Keppel Joins World Ocean Council

By MarEx 2014-01-27 19:07:00

Keppel Offshore and Marine, a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialized shipbuilding, has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).

Keppel O&M joins a growing number of companies from a wide range of industries that are distinguishing themselves as members of the international business leadership alliance on ocean sustainability, science and stewardship. With its headquarters in Singapore, Keppel O&M brings Singapore’s considerable maritime experience and expertise to the WOC and adds significantly to the increasing number of important firms from the Asia-Pacific region joining the WOC.

Keppel O&M’s CEO, Mr Tong Chong Heong, commented, “We are pleased and privileged to become a member of the World Ocean Council, which provides an unprecedented global, multi-industry forum for ocean companies to collaborate in addressing shared challenges and ensuring that responsible operations are good for the ocean and good for business. At Keppel O&M, apart from sustaining our hallmark execution excellence, we also strive to be resource-efficient and incorporate environmentally-friendly features in our rigs and vessels. We look forward to being part of the collaborations at the World Ocean Council to share and learn about best practices in sustainable operations.”

“The World Ocean Council is extremely pleased to welcome Keppel to our growing ocean business leadership alliance”, stated WOC CEO, Paul Holthus. “The Asia Pacific region is the center of tremendous levels and diversity of marine activity. Leadership and collaboration by the offshore and maritime sectors in the region are essential to tackling the ocean sustainability challenges and opportunities facing ocean industries,” Holthus added.

The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. Companies and associations worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science by joining the WOC. Members to date include over 70 leadership organizations from a wide range of ocean industries: oil and gas, shipping, seafood, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, maritime law, marine environmental services and other areas. 

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