18 May 2016

Sembcorp Marine’s Brazil Subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz Completes First Vessel Repair Project

Singapore, May 17, 2016: Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) has marked a key operational milestone with the successful completion of the yard’s first vessel repair project. 

The Olympic Gemini, a bulk carrier managed by Athens-based Springfield Shipping Company, left EJA on May 12 after a week of repair to her cargo hatch cover and renewal works on the main deck supporting foundations.

Flagged in Marshall Islands, the 2006-built vessel measures 228.99m by 32.26m by 19.90m and has a deadweight of 82,992MT.

A Springfield Shipping Company representative said: “We are impressed with the comprehensive facilities and dedicated service offered by EJA. We commend the EJA team for their fast turnaround, close collaboration and strong commitment in ensuring a successful repair operation despite the short notice and tight schedule. Springfield Shipping Company looks forward to working with EJA again.”

We are heartened to be chosen by Springfield Shipping Company for the repair of Olympic Gemini and to be given this valuable opportunity to be of service,” EJA President Altaf Hossain said. “We are committed to further this relationship with Springfield Shipping Company and to continue creating value through delivering cost-competitive, efficient and timely solutions that meet high standards of safety, quality and service excellence.”

EJA is well-positioned to provide integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions to customers in the South Atlantic, in particular Brazil and Latin America, Gulf of Mexico and West African markets. Spanning 82.5 hectares, the integrated yard features a 1.6km coastline and a 1km quay with ample berthage and deep waters of minus 16m that enable deep-draft vessels and rigs to berth with ease.

EJA is well-equipped with warehouse facilities, mechanical, piping and electrical workshops, a highly automated steel fabrication facility, as well as painting, blasting, pre-treatment and sub-assembly capabilities.

Supporting the yard’s operation is a Brazil-flagged giant floating crane with a lifting capacity of 3,600 tonnes that is capable of modules integration and heavy lifting operations. Upon full completion, the yard will also have a new floating dock with a lifting capacity of 85,000 tonnes.

In addition to marine and offshore repairs, modification and upgrading, EJA has capabilities to undertake the construction of drillships, semi-submersible and jack-up rigs, platforms and supply vessels; as well as FPSO integration and topside modules fabrication.

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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. Our customers include major oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. We focus on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

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


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