Singapore’s Sembawang Shipyard has secured three major contracts for the specialised repair of offshore vessels and LNG carrier.
The total value of the contracts is S$130M.
The first contract was awarded by Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (SNLPP) for the repair and upgrading of twenty-year-old FSO Palanca.
Work includes Major work includes the renewal of the vessel’s cargo piping system and pumps, tank blasting and coating, and cables renewal for the entire electrical system. The existing accommodation block will be redesigned and rebuilt to accommodate 60 persons. The new accommodation block will include a new helideck to meet the vessel’s operational requirements.
The vessel is expected to enter Sembawang Shipyard in August 2012 and, upon completion, will return to Palanca Terminal in offshore Angola.
The two LNG carriers the shipyard will repair form part of a ‘Favoured Customer Contract’ with North West Shelf Shipping Service Company, Australia (NWSSSC). The 20-year-old LNG vessels Northwest Seaeagle and Northwest Sandpiper are scheduled to enter Sembawang Shipyard in June and
September 2012 respectively for major repairs and upgrading which, when completed, will further extend the vessels’ trading lives for another 10 years or more.