Sembawang wins contracts worth $92m.
SINGAPORE"s Sembawang Shipyard has won repair contracts worth a total of S$130m ($92.3m) including life extension works on the 1990-built, 127,747 cu m liquefied natural gas carrier, Northwest Snipe, for Australia's North West Shelf LNG Venture.
The vessel is due to arrive at the shipyard next September where life extension works including ballast tanks blasting and coating and hull structural enhancement will be carried out. The shipyard said equipment such as the integrated automation system, HVAC and refrigeration system, cargo and ballast value actuator system and boiler would be renewed.
Work on the Northwest Snipe following the completion of similar repairs to extend the life of the 1989-built, 127,525 cu m Northwest Sanderling last August.
Other contracts won by the shipyard include the S$35m repair of fire damage on board a 2005-built product tanker owned by a Taiwan company that the shipyard declined to name. The repairs include the complete renewal of the entire accommodation block, major electrical and instrumentation work in the engine room and steelwork renewal.
Three vessels operated Star Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia will also be repaired.