In the wake of the current Covid 19 pandemic affecting economies across all industries and experiencing sharp lockdown globally, Singapore is not spared the impact of the pandemic.
With the implementation of stringent corona virus measures, the Singapore Government has responded strongly to contain the outbreak positively and progressively workers were allowed to resume work in most sectors.
Glow Marine Pte Ltd (GlowMarine), a privately owned enterprise has successfully launched a 42.30metre Aluminium Catamaran amid this pandemic at Marinteknik Shipbuilders in Jurong, Singapore in April 2021.
The new Twin-Deck vessel was named KAI SHIUAN 8 during a traditional blessing of Chinese prayer offering.
KAI SHIUAN 8 is designed and built to the requirements of Bureau Veritas and Taiwan CR Classification Society and comply with IMO International Code of Safety for HighSpeed Craft. KAI SHIUAN 8 will be delivered to her Taiwanese owner in Taiwan, the passenger vessel will be deployed for inter-island ferry services plying along the routes along the coastal waters in Taiwan.
The 10.30metre body width Catamaran has a capacity of 388 passengers, furnished with leather seating ensuring optimum comfort and safety for onboard passengers and other feature for wheelchair-bound travellers.
The propulsion system comprised of 4 units MTU 12V2000M86 main engines empowering 4 units Kamewa 56-4 waterjets via 4 units ZF3050 gearboxes and is capable of a speed in excess of 38knots during sea trial.
Mr Patrick Han, Asst Director, Economic Division, from Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, toured the vessel with his entourage.
The meeting with the visitors was positive and encouraging. Prior to this present project, GlowMarine has delivered a 42.30metre Catamaran in year 2017 and another 41.0metre Mono Hull in 2018 to their owner in Taiwan.
Mr Alan Chang, Executive Director, GlowMarine, said, “With today’s market condition, GlowMarine has plan to embark on an expansion programme and widen the scope of its activities while responsive to the market.”
GloMarine services include: Design; Build and Management.
To provide design consultancy with proposed design concepts tailored to each individual client’s requirements based on proven designs.
To construct vessels in the most innovative, economic ways and in friendly locations.
To provide the owners with consultancy on the entire range of Project and Fleet Management.
Glow Marine Pte Ltd was established as a “One Stop Marine Solution Provider “. The Company has deep and wide experience in design, project management, fabrication and ship operation. These capabilities enable the company to swiftly assess and complete all complex projects and adapt to any prevailing market situations.