SINGAPORE, July 3 (Reuters) - Singapore rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had executed a search warrant on its shipyard in Brazil as part of an ongoing graft investigation.
Sembcorp said the search was in relation to investigations against a former consultant Guilherme Esteves de Jesus and the former president of the shipyard Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz, Martin Cheah Kok Choon.
It added the investigations related to “Operation Car Wash” - a huge bribery case that has engulfed corporate and political worlds in Brazil for years.
“The search warrant was in connection with the on-going investigations related to the “Operacao Lava Jato” (Operation Car Wash) in Brazil,” Sembcorp Marine said in a statement.
“The Company has co-operated fully with the Brazilian Federal Police and provided materials within the scope of the warrant.”
Rival Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd’s agreed in late 2017 to pay a $422 million fine to resolve charges it bribed Brazilian officials. (Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Michael Perry)