Sale Of Jack-up Rig, Ex-West Elara To Vietsovpetro

Vietnam, Dec 08, 2009

Sembcorp Marine wishes to announce that its subsidiary PPL Shipyard (PPL) has signed a contract to sell a jack-up rig under construction to Vietsovpetro, the National Oil Company of Vietnam.

As per Sembcorp Marine’s SGX-net announcement dated 7 November 2009, PPL Shipyard exercised its right to acquire from its owner the rig which is under construction. Following the acquisition, PPL proceeded to sell it to Vietsovpetro, which has now taken ownership.

Construction work is progressing as per schedule with delivery due in 3Q 2010. The jack-up rig is built based on the proven PPL Pacific 375 Deep Drilling Jack-up design.

The above transaction will have a positive contribution to the earnings per share of Sembcorp Marine for the year ending December 31, 2009 arising from the revenue and profit recognition based on percentage of recognition method.

For media and analysts enquiries, please contact:

Ms Judy Han
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations & Communications
Tel No: 65-62627203
Fax No: 65-62610738
Email: judy@sembcorpmarine.com.sg
Website: www.sembcorpmarine.com.sg

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