Sembawang Plans 12 Refits in 2013

Star Cruises’ Superstar Gemini (right) and Genting World (left) completed repairs in Sembawang Shipyard in December 2012.Sembawang Shipyard ushered in 2013 with a series of four cruise ship jobs in January. Another eight cuise ships have been secured for refits in 2013 with total estimated sales in the region of S$60 million.

Sembawang Shipyard achieved a new milestone in its illustrious cruise ship refit track record when the Shipyard carried out concurrent repairs, upgrading and modification to four cruise ships during the first two weeks of January 2013. Currently undergoing major upgrading and revitalization works in the yard are Superstar Libra from Star Cruises and Legend of the Seas from Royal Caribbean  Cruises, the Shipyard’s new  Favoured  Customer  Contract  (FCC)  partner  since  December  2012. 

The Azamara  Journey,  also  from  Royal  Caribbean  Cruises,  completed  its  regular docking and repairs in Sembawang Shipyard and successfully sailed on January 13 2013 while another cruise ship, Henna, owned by HNA Group of China and managed by Star Cruises, completed its refit on January16 2013.

Mr Ong Poh Kwee, Deputy President of Sembcorp Marine said: “2013 is expected to be another busy year for Sembawang Shipyard in the area of cruise ship refits, upgrading and modification. Besides the four cruise ships in the shipyard in January, we have been awarded another eight cruise ship contracts for repair from various cruise ship owners and operators. These awards reinforce Sembawang Shipyard’s reputation as one of the world’s leading shipyards and Asia’s number one shipyard in highly specialised cruise ship repairs, refurbishment and conversion. We would like to thank our partners and customers for selecting Sembawang Shipyard to execute these prestigious and important contracts and for their trust and confidence in our capabilities.”

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