SembCorp Marine said on Thursday its unit Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd has signed a $38.8 million contract to build a cable-laying and repair vessel for ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd. It said in a statement the contract had a further option for an additional two identical vessels. The 9,650-dwt vessel was scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2002. Jurong Shipyard had an orderbook of $123 million for construction of six units of 1,090 TEU container vessels
with deliveries scheduled between the end of this year to 2002.