Singapore’s Historic Sembawang Shipyard [Photos]

Last year I had the unique opportunity to tour Sembawang Shipyard on the northern coast of Singapore. The last time I had been there was in 2001 and it was my first point of entry into Singapore while my ship, USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964), spent a few days having work done mid-deployment. It was exciting to be back to see, with a bit more perspective on the … [Read more...]

Offshore Market Update |”It’s Natural to be Nervous”

The mood in Singapore last week while attending Sea Asia was, for the most part, quite subdued as everyone was looking at each other wondering what the future was going to bring. As huge reductions in capital expenditures by the oil majors struck the drilling sector last year, the trickle-down effect has left carnage in its wake as modern offshore support vessels sit idle at … [Read more...]

Sembcorp Marine to Convert Euronav VLCCs for Kaombo Project

Three months after winning the $4 billion project to supply and operate a pair of FPSOs offshore Angola for Total, Saipem has selected Sembcorp Marine's Sembawang Shipyard to undertake the S$600 million (USD $483.2 million) project to convert two ~315,000 ton deadweight Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) into two turret-moored FPSOs. The Olympia and Antarctica are currently … [Read more...]

Austal and Sembawang Shipyard Announce Strategic Partnership

Austal Shipbuilding and and Singapore-based Sembawang Shipyard have announced a strategic partnership aimed at providing life-cycle services specifically tailored to the US Navy’s fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV), both of which are expected to operate in the Asia-Pacific region. The first LCS is expected to deploy to Singapore in … [Read more...]