Sembcorp Marine top LNG repair activity in 2017
Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine said its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier repair business remained ‘top of the global list’. The company’s president and CEO Wong Weng Sun said in a press statement: ". In the area of LNG carrier repairs, Sembcorp Marine tops the list globally for the fifth time with a total of 34 LNG ships repaired and upgraded in 2017." He added: "We have continuously enhanced and broadened our LNG engineering solutions, repair and upgrade capabilities and facilities to provide holistic solutions to LNG owners and managers." Demand for repairs and upgrades, especially for LNG carriers and cruise ships remains strong, it said. Regulations on ballast water treatment requirements coming into force in the foreseeable future will further underpin the potential of this segment. "We completed a total of 11 ballast water treatment systems installation and retrofits in 2017 for various owners, using different types of treatment systems to meet unique customers’ requirements. Despite the deferment of implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention to 2019, there remains an ongoing requirement for the installation of ballast water treatment systems by IMO for newbuilds and under US Coast Guard regulations for vessels navigating through US waters," the statement said.