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Sembcorp wins deal to build world's largest vessel

The deal was valued at approximately $1bn

Picture for illustrative purpose only.
Picture for illustrative purpose only.

Sembcorp Marine has signed a $1bn contract with Heerema Offshore Services to build a new DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV), set to be the largest in the world.

Scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018, the NSCV is designed for the installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities world-wide.

It will be equipped with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10,000 MT lifting capacity each and a large reinforced work deck area.

With the vessel length of 220 metres, width of 102 metres and displacement of 273,700 MT, the NSCV will be the largest dual-fuel semi-submersible crane vessel in the world.

Phase 1 of Tuas Boulevard yard spans 73.3 hectares and is equipped with four VLCC drydocks with a total dock capacity of 1.55mn deadweight tonnes.

Phase II spans 34.5 hectares and will include a steel fabrication facility and another three dry docks, including an offshore dock measuring 255 metres by 110 metres where the NSCV will be built.

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."

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."

Heerema Offshore Services is a subsidiary of Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland Holding.

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