Singapore: Sembcorp Marine announced that it will invest in a multi-functional steel fabrication facility which will significantly enhance automation and productivity at its offshore rig building, conversion and production and ship-repair businesses.
The new facility, which will be located at Sembmarine’s new Tuas yard, will offer a streamlined, seamless and extensively automated production process from steel stock yard to final assembly and finishing shop. Total investment in the fabrication facility is approximately S$222m.
“When Phase II is completed, we will have seven dry docks in operation including the four VLCC docks in Phase One. This will give the yard greater flexibility and enable us to keep work flowing continuously,” said Sembcorp Marine president & ceo Wong Weng Sun. [11/09/14]