Sembcorp Marine’s Brazil subsidiary completes first vessel repair project
Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) has marked a key operational milestone with the successful completion of the yard’s first vessel repair project, the company said in its press release.
The Olympic Gemini, a bulk carrier managed by Athens-based Springfield Shipping Company, left EJA on May 12 after a week of repair to her cargo hatch cover and renewal works on the main deck supporting foundations.
Flagged in Marshall Islands, the 2006-built vessel measures 228.99m by 32.26m by 19.90m and has a deadweight of 82,992MT.
EJA is well-positioned to provide integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions to customers in the South Atlantic, in particular Brazil and Latin America, Gulf of Mexico and West African markets. Spanning 82.5 hectares, the integrated yard features a 1.6km coastline and a 1km quay with ample berthage and deep waters of minus 16m that enable deep-draft vessels and rigs to berth with ease.
EJA is well-equipped with warehouse facilities, mechanical, piping and electrical workshops, a highly automated steel fabrication facility, as well as painting, blasting, pre-treatment and sub-assembly capabilities.
Supporting the yard’s operation is a Brazil-flagged giant floating crane with a lifting capacity of 3,600 tonnes that is capable of modules integration and heavy lifting operations. Upon full completion, the yard will also have a new floating dock with a lifting capacity of 85,000 tonnes.
In addition to marine and offshore repairs, modification and upgrading, EJA has capabilities to undertake the construction of drillships, semi-submersible and jack-up rigs, platforms and supply vessels; as well as FPSO integration and topside modules fabrication.
About Sembcorp Marine
Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore and marine industry, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. The company focus on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.