Sembcorp Marine subsidiary completes first vessel repair project

18 May 2016 (Last Updated May 18th, 2016 18:30)

Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), the Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has completed its first vessel repair project.

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Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), the Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has completed its first vessel repair project.

Repair works performed at the yard were conducted on the cargo hatch cover including refurbishment work done on the main deck supporting foundations for Olympic Gemini, a bulk carrier managed by Athens-based Springfield Shipping Company.

The 228.99m-long vessel with a deadweight of 82,992mt, bearing the Marshall Islands flag, has left the shipyard after a week of repair.

Springfield Shipping Company representative said: "We are committed to further this relationship with Springfield Shipping Company and to continue creating value through delivering cost-competitive, efficient and timely solutions that meet high standards of safety, quality and service excellence."

Spread across 82.5 hectares, EJA provides integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions to customers in the South Atlantic, mainly in Brazil and Latin America, Gulf of Mexico and West African markets.

"Spread across 82.5 hectares, EJA provides integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions to customers in the South Atlantic."

The yard contains 1.6km of coastline and a 1km integrated quay providing ample berthage and deep waters of minus 16m allowing the transit of deep-draft vessels and rigs.

It also includes warehouse facilities, mechanical, piping, electrical workshops and a highly automated steel fabrication facility along with painting, blasting, pre-treatment and sub-assembly capabilities.

Module integration and heavy lifting at the yard are supported by a large Brazil-flagged giant floating crane, which has a lifting capacity of 3,600t.

The yard will also open a new floating dock with a lifting capacity of 85,000t, following its completion.

EJA can also support the construction of drillships, semi-submersible and jack-up rigs, platforms and supply vessels along with FPSO integration and topside modules fabrication.


Image: An aerial view of EJA shipyard. Photo: courtesy of Sembcorp Marine Ltd.