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December 10, 2012

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Sembcorp Marine makes sure a contract for the maintenance of the ships of Royal Caribbean Cruises

Nel 2013 and 2014 previewed intense activities for 41-57 million dollars

The navalmeccanico plant Sembcorp Marine (group Sembawang Shipyard) has made sure an important contracted with the crocieristico group American Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL), than it has been entrusted to the ship yard of Singapore in order to carry out intense activities of repair, maintenance and potenziamento to the ships from cruise of own fleet operated with the marks Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisières de France that operate in the Asian region.

The contract has been undersigned to Miami from the vice president Technical Project and Newbuildings and from vice-president Marine Operations of RCL, Kevin Douglas and Svein Taklo, and from the managing director of Sembawang Shipyard, Wong Lee-Lin. “The choice of Sembawang Shipyard which our partner in the Far East - Douglas has declared - is online with the strategy of Royal Caribbean to develop the crocieristica activity in Asia, since we see Asia, and in particular China and Singapore, which our markets key. Sembawang Shipyard - it has added - is considered one of the yards of naval repair more efficient competent and technically of the world for that it regards the repair and the modernization of the ships from cruise. Our recent experiences with Sembawang Shipyard, that they include the success of the restructure of the Rhapsody of the Seas of the Royal Caribbean International, in occasion of which we have been able to verify the dedication and the engagement demonstrated from the staff of the yard - Douglas has explained - has given the certainty to Royal Caribbean to have in the long term found the just partner that it comprises the urgent necessity of our company. For this reason we are trusting that this collaboration as soon as signed with Sembawang Shipyard it will give to benefits to both the organizations for that it regards the planning and execution of our intense activities in the dry docks from the rapidity, point of view of safety and economization”.

Manifesting satisfaction for the confidence come to an agreement to the company from Royal Caribbean, the managing director of Sembawang Shipyard, Wong Lee-Lin, it has remembered that the yard of Singapore “during the last few years has been concentrated mainly on the development of markets of niche in strong increase, one of which - it has explained - it is that of the repair, modernization and conversion of the ships from cruise. From the 1970 - it has emphasized Lee-Lin - Sembawang it has repaired and upgraded with success beyond 150 fleeting ships. We have created a “culture of the ships from cruise” and a staff with the characteristic adapted ones, the just formation and experience in order to deliver with success ships from cruise in the times previewed and with elevated standard of quality”.

The contract which signed from the company of Singapore with the group American Royal Caribbean Cruises includes two ships from cruise that will enter in the basins of Sembawang Shipyard between 2013 and 2014 in order to carry out intense activities of the previewed cost of 50-70 million dollars of Singapore (41-57 million USA dollars).

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