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Jurong Shipyard secures dual-fuel NSCV contract

LNG Industry,

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Heerema Offshore Services, for the engineering and construction of a new semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV).

The NSCV is designed to install and remove offshore facilities and will be equipped with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10 000 t lifting capacity each and a large reinforced work deck area. The vessel has a length of 214 m and a width of 97.5 m. It will be self-propelled with a transit speed of 10 knots, with power generated by means of dual-fuel LNG and marine gas oil engines.


Jan Pieter Klaver, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors, commented: “Our letter of intent with Jurong Shipyard represents the next critical step in our plans to introduce the NSCV to the market. The fact that we decided to press on with our plans in these times of low oil prices, shows our belief in the offshore oil and gas industry and demonstrates our continued commitment to offer unparalleled installation services to the industry. We are confident that with Jurong we have found reliable partners that can build the world largest crane vessel.”

Wong Weng Sun, President and CEO of Sembcorp Marine, added: “We are very pleased that Heerema has chosen Sembcorp Marine as their strategic partner to build the new semi-submersible crane vessel. With our proven track record in building a broad range of semi-submersible vessels for drilling, well-intervention and accommodation purposes, we are confident of building the best vessel to meet Heerema’s exacting requirements.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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