Commitment to Environment Sustainability: Sembcorp Marine’s Sembawang Shipyard Reaches Out to 1,100 Students Through Green Wave 2013 and Expands Competition to Regional Tertiary Institutions from 2014
Singapore, February 13, 2014: Making breakthroughs in its environmental outreach efforts, Sembawang Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, achieved a strong participation rate of 1,100 students for its 2013 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools and announced the launch of the competition for tertiary institutions in the region from 2014.
Now in its eleventh year, the Green Wave competition reflects Sembawang Shipyard’s continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability. Through this environment outreach programme, the Shipyard hopes to encourage the young generation to be proactively involved in preserving and protecting the environment. The competition also aims to provide a dynamic platform for youths to harness their creative energies in developing innovative green solutions that address environmental issues and challenges.
This annual nation-wide competition in Singapore continues to see strong support from the schools and tertiary institutions, with a total of 270 projects received and a high level of participation from 1,100 students in 2013. A total of 47 awards (see Appendix 1 and 2) will be presented in today’s award presentation ceremony, graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, at Marina Mandarin, Singapore.
To further its environmental outreach efforts, Sembawang Shipyard has for the first time expanded the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition beyond Singapore. Starting from 2014, the competition will be opened to regional tertiary institutions, providing a good platform for students from Singapore and their other counterparts to share knowledge and exchange ideas for environmental improvement.
Mr Ong Poh Kwee, Deputy President of Sembcorp Marine and Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard, said: “We believe in sustainable development through environmental protection, improvement and innovation. We are thus heartened that our students are proactively using the Green Wave platform to share and test out their green ideas with innovative projects and solutions to address the myriad of environmental challenges facing us. This year also marks a major milestone for our Green Wave Competition as we springboard the platform regionally by inviting students from regional tertiary institutions to participate and showcase their environmental ideas and innovations. Through this geographical expansion, we hope to spread our message about personal involvement in the conservation and enhancement of our planet’s environment.”
The successful development of the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools as a leading platform for nurturing green minds is largely attributed to the strong support and commitment of the yard’s partners and stakeholders. In particular, the Shipyard would like to thank co-sponsors and partners, BP Shipping and Shell International Eastern Trading Company, for their support and involvement in this meaningful outreach programme. Special thanks also go to the dedicated panel of judges from the schools, BP Shipping, ExxonMobil, DHI Water & Environment Co. Pte Ltd, Ecospec Global Technology, Housing & Development Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University, National Environment Agency, National Parks Board, National University of Singapore, Public Utilities Board, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Environment Council, Singapore Polytechnic, Science Centre Singapore, Shell International Eastern Trading Company and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Launch of Green Wave 2014
The Green Wave Environmental Care Competition 2014 is now open for registration and all students and schools are invited to participate. Share your green ideas on ways to conserve and improve our natural environment and stand to win exciting prizes. Winning teams can expect the following attractive awards:
1st Prize S$4,000
2nd Prize S$2,000
3rd Prize S$1,000
1st Prize S$6,000
2nd Prize S$4,000
3rd Prize S$2,000
Junior Colleges / ITEs
1st Prize S$8,000
2nd Prize S$5,000
3rd Prize S$3,000
1st Prize S$10,000
2nd Prize S$6,000
3rd Prize S$4,000
The 1st Prize in the Tertiary category is jointly sponsored by Shell International Eastern Trading Company, Singapore and includes a one-month attachment to a Shell associate company. The 1st Prize in the Junior Colleges / ITEs category is jointly sponsored by BP Shipping and includes a one-month development attachment to BP Singapore.
The prize money for the Primary, Secondary and Junior Colleges / ITEs categories would be shared on a 60:40 basis with 60% of the prize award going to the school fund and the remaining 40% to the student/students in the project team. The prize money for the Tertiary category is shared by the student participants in the teams and the tertiary institutions on a 60:40 basis.
About Sembawang Shipyard
Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has one of the largest integrated ship repair and conversion facilities in Southeast Asia. With more than four decades of experience and proven track record in ship repair and offshore conversions, the shipyard’s world-class reputation is based on the company’s commitment to superior customer service, innovative solutions, quality, and strict Health, Safety, Security and Environment standards. Besides the traditional sectors of tankers and bulkers, Sembawang Shipyard is a recognised specialist in the niche markets of FPSO/FSO conversions, offshore vessels conversions and newbuildings, complex lengthening conversions, passenger ship conversions/refurbishment, chemical tankers, liquefied gas carriers, offshore rigs and navy ship repairs.
In July 2002, Sembawang Shipyard became the first shipyard in South East Asia to achieve ISO14001 Environmental System Certification by Det Norske Veritas Ltd. The certification is a firm endorsement of the shipyard’s commitment and efforts towards environmental preservation and protection. The Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools is one of the shipyard’s key environmental outreach programmes. The shipyard is pleased to be the first in the industry to promote environmental care and environmental care and protection to all schools in Singapore.
About Sembcorp Marine
Sembcorp Marine is a leading global marine and offshore engineering group with 50 years of experience and proven capabilities in repair, specialized shipbuilding, building of high-specification jack-up rigs, fast track construction of ultradeepwater semisubmersible rigs, conversion of floating production and storage facilities as well as the engineering and construction of offshore platforms. Headquartered in Singapore, it has a network of five shipyards in Singapore –Sembawang Shipyard, SMOE, Jurong Shipyard, PPL Shipyard and Jurong SML – with strategic presence spanning Indonesia, China, India, United Kingdom and Brazil. The Group’s 73.3-hectare Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas in Singapore has commenced operations in August 2013. For more information about Sembcorp Marine, please visit www.sembmarine.com
For further information or clarification, please contact :
Ms Wang Huiping
Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Fax : 65-67581025
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Serene Lam
Asst Section Manager
Investor Relations & Communications
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The press release and details of the Green Wave Environmental Care are also available at the website: www.sembmarine.com/greenwave