SHIPPING & MARINE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Sembmarine clinches contracts worth $175m

It includes repair and modernisation works on 13 cruise ships.

Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) secured new contracts worth $175m, for projects comprising the design and construction of a 12,000-cubic-metre (cbm) LNG bunker vessel as well as repair and modernisation works on 13 cruise ships, an announcement revealed.

The LNG bunker vessel which is for delivery to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) in 2021 will be constructed at Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard. The 112m long and 22m wide LNG bunker vessel will have two GTT Mark III Flex membrane tanks with a combined 12,000 cbm capacity, making it what Sembmarine claims to be the largest of its kind to be built locally, in terms of size and LNG tank capacity.

Upon its completion in early 2021, the vessel will be chartered to Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd for deployment in Singapore. Pavilion Gas is a subsidiary of Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd. Cruise ship repair and modernisation projects.

Sembmarine has 13 new cruise vessel repair and modernisation projects to be executed at its Admiralty and Tuas Boulevard yards in 2019. The group has partnered with cruise brands such as Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Star Clippers Monaco for the said projects.

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