Singmarine Acquires Two Docks To Cope With Increased Work Volume

To cope with the increasing volume of work in both shipbuilding and repair, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering, the shipbuilding arm of Keppel Corporation of Singapore, has acquired two floating docks, one from Belgium and the other from Ireland. The docks are expected to become operational by the end of the year.

The Belgian dock, with a length of 374 feet long and a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons, can accommodate vessels up to 10,000 dwt. The 176- foot-long dock from Ireland can accommodate vessels up to 30,000 tons and has a 10,000-ton capacity. Newbuilding and repair contracts secured recently by Singmarine from owners in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe include building a 9,300-ton chemical tanker for Mediterranean di Navigasionea, and a containership for a Papua New Guinea owner; conversion of two Korean fishing vessels and upgrading an Australian fishing vessel.

A spokesman for Singmarine said the group would continue to expand its market share in the region. For free literature on the facilities and capabilities of Singamarine,

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