Sembcorp Marine's Unit EJA Completes First Repair Job at its Brazil Yard

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd.reported Tuesday that its wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) has marked a key operational milestone with the successful completion of the yard’s first vessel repair project.

The Olympic Gemini, a bulk carrier managed by Athe Company, left EJA May 12 after a week of repair renewal works on the main deck supporting foundations.

Flagged in Marshall Islands, the 2006-built vessel measures 751 feet (228.99 meters) by 106 feet (32.26 meters) by 65 feet (19.90 meters) and has a deadweight of 82,992 metric tons.

A Springfield Shipping Company representative said: "We are impressed with the comprehensive facilities and dedicated service offerred by EJA. We commend the EJA team for their fast turnaround, close collaboration and strong commitment in ensuring a successful repair operation despite the short notice and tight schedule. Springfield Shipping Company looks forward to working with EJA again."

EJA is well-positioned to provide integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions to customers in the South Atlantic, in particular Brazil and Latin America, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa markets. Spanning 203.9 acres (82.5 hectares), the integrated yard features a 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) quay with ample berthage and deepwaters of minus 52.5 feet (16 meters) that enable deep-draft vessels and rigs to berth with ease.

EJA is well-equipped with warehouse facilities, mechanical, piping and electrical workshops, a highly automated steel fabrication facility, as well as painting, blasting, pre-treatment and sub-assembly capabilities."

Supporting the yard's operation is a Brazil-flagged giant floating crane with a lifting capacity of 3,600 tons that is capable of modules integratin and heavy lifting operations. Upon full completion, the yard will also have a new floating dock with a lifting capacity of 85,000 tons.

In addition to marine and offshore repairs, modification and upgrading, EJA has capabilities to undertake the construction of drillships, semisubmersibles and jackups, platforms and supply vessels; as well as FPSO integration and topside modules fabrication.

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