06 Jan 2003

Sembawang Shipyard Launches “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project For Schools


Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project for schools in Singapore.

Sembawang Shipyard’s “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project, which starts from January 2, 2003 to August 31, 2003, is open to all students of the different school levels i.e. Primary, Secondary, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institutes / Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Tertiary Institutions. This competition will be offered to the schools on a yearly basis commencing from 2003. The main objective of the “Green Wave”

Environmental Care Project is to inculcate in students a sense of personal and group responsibility for their own environment and in the process, develop creative and innovative ideas in the area of environment care and protection such that individually and together, we can contribute towards the conservation and improvement of our environment for Singapore’s sustainable development.

“In targeting at students, we aspire to persuade and influence young minds to think globally and act locally for environmental protection and improvement. We sincerely hope that this project will promote innovative thinking among students and encourage them to develop new ideas, processes and equipment for the betterment of our environment. More importantly, we hope that our “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project would set students on a life-long interest and concern for the environment, thus contributing to the development of a better future for theirs and subsequent generations. We are grateful to the Ministry of Education for their guidance, pro-activeness and assistance in facilitating this meaningful project and we are confident that our “Green Wave” initiative will challenge our student population to come up with innovative and interesting ideas on how we can preserve our environment”, said Ms Wong Lee Lin, General Manager of Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd and Chairperson of the shipyard’s Community & Environment Care Group, specially set up in May 2002 to provide a spectrum of community services to specific targeted groups.

All student participants, whether taking part individually or as a team, would have six months to work on their proposed project between February 2003 to August 31, 2003. All projects submitted would be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished experts based on several key factors such as originality and innovation, relevance, impact / sustainability, project product, the project’s ability to reach its goals, the long-term environmental benefits of the project and the positive environment impact on the community.

Results of the competition will be announced by November 30, 2003 through a circular to be sent to the participating schools/tertiary institutions. The results will also be posted on Sembawang Shipyard’s official website. Winning teams can expect the following attractive cash awards:

Primary Schools:1st Prize: $ 4,000
2nd Prize: $ 2,000
3rd Prize: $ 1,000
Secondary Schools1st Prize: $ 6,000
2nd Prize: $ 4,000
3rd Prize: $ 2,000
Junior Colleges,
ITEs & Centralised Institues
1st Prize: $ 8,000
2nd Prize: $ 5,000
3rd Prize: $ 3,000
Tertiary Institutions1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $ 6,000
3rd Prize: $ 4,000

The prize money for the Primary, Secondary and Junior Colleges/Cenrtalised Institutes and ITEs would be shared on a 60%-40% basis with the 60% going to the School fund and the 40% to the student/students who are in the project team.

Details for the Sembawang Shipyard’s Environmental Care Projects can be found on www.sembmarine.com/greenwave. Attached, is a copy of the publicity poster for the “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project, which has been distributed to all the schools in Singapore.

About Sembawang Shipyard
Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned shipyard of SembCorp Marine, the marine engineering arm of SembCorp Industries. Sembawang Shipyard has one of the largest integrated ship repair facilities in Southeast Asia. The shipyard’s world-class reputation is based on the company’s commitment to superior customer service, innovative solutions, quality, Health Safety and Environment.

Sembawang Shipyard has more than three decades of experience and proven track record in ship repair and offshore conversions, servicing an average of 200 vessels of all types annually for an international clientele in the oil, bulk, chemical and gas trades. In particular, Sembawang Shipyard is the chosen exclusive alliance shipyard for Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (UK), BP Shipping (UK), BHP Billiton (Australia) and Jo Tankers AS (Norway), for the repairs and refits of their fleets in the Far East. Additionally, Sembawang Shipyard’s other long-term partners includes Tschudi & Eitzen Shipmanagement AS (Norway) and Alaska Tanker Company (USA).

Besides the traditional sectors of tankers and bulkers, Sembawang Shipyard is a recognised specialist in niche markets of passenger ship conversions/refurbishment, FPSO/FSO conversions, offshore vessels conversions, complex lengthening conversions, chemical tankers, liquefied gas carriers, dredgers, offshore rigs and navy ship repairs. Besides regular drydocking and repair work, the shipyard is currently carrying out the jumboisation of a dredger, which when completed, would be the world’s largest dredger, and the conversion of a DP Class 3 crane barge.

In July 2002, Sembawang Shipyard became the first shipyard in South East Asia to achieve ISO14001 Environmental System Award by Det Norske Veritas Ltd. The award is a firm endorsement of the shipyard’s commitment and efforts towards environmental preservation and protection. As such, the shipyard is pleased to be the first in its industry in Singapore to promote the environmental care and protection project for all schools in Singapore.

For further information or clarification, please contact:

Ms Judy Han
Vice President
Investor Relations & Communications
SembCorp Marine Ltd
Tel : 65 6262 7203
Fax : 65 6261 0738
E-mail : judy@jspl.com.sg

Ms Lee Lin Wong
General Manager
Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Tel : 65 67506021
Fax : 65 67581025
E-mail : leelin@sembmarine.com