Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Becomes RCL Favoured Shipyard
Sembcorp's Sembawang Shipyard gets ship repair Favoured Customer Contract (FCC) from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL).
The contract, signed in Miami, Florida, USA, by Mr. Kevin Douglas, Vice President of Technical Projects and Newbuildings for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Mr. Svein Taklo, Vice President, Marine Operations for Royal Caribbean International, and Ms. Wong Lee- Lin, Executive Director, Sembawang Shipyard, commits the repairs, revitalisation and upgrading of its fleet of passenger ships cruising in the Singapore region to Sembawang Shipyard.
Royal Caribbean is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisières de France.
The contract also commits to joint planning, information and experience sharing, thus leveraging complementary resources to achieve sustainable targets in the areas of HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), logistics management, quality, cost-efficiency and on- schedule deliveries, which are key performance indicators for high quality cruise vessels maintenance.
The signing of this Favoured Customer Contract will include two cruise ships calling at Sembawang Shipyard for major revitalization and a third ship for drydocking and repairs between January 2013 to 2014 with total estimated sales ranging from S$50 million to S$70 million, depending on the scope of repairs and upgrading packages of the ships.
Mr. Kevin Douglas, Vice President, Technical Projects and Newbuildings, Royal Caribbean Cruises said “The selection of Sembawang Shipyard as our partner in the Far East is in line with Royal Caribbean’s strategy to grow our cruise business in Asia as we see Asia, in particular, China and Singapore as our key markets."