SINGAPORE -- Teekay Shipping (Australia) has awarded Sembawang Shipyard a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of a dynamically positioned blue water research vessel. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will operate the vessel on behalf of the Australian Government for use by the Australian marine research community.
Upon completion and delivery in 2Q 2013, the vessel will be namedRV Investigator. It will be based in Hobart, Tasmania, and will operate from the tropical north to the Antarctic ice-edge and across the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans.
Recently, Sembawang Shipyard has been awarded three major upgrading projects: an upgrade of a dynamically positioned heavy-lift and pipelay vessel with a lifting capacity of up to 4,400 tons (3,991 metric tons); a LNG carrier longevity project; and an upgrade of a drillship.