Sembcorp Marine Makes Progress on New Yards
Sembcorp Marine in 2009 unveiled plans to develop a modern, work-efficient and integrated New Yard Facility to position the Group for sustainable growth and expansion of its marine and offshore businesses. Integrated Tuas New Yard, Singapore Sembcorp Marine’s Phase I of the Integrated New Yard Facility, which spans 73.3 hectares, is on track to be commercially operational in the second half of 2013.
Equipped with leading-edge technology, the new yard will be capable of servicing a wide range of vessels, including VLCCs, new generations of mega containerships, LNG carriers and passenger ships. It will also be geared to meet the stringent safety and quality requirements of vessels and to comply with new regulatory and environmental standards.
Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz, Brazil
Construction work on Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz, Sembcorp Marine’s first overseas Integrated New Yard Facility in Brazil, has commenced. The 82.5-hectare wholly-owned locally incorporated shipyard, which broke ground in December 2011, is scheduled for completion by end 2014.
Planned shipyard facilities include a 120m x 380m drydock, a one-kilometer berthing quay as well as ancillary piping facilities and steel fabrication workshops. Well-positioned to serve Brazil’s vibrant offshore and marine sector, Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz will have capabilities to undertake construction of drillships, semi-submersible and jackup rigs, platforms, supply vessels, the integration of FPSOs and topside modules fabrication, in addition to the traditional activities of drilling rig repairs, ship repairs and modification/upgrade works.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 21, 2013