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All aboard for Singapore Maritime Week

OUR friends at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) tell us that Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), which is on next week, will gather the international maritime community for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events marking all things maritime.

They also say the range of activities and events they and various industry stakeholders and research and educational ...more

Mencast taps AI to ride out O&M downturn


IF Mencast Holdings' chief executive gets his way, the small-cap offshore and marine-linked player could emerge as a pioneer in tapping artificial intelligence (AI) for its maintenance, repairs and overhaul (MRO) operations here as it seeks to ride out a prolonged downturn.

Towards this end, Mencast intends to go commercial with the digital twin technology that it helped ...more

Kim Heng secures one-year charter for two vessels


KIM Heng Offshore & Marine (O&M) Holdings has secured a one-year charter commencing this month for two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

The contract for the two vessels, Bridgewater 131 and Bridgewater 132, involves support for offshore drilling activities in Malaysia. The vessels will service project or projects operated by an independent oil company and a national ...more

Sinanju orders first dual-fuel LNG-powered bunker tanker

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LICENSED marine fuel supplier Sinanju Tankers Holdings has placed a newbuild order with a unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) for Singapore's first dual-fuel bunker tanker to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Valued at more than US$10 million by industry estimates, the order is for a 7,990-deadweight tonne tanker to be flagged and built in Singapore; it is scheduled ...more

SembMarine unit bags FPSO contract from TechnipFMC


A UNIT of mainboard-listed Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has secured a contract from TechnipFMC to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of hull and living quarters for a newbuild floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters' contract with TechnipFMC - a UK-based company that provides complete project life cycle ...more

Navigating a changing shipping industry

Roundtable participants:

- Venkatraman Sheshashayee, CEO, Miclyn Express Offshore, Singapore - Hassan Basma, Founder and CEO, HBA Offshore, Singapore - Murali Pany, Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Singapore - Michael P. Elwert, Group CEO, Elektrans GroupModerator: Francis KanThe Business Times

The Business Times: What are the key challenges ahead for ship owners ...more

Awilco Drilling confirms US$425m rig-building award to Keppel O&M


AWILCO Drilling Plc has confirmed a US$425 million contract award to Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) for the construction of a mid-water, harsh-environment semi-submersible drilling rig.

The contract awarded to the offshore and marine arm of Keppel Corporation called upon the yard group to complete the rig construction in the first quarter of 2021.

Keppel O&M has ...more

Port automation imperative for Singapore: Kalmar


AUTOMATION is not a matter of choice for the Singapore port - it is an imperative if the port nation wants to continue to draw large box ships and major shipping lines to its shores, says a leading port equipment supplier.

Kalmar's senior vice-president of APAC Peter Mclean tells The Business Times that with automation, a port gains consistency in its service standards ...more

Keppel set to land US$425m rig-building deal


THE offshore and marine arm of Keppel Corporation has won a letter of intent (LOI) for potentially the first rig-building project to be awarded during this protracted offshore and marine (O&M) downturn.

Keppel O&M's subsidiary Keppel Fels has signed an LOI with Awilco Drilling Plc for the construction of a harsh-environment semi-submersible rig and an option to build up ...more

Singapore M&OE remains relevant despite headwinds


SINGAPORE will stay relevant in the global marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) industry despite the recent headwinds from a prolonged sectoral downturn.

This is a key message embedded in an industry transformation roadmap (ITM) launched on Thursday for the M&OE sector.

The roadmap drawn up by a multi-agency team led by the Economic Development Board (EDB) targets ...more
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