22 Jan 2008

Sembawang Shipyard’s Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools 2007 Award Presentation Ceremony

Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd, is pleased to announce the winners of Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for schools 2007 at the award presentation ceremony at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.

Our Guest-of-Honour for this award ceremony is Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for Health and MP, Sembawang GRC. Sembawang Shipyard’s “Green Wave” Environmental Care Project was launched in January 2003 and is an annual competition opened to all students at Primary, Secondary, Junior Colleges and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Tertiary Institutions. Jointly sponsored by Sembawang Shipyard’s alliance partners, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (UK) and BP Shipping Limited (UK), the competition targets at our students and youths, encouraging them to develop innovative ideas and projects on environmental care and protection. This is the fifth year of the competition and we are very encouraged by the enthusiasm and passion from our students in sharing their green ideas. For the competition in 2007, a total of 278 entries were received with participation from about 1,000 students. This is indeed another year of strong participation from the schools.

During the ceremony, a total of 46 awards will be presented by Mr Khaw Boon Wan to the winning teams (See Appendix 1 and Appendix 2).

We are grateful to the panel of very dedicated judges from the schools, the Ministry of Education, Singapore Environment Council, NParks, National Environment Agency, Housing Development Board of Singapore, Public Utilities Board of Singapore, Singapore Science Centre, Singapore Polytechnics, Ngee Ann Polytechnics, National University of Singapore, National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University. Special appreciation goes to the Green Wave Advisory Board for their guidance and support.

Mr P K Ong, Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard, said “We are heartened by the strong enthusiasm shown by the students in sharing their green ideas. This bodes well for our long-term objective of helping to nurture our students towards a lifelong journey of responsible involvement in environmental care and protection. We congratulate all winners and thank all participants for making this a challenging and meaningful competition”.

The Green Wave Environment Competition 2008 is now open for registration and all students and schools are invited to participate and share their ideas on environmental care and protection. Winning teams can expect the following attractive awards:

Primary Schools1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Secondary Schools1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Junior Colleges / ITEs1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Tertiary Institutions1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize

The 1st Prize in the Tertiary category is jointly sponsored by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited 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 work attachment to BP Singapore. Winners of the top prizes at the Junior College/ITE and Tertiary levels will also be offered attachments with Sembawang Shipyard in divisions such as Engineering, IT, Human Resources, Operations and Business.

The prize money for the Primary, Secondary and Junior Colleges and ITEs should 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 who are in the project team. The prize money for the Tertiary Level will be shared by the student participants in the teams and the tertiary institutions on a 60% / 40% basis.

About Sembawang Shipyard

Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned shipyard of Sembcorp Marine, the marine engineering arm of SembCorp Industries Ltd. Sembawang Shipyard has one of the largest integrated ship repair and conversion facilities in Southeast Asia. With more than three 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 new-buildings, 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. 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. The Green Wave Environmental Care Project for schools one of the shipyard’s key environmental outreach programme.

For further information or clarification, please contact :

Ms Judy Han
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Tel: 65-62627203
Fax: 65-62610738
Email: judy@sembcorpmarine.com.sg

Ms Wang Huiping
Marketing Manager
Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Tel: 65-67506262
Fax : 65-67581025
Email : huiping@sembship.com

The press release is also available at our website: www.sembmarine.com/greenwave

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