Sembmarine Wins Offshore & Marine Engineering Award

mr wong weng sun receiving award

By MarEx 2015-04-22 14:27:14

Sembcorp Marine is proud to be the winner of the prestigious Offshore & Marine Engineering Award at the biennial Singapore International Maritime Awards 2015 organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held yesterday on April 21, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Mr. Wong Weng Sun, Sembcorp Marine’s President & CEO, received the Offshore & Marine Engineering Award from Guest-of-Honor Mr. Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Defense, during the awards ceremony and gala dinner. Sembcorp Marine was among 11 industry partners honored at the awards event organized by MPA in conjunction with the 10th Singapore Maritime Week 2015.

Sembcorp Marine was accorded the Offshore & Marine Engineering Award this year by an independent judging panel, comprising key MPA and industry representatives, in recognition of the Group’s significant contributions towards the development of Singapore’s offshore and marine engineering sector.

With its early beginnings in 1963, Sembcorp Marine is a key industry pioneer leading the growth of the marine and offshore sector in Singapore. The Group’s successful foray into offshore engineering, FPSO conversion and rig building in the 80s and 90s had helped paved the way for Singapore’s achievements as a global leader in the marine and offshore industry, one of the world’s top rig builders and a major international maritime center.

With its continuous investments in R&D and innovation, the Group has developed its own proprietary designs and critical components for rigs and ships as well as innovative engineering, construction and operational processes that further enhance productivity, efficiency and standards of excellence

The opening of Sembcorp Marine’s new yard facility Sembmarine Integrated Yard at Tuas is another key thrust of the Group's strategy to grow its home-base operations and further sharpen Singapore’s competitive edge in the marine and offshore industry. The 73.3-hectare Phase I new yard, which commenced operations in August 2013, is equipped with four VLCC drydocks totaling 1.55 million dwt in capacity, including Asia’s longest and deepest ship repair drydock (412m x 66m x -11m) capable of docking containerships of up to 18,000 TEU and Singapore’s widest drydock (360m x 89m x -8.5m) designed to accommodate jack-ups and semi-submersible rigs. The yard is also equipped with a special reinforced load-out area for offshore platforms of up to 20,000T.

Phase II of the new yard, with marine works scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, will feature three graving docks – including two mid-sized 150,000 dwt drydocks with dimensions of 255m x 52m x -8m and a dedicated offshore drydock, among the widest in the region with dimensions of 255m x 110m x -12m for offshore rig building, upgrades and repairs. Facilities under Phase II also include the finger pier, quays and wharves which will offer customers a total berthage of approximately 2km with maximum water depth ranging from -9m to -18m, as well as a state-of-the-art steel fabrication facility which will offer a streamlined, seamless and extensively automated production process from steel stock yard to final assembly and finishing shop.

With the enhanced facilities, the Sembmarine Integrated Yard at Tuas will have capabilities to service a broader spectrum of vessels ranging from mid-sized to Suezmax commercial ships and to provide integrated offshore newbuilding, conversion, repair and upgrading solutions for offshore exploration and production units, jack-up & semisubmersible drilling rigs, drillships and specialized oil & gas vessels. This will enable Sembcorp Marine to deliver value-added cost-competitive solutions for its global customers as well as further contribute to the growth of Maritime Singapore.

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