Southeast Asia Emerges as a New Playground for Baudouin: Powering Change in Shipyards
French engine manufacturer Moteurs Baudouin, a division of Chinese-based Weichai Power, is fast becoming the company of choice for many shipyards throughout Southeast Asia.
Outperforming its competitors, Baudouin's 12M26.3 engine has garnered trust and loyalty from shipyards across the region. Additionally, the establishment of strategic service points, including Diesel Power Technologies (DPT), ensures uninterrupted operations and comprehensive after-sales support.
Baudouin's 12M26.3 Engine: The Game Changer
Baudouin's 12M26.3 marine engine has emerged as a game changer, surpassing the performance of its competitors. The 12M26.3 offers exceptional fuel efficiency, reliable service, and ease of installation. Its low consumption and outstanding engine performance have positioned it as the preferred choice for shipyards in Malaysia.
One shining example of the shipyards’ trust in Baudouin's 12M26.3 engine is evident in the success at Orela Shipyard in Indonesia. For instance, Orela Shipyard PT in Surabaya selected two 12M26.3 marine propulsion engines producing 1320 HP @1800 RPM for their 48-meter crew boat, the Arkarega, which supports the offshore oil and gas industry. Impressed by its reliability, fuel efficiency, and competitive pricing, Orela continued to choose the Baudouin 12M26.3 line for subsequent projects, including two crew boats and ten other vessels. Baudouin's engine is solidifying a trusted relationship with the shipyard.
Expanding Service Points Ensure Uninterrupted Operations
Baudouin recognizes the importance of establishing an extensive service network to cater to the needs of clients and shipyards. In the CIBU area, Fortune Marine and Diesel Power Technologies (DPT) are prominent service points for Baudouin engines. DPT has recently introduced a new service point in Malaysia, providing engine swaps and maintenance services. With a commitment to using Baudouin engines for repairing purposes, DPT ensures seamless operations for ships requiring servicing. The Pelican fleet, managed by Penguin Shipyards, is one such beneficiary of DPT's expertise and the availability of spare parts,
guaranteeing optimal performance and reduced downtime.
Additionally, Baudouin boasts a network of over a dozen service points in Southeast Asia including Semangat, Panja Utama, and Kaliber in Indonesia. These service points, supported by Baudouin's commitment to prompt delivery of genuine spare parts within 24 hours and unrivaled technical support, ensure that clients can rely on uninterrupted operations and efficient maintenance.
With its exceptional performance, reliability, and comprehensive support network, Baudouin's 12M26.3 engine has positioned Malaysia as a new playground for the company, gaining traction in the region's shipbuilding industry.
IMO Tier III Range Expands With New D13 Solutions
Volvo Penta has expanded its marine IMO Tier III range with new D13 solutions, demonstrating the company’s commitment to exceeding today’s best practice while in parallel innovating future technologies. The new solutions are already making contributions to society.
This latest launch expands the range of marine commercial Volvo Penta D13 IMO III solutions for IPS-1200, IPS-1350, D13-900, and D13-1000. Each package exceeds the strict IMO III standards and also offers customers the most compact IMO III solution on the market.
The Volvo Penta D13 IMO III package upgrade boasts a power output of up to 735 kW for inboard and auxiliary applications and is approved for E3 and C1 cycles. The reduction in NOx and hydrocarbon (HC) will decrease from currently permitted levels of 5.6 g/kWh down to 2.0 g/kWh.
The SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system can be installed in either a vertical or horizontal position, thanks to the brand-new seamlessly rotating outlet, which adds to the versatility of this complete solution.
These latest advancements in efficiency exceed IMO III compliance, demonstrating the Volvo Penta ethos of pushing design beyond its limit rather than settling for base requirements.
Outstanding solutions for critical operations
On the water, the new Volvo Penta D13 IMO III solutions mean that high-speed vessels can easily comply with IMO III requirements.
Volvo Penta and Norwegian shipyard Måløy Verft have just delivered the first installation of the new Volvo Penta D13-1000 IMO III package: the new Norwegian ambulance boat Rosesol is a 23-meter high-speed fiberglass catamaran with an 8-meter beam, powered by twin Volvo Penta D13-1000 IMO III. Rosesol is capable of speeds of more than 30 knots. The new vessel launched in May 2022 and now services an area on the country’s west coast spanning some 100 nautical miles and more than 200 islands.
“In this region it’s necessary to have an ambulance boat because it’s not possible to go to the hospital by car,” said Kjell Augestad-Mjåtvedt, Captain of the Rosesol. “This vessel’s impressive speed and fuel efficiency are important because of the distances we cover – time is critical for many patients.
“The most important performance for an ambulance vessel like this is to be able to maintain high speed in tough conditions. We now have the capability of 30-plus knots, not only on flat seas but also in gales and rough water,” said Captain Augestad-Mjåtvedt.
Kristian Lundebrekke, CEO of the shipyard Måløy Verft, said: “What is special about this ambulance vessel starts with the high demands set by the Norwegian government. We need to meet tough sea conditions, we need to be operative every day of the year – reliable – and we need to be environmentally friendly.”
“Volvo Penta delivers a complete package for what we need. The complete engines include the SCR unit, which makes for an easy install, it is all easy to use and understand, and they deliver low weight and stable power output. These are all important factors for us.”
Continuous improvements toward sustainability
Based on extensively tested Volvo Group technology, the solution has already proved itself in tough marine conditions, having undergone extensive testing at sea. The system is built to handle high
sulfur fuel (up to 1000 ppm) and cope with high back pressure while maintaining engine efficiency and drivability.
The new Volvo Penta D13 IMO III package upgrade follows the earlier releases of the Volvo Penta D13 offer for marine commercial, D8, and D16 solutions that also meet the stringent IMO III requirements.
Volvo Penta is working on numerous pathways to support its customers’ sustainability journeys – through improvements in efficiency, emission reductions, and later, by enabling seamless integration of hybrid power and alternative fuel solutions.
“Our primary focus remains on innovating tomorrow’s premium sustainable marine propulsion solutions, plus we are equally responsible for advancing today’s best practice,” says Johan Inden, president of the Volvo Penta Marine business. “So, in parallel to developing future hybrid and alternative fuel solutions, the new D13 IMO III solutions demonstrate our commitment to continually improving the efficiency and performance of every Volvo Penta product.”
Compact and flexible
The Volvo Penta IMO Tier III solution is the most compact on the market – making the transition to IMO III compliance simple, both for Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) and traditional inboard shaft installations. The compact design means that existing Volvo Penta IPS-powered vessels will be able to fit the system without engine room alterations.
Fully integrated system
Volvo Penta supplies a fully integrated system that is designed, developed, and manufactured by one company. So, customers can expect the same professional streamlined aftermarket support that Volvo Penta is renowned for. In addition to this, the Volvo Penta SCR system does not require service, as it has the same life span as the engine it is coupled with same or better fuel efficiency
Volvo Penta has been able to fulfill IMO III targets while reducing fuel consumption. Despite the SCR adding exhaust backpressure, the engine power output remains unchanged.
“We have gained a lot of experience during the years of designing after-treatment systems within the Volvo Group and for our industrial and Marine Commercial offerings,” says Björn Rönnvall, Product Manager, Volvo Penta. “This has enabled us to finetune the solution – extending its lifespan, maintaining, and even bettering, its fuel consumption – and delivering all this in a compact, flexible package. Ultimately, we want to make this transition as simple as possible for our customers – supporting them and the ocean environment we all love.”
SEATRIUM-TCOMS OCEAN LAB ESTABLISHED TO ADVANCE DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF SMART OCEAN SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
– Seatrium Limited (Seatrium) and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) announced the establishment of the Seatrium-TCOMS Ocean Lab to advance the design and operational performance of smart ocean systems and infrastructure. A master research collaboration agreement was signed on 27 April 2023 by the Chief Executive Officers of Seatrium and TCOMS, Mr Chris Ong and Professor Chan Eng Soon respectively, and witnessed by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Ms Low Yen Ling, Mr Mark Gainsborough, Chairman of Seatrium, and Mr Frederick Chew, Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
With this agreement Seatrium and TCOMS will jointly pursue five main research thrusts centred on offshore renewable energy such as floating offshore wind systems; cleaner oil and gas solutions including smart floating production platforms; smart marine systems such as autonomous vessels and green ships; new energy solutions including ammonia (NH3), hydrogen (H2) and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS); as well as digitalisation & data analytics for enhanced predictability and reliability of ocean systems and its infrastructure.
The agreement builds on joint projects conducted over the past five years between TCOMS and Seatrium, ranging from the digital twinning of autonomous tugs and offshore energy systems to the design evolution and validation of future offshore wind platforms and marine infrastructure. Some of the projects made use of the TCOMS ocean basin facility which can recreate extreme ocean conditions that may be faced by ocean systems and infrastructure across their asset lifecycle. Information derived from numerical simulations and physical tests in the ocean basin enable the industry’s designers and TCOMS’ scientists to validate how the ocean systems will perform. They will also use this knowledge to enhance their system’s field performance, through technologies such as digital twinning enabled by smart sensing, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Mr Chris Ong, CEO of Seatrium, said, “We are glad to partner with a world class research centre like TCOMS to advance our capabilities in the area of offshore renewables, new energy and cleaner solutions for the offshore, marine and energy industries. This collaboration will allow us to accelerate our strategic growth into the renewable and clean energy segments and further diversify our business portfolio into new areas of offshore renewables, electrification, gas value chain as well as carbon capture and storage Page 2 of 5 solutions. Co-innovation by talents in both organisations will enable testing, simulations, digital twinning and analysis to be performed in this world class ocean basin facility. We look forward to push new boundaries of engineering excellence to create transformative and sustainable offshore, marine and energy solutions for a greener future.”
“Singapore is putting strong emphasis on the development and commercialisation of innovative sustainability solutions, to achieve our nation’s long-term climate goals and to capture global opportunities in the green economy. Open innovation and public-private partnerships will be key. We look forward to the strong partnership between TCOMS and Seatrium to co-innovate new solutions, particularly in the maritime domain, and to solve real-world challenges in the global transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Mr Frederick Chew, CEO of A*STAR.
Professor Chan Eng Soon, Chief Executive Officer of TCOMS, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Seatrium in their transformative journey to develop innovative engineering solutions for the offshore, marine and new energy industries, especially in advancing the design and operational capabilities of ocean systems deployed in challenging marine environments. With advanced capabilities such as cyberphysical modelling and simulation, TCOMS researchers and scientists work closely with our industry partners to co-create solutions and stress-test solutions for performance, safety and sustainability. Together with Seatrium, we will also seek to nurture Singapore’s engineering talent, particularly our younger generation of engineers, to create and build future ocean systems and infrastructure.”
Seatrium Limited provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types. The Group’s businesses are supported by five commercial units – Oil & Gas Newbuilds and Conversions; Renewables and New Energies; Specialised Shipbuilding, Repairs & Upgrades and Technology and New Product Development – which provide a diverse suite of products and services, with a growing focus on sustainable solutions to advance the global energy transition and maritime decarbonisation. As a premier global player offering offshore renewables, new energy, and cleaner offshore & marine solutions, Seatrium is committed to delivering high standards of safety, quality, and performance to its customers who include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators. Seatrium operates shipyards and other facilities in Singapore, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) is a national R&D centre dedicated to the Marine & Offshore Engineering, Maritime and other Ocean sectors. It integrates research and industry expertise to co-create, validate and stress test innovative concepts and solutions to address real world challenges. A core feature of TCOMS is the next-generation ocean basin facility which is equipped with advanced wave and current generation systems to simulate physical ocean environment and complex scenarios that offshore platforms, ships and underwater systems operate in. As part of a network of national platforms coordinated by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), TCOMS brings together researchers from the public sector, academia and industry, and fosters R&D capabilities to position Singapore as a global hub that creates, builds and manages future ocean systems and solutions. TCOMS is a joint venture between A*STAR and the National University of Singapore (NUS), supported by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
SGIT & RO&M SIGN MoU ON INNOVATIVE AND INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR THE OFFSHORE AND MARINE INDUSTRIES
Two homegrown Singaporean enterprises join forces to form an all-new alliance that pioneers for innovative and integrated solutions for the oil and gas and marine industries.
Underpinned by long-term strategic partnership and tactical collaboration, Singapore Innovation Technology Pte Ltd (SGIT) and Rapid Offshore & Marine Group of Companies (RO&M) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 15 November 2022 as a commencement to their forthcoming blueprint in streamlining electrical and HVAC&R services.
This MoU was inked between SGIT Chief Executive Officer Jason Ang and RO&M Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Huang, witnessed by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) President Mr Simon Kuik.
The signing ceremony was held at Marina Bay Sands in conjunction with Offshore Southeast Asia (OSEA) 2022, in the presence of major offshore and marine industry players as well as decision-makers.
According to Ang, this partnership is ground-breaking as it forms the cornerstones to establish Southeast Asia’s leading full suite electrical and HVCA&R solutions provider.
“SGIT and RO&M has always served the industry in our respective capacities and fortes. Through this partnership, we can now leverage on our mutual strengths and expand our service coverage to better match the market demands,” he said.
The union of these two powerhouses is envisaged to institute a comprehensive one-stop solution that will cover both, electrical and HVAC&R scope of work.
During the signing ceremony, RO&M Executive Chairman Jeffrey Choo said that the MoU is also expected to facilitate mutual talent and network sharing, besides stimulating future research and development.
“As a world leader in the HVAC&R industry, we need to keep abreast of growing trends to ensure business sustainability. It is important for us to explore the coalition and partnership with organisations that share an aligned vision, like SGIT," he added.
Prior to the signing ceremony, the booth of both Companies were also patronised by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling and her entourage.
Singapore Innovation Technology Pte Ltd
Established in 2015, Singapore Innovation Technology (SGIT) has grown to be a major market leader and Southeast Asia's (SEA) leading provider for offshore services, technical resources and parts supply. Over the years, we amassed projects from within and beyond the region, and have built an impressive
range of portfolios, primarily in the oil and gas, marine and construction industries. Having grown immensely since our inauguration, SGIT has also added points of presence in various cities beyond our headquarters in Singapore, covering Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Labuan, Sarawak and Jakarta, to provide wider coverage and better on-site customer support to our SEA partners.
Rapid Offshore & Marine Group of Companies
RO&M have been market leaders in providing best-in-class technologies, products and engineering services for Singapore, regional and international clients. To-date, RO&M’s wholly owned subsidiaries have amassed over 200 projects worth more than S$500 million. These projects range from basic ship conversion to complex full-scale offshore and marine turnkey projects encompassing FPSO, FSO, FRSU, FLNG, MOPU, lift boats, jackup rigs, drill ships, MPSV, AHTS, cruise liner, chemical tankers, oil tankers,
bulkers, accommodation barge, research, seismic dredger and all kind of vessel.
WÄRTSILÄ NEXT GENERATION NAVIGATION SIMULATOR TO POWER THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN MARITIME SAFETY IN SINGAPORE
Wärtsilä Voyage will deliver the next generation navigational simulator for Singapore’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) to prepare seafarers for shore-based remote management of vessels and autonomous ship operations. CEMS is a collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Singapore Polytechnic, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The next generation simulation platform will be based on the Wärtsilä NTPRO (Navi-Trainer Professional 5000) Navigational Simulator in a shore-based operational configuration.
CEMS will execute research and development in multiple skills with the support of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality. The project will focus on new modelling and simulation tools that enhance marine and navigational safety, the development of a complex port environment, as well as validation of new operational concepts, particularly with smart and autonomous ships.
“This is a strategically important partnership as CEMS and Wärtsilä Voyage share common objectives of introducing next-generation smart marine technologies safely and with a human-centric approach, both on the vessel and on the shore side. We look forward to working with CEMS and link-minded global partners to advance this important topic,” said Chris Chung, Director, Ecosystem Development, Wärtsilä Voyage.
“As the maritime industry gets more digitally connected, it is opportunity to embark on a journey to identify and define new skillsets that could be radically different from today. CEMS shares a common vision with Wärtsilä Voyage to embrace technologies and prepare our workforce to be future ready through research and innovation,” said Daniel Zhang, Centre Director, CEMS at Singapore Polytechnic.
Wärtsilä Voyage’s collaboration with CEMS covers three core disciplines of seascape, landscape and mathematical modelling of all relevant vessel types for training shore-based navigation officers, as well as the development of training material for remote operations. These include areas such as assistive technologies for use onboard ships and during training, simulators to study human behaviour and competency to enhance the safety of navigation, infusing wearable technologies, and co-develop scenario-based “Standards Validation” simulation for autonomous vessel research. The research concepts and projects will be conducted over the next two years.
Recognizing the long-term need of creating an environment to promote data-driven innovation and developments in the maritime sectors, the Singapore Maritime Institute has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with Wärtsilä Voyage. Under this, the two parties will continue to cooperate and identify industry challenges that can be resolved through data-driven tools, applications, and technologies, as well as provide researchers with relevant and anonymised data to support their work under SMI’s Maritime AI R&D Programme.
“The project is of high significance as it paves the way for future collaborations and projects not only in the Asia-Pacific region but with the global industry where Wärtsilä Voyage’s simulation platforms can act as safe testbeds for validating all kinds of smart marine and autonomy technologies,” said Pierre Guillemin, Vice President, Technology at Wärtsilä Voyage.
“AI and simulation tools not only provide us with the unique platform to safely test and validate a myriad of situations and environments before going for actual sea trails, but they also give mariners ample opportunity to get used to the new technology without any risk,” added Guillemin. “We, therefore, see this collaboration as the perfect opportunity and example of how different stakeholders within the industry can come together to leverage big data and combine their expertise to develop and implement smarter technologies faster, and catapult shipping’s transition towards sustainability.”
Protecting The Future Of Green Vessels With Green Fire Technology
The world is going electric - and this is undeniable! Be it on land, at sea or in the air - industries and technologies are starting to catch up - and at times exceed - fossil-fuel powered means of transportation.
In the marine industry cargo ships, naval ships, submarines and even special purpose marine vessels are fast adopting electric power. Similarly, the luxury yacht market has entered an era of eco-consciousness as builders and suppliers work together to source and develop sustainable solutions. These efforts are focused on reducing consumption and emissions, as well as improving speed and above all safety.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that the amount of human-instigated carbon dioxide emissions from shipping is expected to rise by 50 – 250% by 2050 if no action is taken. New propulsion systems that consume less fuel, and hybrid yacht batteries that motorise the vessel voyage for hours of silent and fuel-less transportation, are emerging on the horizon. Growing interest in energy storage from the sea vessel industry is already leading global battery manufacturers to accommodate the rising demand for electric and hybrid marine systems.
The advantages from powering yachts with batteries are well known, just as much as the risks that come with them. A European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) report concludes that a Li-Ion battery fire onboard a ship can be more deadly than a sinking ship. The authors point out that the commonly used fire suppression systems are not effective in case of a battery fire, and in some cases may even worsen the situation.
Mechanical shocks or misuse of a Li-Ion battery may lead to an increase in its internal temperature, triggering what is known as a thermal runaway. During a thermal runaway, the battery electrolyte releases toxic and potentially explosive off-gases along with excessive heat. The resulting fire can ignite the electrodes of the battery and is of such high intensity that it is difficult to extinguish or contain.
FirePro, a leading manufacturer of condensed aerosol fire suppression systems, has carried out extensive research, with more than 70 tests over the past 5 years, aimed at understanding the diverse behaviour of fire on such batteries. The FP technology has been thoroughly tested regarding effectiveness and efficiency by accredited laboratories including KIWA (Netherlands) and Albarubens (Italy) as well as by prominent Li-Ion battery manufacturers such as LG Chem. Moreover, prominent manufacturers such as Samsung SDI are using FirePro for their Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
Additionally, FirePro has been working closely with shipyards and end clients, designing solutions for small to large Li-Ion battery ESS’s. Noteworthy installations include those on the Baltic 142 Canova luxury super yacht and the Aurora pioneering ferry boat.
Baltic Yachts is a European superyacht building company based in Larsmo, Finland. It is considered as one of the world leaders in the design, engineering, and construction of high-performance carbon composite yachts. FirePro systems are currently installed in the engine room of Baltic 142 Canova to protect both its engine and its critical electrical equipment.
The Aurora is a ferryboat operated by ForSea (HH-Ferries), a European operator based in Helsingborg, Sweden that supports ‘sustainable’ ferry routes. FirePro systems protect four Battery Energy Storage Systems on board the Aurora.
Despite the risks and difficulties, there is nothing slowing the marine industry from going electric, and therefore fire suppression technology must progress and adapt accordingly. FirePro is embracing the change and is constantly helping to shape the future of fire protection against battery fires.
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COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY ALLIANCE PARTNERS KEN ENERGY TO DEPLOY ELECTRIC SUPPLY BOATS IN SINGAPORE
Green energy solutions firm Ken Energy has signed a letter of intent with the Coastal Sustainability Alliance (CSA) today to purchase fully-electric supply (esupply) boats from leading offshore marine engineering company, PaxOcean. The e-supply boats will be one of the first zero-emissions electric vessels to operate in the region and amongst the first to be designed, built and deployed in Singapore.
PaxOcean has designed and engineered the first-generation e-supply boat PXO-EXL-1, which will play an integral role in supporting coastal ships' supply deliveries with improved energy and operational efficiencies. The e-supply vessel has received in-principle approval from the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), Bureau Veritas Marine, and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA).
Additionally, PaxOcean and CSA member Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore (TCOMS) are collaborating to create digital twins of the electric vessels, thus enabling optimal operational performance while considering the various metocean conditions in which the ship will operate.
Mr Desmond Chong, Managing Director of Ken Energy, said, “In our focus of developing and implementing green energy solutions, we aim to advance the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels, as a means of reducing emissions and promoting a more sustainable and greener environment. As a start, we are looking into reducing our carbon footprint by exploring the use of PXO e-supply vessels to supply provisions and ship spares to our own fleet of bunker tankers. By adopting new technologies and ship designs, we anticipate a boost in optimisation for a more efficient marine supply chain.”
The PXO e-supply vessels are expected to operate in tandem with the charging electric infrastructure network made available in partnership with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Jurong Port. This deployment is ahead of MPA’s directive that all new harbour crafts must be fully electric, capable of using B100 biofuel or compatible with net-zero fuels by 2030.
Mr Tan Thai Yong, Chief Executive Officer, PaxOcean and Chairperson, CSA Council, said, "The commitment from Ken Energy to acquire the PXO e-supply boats is a significant recognition of the impact that the Coastal Sustainability Alliance's collective strengths can have in transforming Singapore's coastal maritime ecosystem to be future-ready. As the innovators, designers, and builders of these locally-customised vessels, CSA members are immensely encouraged by the global interest and support for the PXO e-vessel series. Our galvanised efforts are gaining traction among industry players, and we are proud to play a role in shaping the future of Singapore’s maritime supply chain and ecosystem."
CSA is on track to build Singapore’s next-generation coastal ecosystem
Besides the commercial sale of the PXO e-vessels, CSA is also working on a demand consolidation system with major ship owners and managers to increase operational and cost efficiencies. This will be achieved through optimised routing and utilisation of return vessels, thus reducing voyage costs.
In line with CSA's objectives to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs in Singapore and uplift the maritime industry's value chain, over 70% of the e-supply boat components are sourced from local SMEs. This will generate business opportunities for at least seven (7) SMEs, resulting in a more resilient maritime business ecosystem.
Commenting on CSA’s progress to date, Mr Tan said, “We have made significant progress in the five strategic areas outlined in our mission to systematically decarbonise Singapore’s maritime ecosystem in a coherent and comprehensive manner. These include designing and building electric vessels, improving supply chain resilience to uplift SME capabilities, establishing electric charging infrastructure, optimising fleet and maritime logistics and creating career growth opportunities and skills training. We welcome interested parties to reach out to us to explore how we can collaborate and create a more sustainable maritime industry.”
Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry and Transformation) of MPA, said: “We are heartened to see harbourcraft electrification gathering momentum and look forward to engaging Ken Energy and CSA early on the vessel design to optimise them for deployment in the local environment. Such close collaborations with these like-minded partners will help accelerate decarbonisation to meet Singapore’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
CSA is spearheaded by Kuok Maritime, comprising PaxOcean Holdings Pte Ltd (PaxOcean), Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) and POSH (PACC Offshore Services Holdings). The CSA members include Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), GenPlus, Jurong Port Singapore, Sea Forrest, Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS), and TES. The Alliance aims to build the next-generation of Singapore’s maritime ecosystem and accelerate the decarbonisation, electrification and advancement in energy-efficient logistics and engineering solutions by 2030.
Ken Energy Pte. Ltd. is a company that focuses on developing and implementing green energy solutions. The company is committed to advancing the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels, as a means of reducing emissions and promoting a greener environment.
Kuok (Singapore) Limited (KSL) is an investment holding company with interests in maritime activities, agrisolutions, property and equity investments in various listed companies. KSL was founded in 1948 and has since grown into a Group with a multi-billion asset base. KSL shares a common heritage with two other holding companies, namely Kerry Holdings Limited in Hong Kong and Kuok Brothers in Malaysia, in that they were all founded by the Kuok family. The subsidiaries under KSL include but not limited to PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), PaxOcean Group, AllGreen Properties, Agrifert Group and K2 Data Centres. The Group will continue to build on its legacy and bring entrepreneurial spirit, heart and ambition to businesses in Asia as it innovates for the future.
Kuok Maritime group of companies of PaxOcean Group (PaxOcean), Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), Pacific Workboats Pte Ltd (PWPL) and KSL Maritime Ventures (KMV) serves the maritime value chain from provision of offshore maritime and subsea support services, shipping and transportation, newbuilding to supporting start-ups offering technological and innovative solutions to the industry. The group is also a leader in the Coastal Sustainability Alliance in Singapore, working with like-minded industry partners to build a sustainable next-generation maritime ecosystem, accelerating decarbonisation efforts through vessel electrification, advancements in engineering solutions and coastal logistics optimisation. With a clear focus on maintaining the highest safety standards and anchored in bringing leading-edge, innovative services and solutions to the industry, Kuok Maritime Group is committed to creating a sustainable environment for the entire maritime value chain.
A subsidiary of Kuok Singapore Limited, PaxOcean owns and operates five shipyards located in Singapore, China and Indonesia. First established in 2007 in Singapore, PaxOcean offers a wide range of services covering newbuilding, module fabrication, green recycling, repairs and conversion of conventional and renewable energy assets.
46m Passenger Ferry Solidifies Incat Crowther’s Position As A Shipbuilding Partner
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the delivery of Nordlicht II, a 46m 450-pax catamaran ferry, by Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International. Penguin delivered Nordlicht II this week to Germany's AG EMS after successfully completing sea trials in Singapore. Built by Penguin's wholly-owned subsidiary in Batam, PT. Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia, the ferry is based on the Incat Crowther 46 design, the largest vessel from the drawing boards of Incat Crowther’s Europe office.
The vessel will be operated on a number of routes, including serving the North Sea-islands Borkum and Helgoland.
Nordlicht II is the product of a highly efficient consultative process whereby Incat Crowther initially supported the client AG EMS to develop a vessel specific to their own operating requirements. This process included discussions on the propulsion plant and motion damping system along with extensive discussions on the internal arrangement and outfitting of the vessel.
The aim and successful outcome of this process is to ensure that AG EMS have a vessel that meets their exacting requirements and standards. With an agreed design, Incat Crowther held an international tender for the construction of the vessel, ensuring that AG EMS received directly comparable quotations for the build of the vessel and simplified the selection of the most suitable shipyard.
Penguin was selected through this rigorous tender process.
Nordlicht II is capable of carrying up to 450 passengers, with an additional 52 exterior passengers seats and tables. The main deck consists of 248 economy class passengers with a large kiosk and racks for small luggage items. Aft the main passenger lounge is a large dedicated luggage room and aft of this is a section of crew accommodation.
The upper deck is divided into two cabins, a 111-passenger cabin amidships and a business class cabin for 96 passengers forward, with views over the foredeck, as well as discreet boarding facilities. The two passenger decks are linked by both an open stairwell and an elevator. The third deck houses the wheelhouse, a crew mess and senior crew cabins.
Nordlicht II is powered by twin MAN 175D main engines, each producing 2960 kW, the first use of these new modern engines in a high-speed ferry She has a top speed of in excess of 36 knots and a service speed of 33 knots.
Designed for the prevailing conditions of the route, Nordlicht II features a high bow and possesses excellent seakeeping characteristics with a motion damping system consisting of T-foils and interceptors provided by Naiad.
Incat Crowther's contribution to Nordlicht II demonstrates the firm’s position as the ideal shipbuilding partner, providing support from initial concept through to commissioning.
SEATRIUM SECURES TWO OFFSHORE SUBSTATION PLATFORM PROJECTS FROM EMPIRE WIND
– Seatrium Limited (“Seatrium” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte. Ltd. (“SMOP”), has secured a contract worth more than S$500 million for two offshore wind farm substations from Empire Offshore Wind LLC, a joint venture between Equinor and bp.
This contract award follows the successful completion of the FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) contract which was secured by SMOP in 2022. The scope of the project involves the engineering, procurement, construction, offshore hook-up and commissioning of two Offshore Substation (OSS) Platforms for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 Offshore Wind Farms located about 20 miles south of Long Island, east of the Rockaways.
Following completion, the Empire Wind 1 and 2 OSS Platforms will be operated by Equinor. The project will power more than one million homes in New York and is expected to be a major contributor in supporting the United States’ (U.S.) energy transition goals for a low-carbon future.
Construction works on the 810MW Empire Wind 1 Platform and the 1,260MW Empire Wind 2 Platform are expected to commence in 4Q2023 and 2H2024 respectively at Seatrium’s Singapore and Indonesia yards.
The Group is also constructing a Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) for deployment at the Empire Wind Farms based on a breakthrough design jointly developed with the customer Maersk Supply Service. The next-generation WTIV is designed with capabilities to handle larger capacity wind turbines.
This latest project award will further reinforce Seatrium’s proven delivery track record in the turnkey construction of offshore platform projects for offshore wind energy developments.
Company Registration Number: 196300098Z Mr Samuel Wong, Executive Vice President and Head of SMOP, said: “We would like to thank Empire Wind for their confidence in awarding us the turnkey construction of the two OSS Platforms for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 Wind Farms. Leveraging the combined capabilities and synergies of our Group, we are committed to working in close partnership with the Empire Wind team to achieve high standards of safety, quality, sustainability and performance, as well as execution excellence and the timely delivery of both OSS Platforms.”
Mr Chris Ong, Chief Executive Officer of Seatrium, said: “We are heartened to be chosen by Empire Wind as a trusted partner for the engineering, procurement, construction, offshore hook-up and commissioning of the Empire Wind 1 and 2 Wind Farm OSS Platforms, which will contribute towards advancing sustainability and decarbonisation through their U.S. operations. The contract win is an endorsement of Seatrium’s proven expertise in delivering a diverse suite of turnkey solutions for the offshore renewables and wind energy sector.”
Over the years, The Group has successfully delivered several offshore wind farm solutions, including a WTIV Blue Tern (previously Seafox 5) in 2012, an offshore substation platform in 2016 for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK North Sea, two offshore wind farm substations in 2021 for the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan, as well as 15 wind turbine jacket foundations for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm for the Taiwan market and the offshore substation platform and reactive compensation station platform for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea in 2022.
The Group is currently working on three 2GW HVDC (high voltage direct current) offshore converter platform projects for offshore wind farm projects in the Netherlands secured at end March 2023. Other key wind energy projects in progress include a 1.4GW HVDC offshore converter platform for the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm for UK North Sea operation, a HVDC offshore converter platform and an onshore converter station for the DolWin 5 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea, as well as two 440MW wind farm substation projects for the U.S. market, and a 600MW offshore wind farm offshore substation platform for the Taiwan market.
In addition, the Group is working on a next-generation WTIV newbuild for Maersk Supply Service, as well as the engineering, procurement and construction of a WTIV newbuild for Dominion Energy.
Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor and bp through their 50-50 strategic partnership in the U.S. Empire Wind is located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island and spans 80,000 acres, with water depths of between approximately 75 and 135 feet. The lease was acquired in 2017. The project’s two phases, Empire Wind 1 and 2, have a total installed capacity of more than 2GW (810MW + 1,260MW). The project will be a major contributor to meeting New York State’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals. When completed, Empire Wind 1 and 2 will power more than one million New York homes.
Seatrium Limited (formerly Sembcorp Marine Ltd and renamed as Seatrium Limited following its merger with Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited) provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types. The Group’s key business segments Oil & Gas Newbuilds and Conversions; Renewables and New Energies; Specialised Shipbuilding; and Repairs & Upgrades provide a diverse suite of products and services, with a growing focus on sustainable solutions to advance the global energy transition and maritime decarbonisation. As a premier global player offering offshore renewables, new energy, and cleaner offshore & marine solutions, Seatrium is committed to delivering high standards of safety, quality, and performance to its customers who include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators. Seatrium operates shipyards and other facilities in Singapore, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States
GLOW MARINE DELIVERS CATAMARAN FERRY POWERED BY APAC’S FIRST IMO TIER III-COMPLIANT MTU SERIES 4000 ENGINES
The last three years have been unprecedented times for shipbuilders caught in the grip of a pandemic and prevailing world events. The maritime industry has had to operate in uncharted waters amid travel, trade and supply chain disruptions. On the plus side, industry players have been embracing innovative technology and sustainable solutions toward net zero emissions goals. Shipbuilder Glow Marine is pioneering the way in Asia Pacific with a ferry powered by mtu engines that have the potential to fulfill IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The catamaran now shuttles between Donggang and popular destination Lambai Island in Taiwan.
When Singapore shipbuilder Glow Marine sought to build an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient fast catamaran ferry for its client Fei Ma Ferry Holdings in Taiwan, it turned to Rolls-Royce for green-ship capabilities. “Rolls-Royce’s mtu engines are well-known for their power-to-weight ratio and fuel efficiency,” said Alan Chang, Executive Director for Glow Marine, pointing to key considerations influencing the client’s decision.
As a partner to shipbuilders, Rolls-Royce’s business unit Power Systems aspires to offer its customers clean and powerful propulsion solutions, and pledges to place the clean energy transition at the heart of everything that it does.
In particular, the mtu 16V 4000 M65L engine has the potential to achieve International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III / US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations, when installed together with the mtu Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system developed in-house. IMO Tier III is the latest emissions standards set by IMO to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. In the US, EPA Tier 4 is the most stringent emissions requirement for marine applications.
“The new high-speed four-stroke engines, which are based on proven mtu technologies, are currently available to comply with emissions regulations up to IMO III and EPA Tier 4 emissions. The engines will also be released to run on sustainable fuels such as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) by 2023, thus enabling climate-neutral operation in all applications.”
Tee Kian Seng - Rolls-Royce Power System’s Senior Manager, Sales – Commercial Marine for the APAC region
Keeping afloat amid shipbuilding challenges
Current world events—from the global energy crisis to the pandemic—have made business infinitely more challenging for the shipbuilding sector. With cruise activity taking a big hit following the outbreak of COVID-19, newbuild orders have been impacted, not to mention project delays and postponed deliveries. The rising emphasis on climate action globally has also put urgent pressure on maritime shipping to decarbonize its operations. This will rely partly on a smooth transition to alternative low- to zero-emissions marine fuels by 2030 – among other technologies – toward reaching net zero by 2050.
Another important factor that needed to be taken into consideration are the CR Classification Society’s new shipbuilding rules introduced in 2020, which Glow Marine must comply with for its Taiwan-based client. These govern the structure and safety of the vessels and engine rooms.
Altogether, this has been a challenging journey for Glow Marine. However, the team decided to press on with its mission to realize the first ferry vessel to deploy the first mtu 16V 4000 M65L engines in Asia Pacific. “This will serve as a pioneer example for subsequent newbuild ferries in Taiwan and elsewhere,” said Chang.
Uncompromising safety, economic performance
Glow Marine’s client Fei Ma Ferry Holdings had three top requirements to meet for the project—primarily vessel speed, fuel consumption, and vessel stability. Once completed, the 31-meter-long twin-hulled ferry will carry up to 200 passengers at a speed of 39 knots, while offering comfort and safety with low fuel consumption.
When it came to the engine vendor of choice, it was a non-issue for Glow Marine to recommend Rolls-Royce and its brand mtu. “Our newbuild catamaran ferries with mtu engines have established a sound reputation, particularly among ferry operators in Taiwan. This combination has consistently exceeded end user expectations,” said Chang.
The team selected the mtu 16V 4000 M65L engine as it ticked all the right boxes.
“Together with Fei Ma Ferry Holding’s owner, we had heard plenty of positive feedback about the preceding Series 4000 engines—designed based on experience gained from more than 250 million hours of operation achieved by the 52,000+ engines sold to date, and which have provided mission-critical power for 25 years. So even though the 16V 4000 M65L engine was relatively new back in 2019, we decided to deploy it because the profile of the engines met our demands.”
Alan Chang - Executive Director for Glow Marine
In terms of sustainability, the Singapore-based subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems was able to offer Glow Marine a clean and powerful marine propulsion system in its mtu 16V 4000 M65L engine, without compromising performance.
Chang also said Glow Marine attaches great importance to the excellent seaworthiness of its vessels. “The mtu 16V 4000 M65L engines provide reliable and ample power for speed. This is while also meeting the dimension and weight demands of the vessel’s engine room to provide stability and ease of maintenance during operation.”
Chang shared, the performance of the engines reached around 44 knots during the sea trials, exceeding end-user expectations. “The faster speed helps to cut cruise time by half between Donggang and Lambai Island, allowing Fei Ma Ferry Holdings to carry more passengers and at greater speeds,” he added. The 16V 4000 M65L engines also feature optimized fuel efficiency throughout the complete operating range (low, medium and high power), with each cylinder generating 14 percent more power than the previous generation. Based on the marine diesel engine E3 test cycle, customers can expect up to 5 percent fuel savings compared to that of the engine’s predecessor.
Time-between-overhaul of the engines has also been greatly extended, preserving both current and future engine value and sustainability for the customer. Running time can now be optimized up to 50,000 hours, subject to the actual load profile of the engines. “This translates into substantial cost savings for the owner’s operating expenses in the long run compared with competitors,” said Chang.
“The low noise and vibration levels from the engines also exceeded the expectations of the owner. This, combined with the vessel’s stability proved to be crucial in providing comfort to passengers even at high speed”, he added.
A one-stop solutions provider
Rolls-Royce also more than met its commitment to maximize customer satisfaction. Glow Marine said it greatly appreciated the smooth delivery and handover of the mtu engines despite pandemic-related challenges.
Chang shared that from the vessel design phase to engine installation and commissioning, right up to in-country service support, “Rolls-Royce was proactively supporting us all the way. The aftersales service presence also helped us to convince the owner. Other brands were being considered, but trust and performance established with mtu engines over past projects proved to be crucial”.
The shipbuilding specialist will be working with Fei Ma Ferry Holdings to renew its ferry fleet with another four to five more mtu-powered catamarans. Said Chang: “We are also looking into green technologies such as hybrid propulsion solutions to develop more fuel-efficient and reliable vessels with our designer. We are glad to have Rolls-Royce as our partner to help realize this vision.”
Delivery of Third Dual-fuel Dredger to Van Oord
Seatrium Limited (“Seatrium” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Seatrium New Energy Limited (formerly Keppel FELS Limited), and Van Oord Ship Management BV (“Van Oord”) marked the successful completion and delivery of Vox Alexia, the third dual-fuel Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD), during a sailaway event held on 26 May 2023.
The delivery of Vox Alexia, the final unit of a series of three dual-fuel LNG-powered dredgers, repeats the earlier success of the first and second dredger newbuilds Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia delivered in April and December 2022 respectively. Both sister vessels are currently in service and contributing to Van Oord’s cleaner fleet operations.
Leveraging the experience of constructing two earlier units, and an integrated Seatrium-Van Oord team approach, the project is delivered with good safety performance of 2.6 million manhours without LTI (lost-time incident) as well as stringent quality and performance standards.
Vox Alexia is built to the requirements of International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Tier III regulations and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV), with detailed engineering performed to meet the vessel’s operating specifications. With a hopper capacity of 10,500m3 , the state-of-the-art dredger incorporates highly automated marine and dredging systems, as well as an onboard data acquisition and integrated control system to enhance efficiency and operational cost savings. Certified with the BV Green Passport and Clean Ship notations, the vessel has a climate control system to recycle energy and advanced data analytics systems for sustainable and smart operations. The TSHD is equipped with a suction pipe with submerged e-driven dredge pump, two shore discharge dredge pumps, five bottom doors, a total installed power of 14,500 kW, and is able to accommodate 22 persons.
Following delivery, Vox Alexia will set off from Singapore for further preparatory trials by the customer prior to service commencement later this year.
The construction success of Vox Alexia further extends Seatrium’s track record in specialised vessels construction and proven capabilities in delivering cleaner and greener solutions for the industry. Prior to the three dredgers constructed for Van Oord, the Group delivered five world’s first EU Stage V TSHDs – which fulfil strict emission standards and are capable of dredging at ultra-low levels of emission – to Jan De Nul between 2019 and 2020.
Mr Harold WM Linssen, Director of Ship Management Department at Van Oord, said: “We are very pleased to now add Vox Alexia to our fleet in addition to her sister vessels Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia, and as such contribute even further to the energy transition and decarbonisation of our fleet. We also look forward to utilise and further develop the established synergy with Seatrium in upcoming projects.”
Mr Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director, Seatrium New Energy Limited, said: “We are pleased to deliver Vox Alexia, the final unit in the series of three highly automated dual-fuel newbuild dredgers, to Van Oord. Certified to BV Green Passport and Clean Ship notations, all three TSHDs run on cleaner LNG fuel and integrate greener features for enhanced efficiency, improved performance and environmentally sustainable operations. We are confident that Vox Alexia will contribute to Van Oord’s greener fleet operations and sustainability objectives when it joins sister vessels Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia in service.”
“We have developed strong synergy with the Van Oord team through this series of vessels and we look forward to continuing this close partnership in the new and renewable energy space.”
Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with more than 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging, infrastructure and offshore energy. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 5,243 staff (fte), who worked in 2022 on 191 projects in 42 countries. The fleet consists of about 60 vessels and a large amount of special-purpose and auxiliary equipment. Marine ingenuity is characteristic of Van Oord. By using innovative, smart and sustainable solutions, it aims to contribute to a better world for future generations.
Seatrium Limited (formerly Sembcorp Marine Ltd and renamed as Seatrium Limited following its merger with Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited) provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types.
The Group’s key business segments Oil & Gas Newbuilds and Conversions; Renewables and New Energies; Specialised Shipbuilding; and Repairs & Upgrades provide a diverse suite of products and services, with a growing focus on sustainable solutions to advance the global energy transition and maritime decarbonisation.
As a premier global player offering offshore renewables, new energy, and cleaner offshore & marine solutions, Seatrium is committed to delivering high standards of safety, quality, and performance to its customers who include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators.
Seatrium operates shipyards and other facilities in Singapore, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.
ROLLS-ROYCE SUPPLIES mtu GAS ENGINES FOR WORLD’S FIRST LNG TUGBOAT WITH HYBRID SYSTEM
Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. The harbour tug will be operated in Singapore by Jurong Marine Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine. The new LNG-hybrid tug is the first of 12 tugs that Sembcorp Marine plans to design and build to replace the existing diesel-powered ones between now and 2025.
“We are very happy to be part of Sembcorp Marine’s efforts in environmental protection and adopt new green technologies in their operations. The mtu marine gas engines are part of Rolls-Royce’s Green and High-Tech programme. Without exhaust gas aftertreatment they emit no sulfur oxides only very small quantities of nitrogen oxide and particulate mass is below the verification limit”, says Chew Xiang Yu, Head of Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ commercial marine business in Asia.
This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines worldwide. Designed by LMG Marin (Norway), part of the Sembcorp Marine group, to deliver 65T Bollard Pull (BP) with ABS Class, the LNG-hybrid tug is estimated to be completed in the later part of 2021. The main propulsion system of the tug comprises twin 16-cyclinder mtu Series 4000 gas units which will provide a combined total power of 2984 kilowatts at 1600 RPM (revolutions per minute). The new gas engines are able to deliver performance comparable to a high-speed diesel engine. Equipped with multipoint fuel injection, dynamic engine control and enhanced turbocharging, the engines cater for dynamic acceleration capabilities, high power output and reduced emissions considerably below the current IMO III limits without the need for exhaust aftertreatment. The LNG-hybrid propulsion system will be able to provide flexibility to cater for various operational modes and is able to switch between low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power.
The new mtu gas engines are already powering ferries operated by the Dutch shipping company Doeksen in the specially protected Wadden Sea. A Lake Constance ferry operated by Stadtwerke Konstanz will also start operating in 2021 with the new mtu gas engines.
Sembcorp Marine is an integrated brand offering one-stop engineering solutions for the offshore, marine and energy industries. The Group’s solutions focus on the following areas: Gas Value Chain, Renewable Energy processes, Advanced Drilling Rigs, Ocean Living and Maritime Security. Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and facilities in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.
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