Singapore-listed offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has signed a construction contract worth USD1 billion with Heerema Offshore Services (HOS) to build the world’s largest DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV).
The engineering and construction contract is a follow-up to an earlier exclusive letter-of-intent signed between Sembcorp Marine’s wholly owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard and HOS in March 2015.
The NSCV is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018. It will be used for installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities worldwide. The design of the NSCV comes with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10,000 tonne lifting capacity each and a large reinforced work deck area. Heralded as the largest dual-fuel semi-submersible crane vessel in the world, the NSCV will be 220 m long, 102 m wide, and has a displacement of 273,700 tonnes.
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The NSCV will be constructed at Sembcorp Marine’s state-of-the-art Tuas Boulevard Yard, where a steel fabrication facility and another three dry docks are in place, including an offshore dock measuring 255 × 110 m.