SembCorp to Build Jackup Barge for Saudi Aramco

Jurong Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, has received a Letter of Award from Saudi Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for the design, construction and delivery of a Self-Elevating Heavy-lift Jack-up Barge. The contract value is approximately US$180 million.

Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2010, this Jack-up Barge is a four-legged, self-elevating heavy-lift, subsea pipe line repair and maintenance support unit, designed for operations in water depths between 5 to 60 meters in the Arabian Gulf. The jack-up barge structure, machinery and the systems will be built for a life span of 30 years and with 15 moves per year. Capable of continuous operations for 14 days, the Jack-up Barge is also designed to withstand 50 years survival storm conditions and in elevated conditions from any direction.

Mr. Don Lee, Senior General Manager, Offshore Division said "Jurong Shipyard is pleased with the award from a prestigious company like Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. The contract was won through international bidding and amid stringent pre-qualification standards stipulated by Saudi Aramco. Jurong Shipyard's quality of work and good safety track record were criteria strongly emphasized by Saudi Aramco in the selection of a shipyard of their choice."

Barring unforeseen circumstances, SembCorp Marine expects a positive contribution to its earnings from the contract. However, this contract is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of SembCorp Marine for the year ending December 31, 2006.