºC
Relative Humidity  90% - 95%

Material Input

10,000Kg  to be stored at -5ºC

Doors open  per One Unit

Outdoor conditions

Temperature 32ºC
Relative Humidity 80%

Indoor conditions

Temperature   +10ºC
Relative Humidity  90% - 95%

Material Input

 3,000Kg fish (Tuna) at 0ºC every hour

Personnel employed with cold room

20 persons