Singmarine Wins $16 Million Contract For New Chemical Tanker

Singapore shipbuilder Singmarine Industries Limited, through its ship repair and shipbuilding division, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte. Ltd., has been awarded its first Italian newbuilding contract, worth $16.2 million.

The order calls for the construction of a sophisticated 9,300-dwt chemical tanker for Mediterranea Di Navigazione, and is to date the largest single vessel contract received by Singmarine Dockyard.

When completed, the 407-foot long tanker will have a cargo capacity of 11,000 cubic meters and will be capable of storing three different types of chemicals. Its center and side tanks can also accommodate chemicals up to IMO II and IMO III classes, respectively. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for mid-1991. Singmarine Dockyard has recently acquired the 35-acre yard in Jurong, formerly owned and operated by Marathon LeTourneau. Development of this facility, designated the Main yard, is well underway. Upon its completion, Singmarine will have the capacity to build large, more sophisticated ships up to 490 feet. For literature containing complete details on the services offered by Singmarine dockyard,

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