Sembcorp confirms deal for massive semi-submersible crane vesselNews // July 15, 2015
Sembcorp Marine has confirmed that it has entered into an engineering and construction contract worth approximately US$1 billion with Heerema Offshore Services to build a DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel.
The contract follows an earlier letter-of-intent signed by Sembcorp Marine's wholly-owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd and Heerema in March this year.
Due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018, the semi-submersible heavy lifter is intended for the installation and decommissioning of offshore facilities worldwide.
It will be equipped with two Huisman heavy lift offshore cranes, each of 10,000 tonnes lifting capacity and will have a large reinforced workdeck.
With the length of 220m and breadth of 102m the new vbessel will be the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world. It will have dual fuel engines and will be built at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard.
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."