Sembcorp Marine Ltd, via its wholly owned subsidiaries, Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) and Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding Pte Ltd (SMSS), and the institution of a Particular Goal Entity “Polar 1 Construção Naval SPE Ltda”, has secured an EPC Contract valued at about USD150 million (roughly SGD200 million) from Emgepron, a state-owned firm linked to the Ministry of Defence in Brazil. The Engineering, Procurement and Development contract entails a newbuild assist vessel, the NApAnt, for the Brazilian Navy for scientific analysis deployment within the Antarctic. Measuring 93.9 metres in size, 18.5 metres in width and weighing about 5,800 metric tonnes with a draft of six metres, the NApAnt is constructed to navigational ice subject requirements, categorized as P-6. Development of the brand new vessel will begin in 2022 with scheduled completion within the third quarter of 2025. On completion, NApAnt will substitute the ocean assist vessel (NApOc) Ary Rongel (H-44) which is approaching the tip of its life cycle. The vessel is anticipated so as to add a brand new operative dimension to the Brazilian Antarctic Programme. The venture shall be executed via EJA yard in Brazil to adjust to the requirement of native content material whereas drawing from the pooled sources of Sembcorp Marine world community together with the in depth data and expertise of SMSS within the design and development of high-performance and specialised vessels.

Admiral Jose Augusto Vieira Da Cunha De Menezes, Normal Director of Materials of Navy stated, “The acquisition of the brand new Antarctic Help Ship by the Brazilian Navy is of strategic significance for the nation, thus offering the upkeep of the Brazilian presence within the Antarctic continent and the continuity of the scientific analysis that has been carried out on the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.”


Mr William Goh, Chairman of EJA stated, “The Firm is happy that its proposal fulfilled key venture standards of vessel efficiency and specification; sturdy enterprise monetary mannequin; rigorous development methodology; together with detailed lifecycle administration and built-in logistical assist. We’re privileged to assist the Brazilian Navy’s oceanographic and scientific programme within the Antarctic via this venture.”

Mr Guhan Thangavelu, President of EJA stated, “We’re grateful to Emgepron and the Brazilian Navy for selecting EJA and Sembcorp Marine, and for the boldness on our confirmed designs and previous experiences. This can be a strategic venture for the yard, enabling EJA to leverage the Group’s area data, professional capabilities in EPC and venture integration, in addition to EJA´s capabilities to undertake options for Polar Class (DP2) Vessels.”

Vice-Admiral Edesio Teixiera Lima Junior, Head of Emgepron stated, “It’s an honour for the Emgepron (Administration Firm of Naval Tasks) to take part, in partnership with the Brazilian Navy and Polar 1 Construcao Naval SPE Ltda, in such an vital enterprise, which is able to present the Brazilian shipbuilding naval business to affix the restricted circle of these able to constructing ships with functionality of working within the icy polar areas.”

This Contract shouldn’t be anticipated to have any materials impression on the web tangible property and earnings per share of the Group for the 12 months ending 31 December 2022. Sembcorp Marine’s clients embrace main vitality corporations, homeowners of floating manufacturing models, transport corporations and cruise and ferry operators. They’re supported by 4 business models: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms and Specialised Shipbuilding. Sembcorp Marine Ltd supplies progressive engineering options to the worldwide offshore, marine and vitality industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has near 60 years of monitor report within the design and development of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, in addition to within the restore, upgrading and conversion of various ship sorts. Sembcorp Marine’s options give attention to the next areas: Renewables, Course of, Fuel, Ocean Residing and Superior Drilling Rigs. Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and different services in Singapore, Indonesia, the UK, Norway and Brazil.