The Singapore yard has announced projects including FPSO, FSRU and FSU conversions, an FSRU upgrade, a cruise ship refit and fabricating windfarm jacket foundations
Sembcorp Marine president and chief executive Wong Weng Sun said “Despite the challenging market conditions, we have been steadfastly pursuing the available pockets of opportunities.”
The projects include both repeat and new customers, and include Sembcorp Marine’s entry into Taiwan’s offshore wind sector with a contract with Jan De Nul for 15 jacket foundations for the 376-MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm, which will be Taiwan’s largest.
Located 4 km offshore Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait, Formosa 2 will generate electricity for more than 380,000 households when it starts operating in late 2021. The jacket foundations will be delivered by December 2020.
SP Engineering Services’ 323,967-m3 VLCC Ariake will be converted into an FPSO with production capacity of up to 90,000 barrels of oil per day and a 1.3M-barrel storage capacity. The work will be carried out by Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters on behalf of joint venture companies Shapoorji Pallonji Oil and Gas and Bumi Armada Berhad.
The work scope includes hull repairs and upgrading plus fabrication and installing at least three topside modules. Delivery is scheduled for H2 2021, from Sembcorp Marine’s flagship Tuas Boulevard Yard.
Sembcorp Marine Repairs and Upgrades will undertake the makeover of NY Cruises’ Asuka II, a 241-m vessel with capacity for 960 passengers and 545 crew. The vessel was launched in 1989 and was known as Crystal Harmony until 2006.
The refit will be executed over 45 days at Sembcorp Marine’s Admiralty Yard from January 2020, and will include installing a scrubber unit to comply with IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.
Three new gas projects are also to be undertaken at the Admiralty Yard by Sembcorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades, with delivery between the end of 2019 and February 2020. Dwiputra, a Pacific LNG Transport-owned large gas carrier with a length of 272 m and capacity of 127,386 m3, is to be converted into a 125,000-m3 floating storage and regasification unit for a joint venture of Mistui OSK Lines and Karpower International; NYK Line’s 272-m former gas carrier LNG Flora, capacity 127,705 m3, will be converted into a 127,000-m3 floating storage unit for Gasfin Development; and BW Magna, a 294.6-m FSRU with a storage capacity of 173,400 m3, will undergo upgrade work.