Sembcorp Marine wins Lloyd’s List Asia Shipyard of the Year Award 2014
Sembcorp Marine won the prestigious Shipyard of the Year award at the 2014 Awards, which recognises excellence in the shipping and maritime industry. The awards dinner and ceremony was held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on 30 October 2014, where industry leaders and major players in the maritime sector were in attendance. A global leader in the marine and offshore industry, Sembcorp Marine was awarded this accolade for the first time based on its proven track record in ship repair, shipbuilding, ship conversion, rig building and offshore engineering & construction as well as its key contributions to the sector, the company said in its press release.
A key contributing factor of Sembcorp Marine’s award achievement is the newly launched state-of-the-art Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas (SIY @ Tuas) which commenced operations in August 2013. The SIY @ Tuas is designed to maximise operational synergy, production efficiency and critical mass with optimised docking and berthing facilities, an improved dock and quay ratio, a centralised work-efficient layout and integrated facilities.
Capable of serving a wide range of vessels and rigs, including VLCCs, new generations of mega containerships, LNG carriers and passenger ships, Phase I of the new yard is equipped with four VLCC drydocks with a total dock capacity of 1.55 million deadweight tonnes as well as finger piers and basin lengths totalling 3.9 kilometres. The 73.3-hectare Phase I new yard facility forms the first phase of the 206-hectare Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas which is being built in three phases. Phase II of the new yard, which spans 34.5 hectares, is expected to commence operations in the next three to four years.
Sembcorp Marine’s continued drive towards workplace safety and health, and commitment towards sustainable growth were also contributing factors that impressed the judges.