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Sembcorp Marine and Heerema sign construction contract

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World Pipelines,

Sembcorp Marine (SCM) and Heerema Offshore Services B.V. (HOS) have entered into an engineering and construction contract, worth approximately US$1 billion for the construction of a new DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV). This agreement follows an earlier exclusive letter-of-intent signed between SCM’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, and HOS in March 2015.

New facilities at Tuas Boulevard Yard

Built at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard, the new DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel is designed for the installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities. The yard facility is designed to maximise operational synergy and production efficiency. At a length of 220 m, a width of 102 m and displacement of 273 700 t, the NSCV will be the largest dual-fuel semi-submersible crane vessel in the world. Moreover, it will be fitted with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10 000 t lifting capacity each and a large reinforced work deck area. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 4Q18.

Providing the best possible services to the offshore oil and gas industry

Mr Jan Pieter Klaver, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors, said: “We strongly believe in the successful cooperation between Sembcorp Marine and Heerema to build the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel. The new vessel's two Tub Mounted Cranes and dual fuel engines will enable Heerema Marine Contractors to offer unparalleled installation and decommissioning services. This will meet our long-term strategy of delivering the best possible services to the global offshore oil and gas industry."

Comment from Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters

Mr William Gu Wei Guang, Head of Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters, said: “We are thankful and pleased that HOS has placed their trust and confidence in Sembcorp Marine to deliver the world’s largest heavy lift vessel. With our new facilities at Tuas that boost deeper quayside draft and wider dock space, we are confident that we will be able to meet our customer’s expectations.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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