16 Nov 2015

Sembcorp Marine Completes Upgrading of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises (Australia)

Company achieves record of 12 cruise ship refits and refurbishments in 2015

Singapore, Nov 16, 2015: Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in cruise ship repair, refurbishment and conversion work, has successfully upgraded the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and the Pacific Aria (formerly Ryndam) at its Admiralty Yard.

The concurrent drydocking of these two cruise vessels at the same shipyard was a first for its operator P&O Cruises (Australia), which is part of the Carnival Corporation and a long-term partner of Sembcorp Marine.

With the sailaway of the Pacific Aria last week, Sembcorp Marine has set a record of 12 cruise ships repaired, upgraded and refurbished in a single year. Besides P&O Cruises (Australia), the customers for these projects were Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Star Cruises and SkySea Cruise Line.

“2015 has been a busy year for Sembcorp Marine in the area of cruise ship refits and upgrading,” said Sembcorp Marine Executive Vice President and Head of Repairs & Upgrades Wong Lee Lin. “Our successful completion of these very challenging projects reinforces Sembcorp Marine’s reputation as a leader in the cruise refit market. This in turn boosts the status of Singapore as a major global cruise hub.”

“We thank our partners and customers for choosing Sembcorp Marine to execute the projects, and for their trust and confidence in our capabilities,” Ms Wong added.

Sembcorp Marine’s customer portfolio today includes Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises – the world’s top two cruise companies – as well as Star Cruises, Asia’s leading cruise line.


List of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects completed in 2015 at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard

About Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore and marine industry, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. We focus on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

Our customers include major oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units.

We operate shipyards strategically located in Singapore, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

About Sembcorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades

Within its Repairs & Upgrades capability, Sembcorp Marine has proven expertise in the tanker, chemical/product tanker, bulk carrier and container/cargo vessel sectors. We are also an internationally recognised specialist in passenger ship conversion and upgrading; LNG carrier repair and life extension; LPG and navy ship repair; FPSO/FSO upgrading and conversion; offshore conversion; as well as newbuilding construction and complex lengthening/conversion works.

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For further information, please contact:

David Wong

Head of Corporate Communications

Tel No: +65 6262 8036

Email: david.wong@sembmarine.com

Sembcorp Marine completes upgrading of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises Australia