19 Jan 2009

Sembawang Shipyard ’s Green Wave Environmental Care Competition For Schools 2008 Award Presentation Ceremony

Singapore, January 19 2009 - Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd, is pleased to announce the winners of Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for schools 2008 at the award presentation ceremony at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.

Our Guest-of-Honour for this award ceremony is RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. 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 and BP Shipping Limited, the competition targets at our students and youths as we believe that if we can successfully inspire and motivate young minds to think innovatively and adopt advanced technologies on environmental protection and improvement, we are on the right path towards making Singapore into a regional center for environmental development and making our planet a better place for all.

This is the sixth year of the competition and we are very encouraged by the continued support of our Alliance partners, Shell and BP Shipping, governmental and environmental bodies, environmentalists, tertiary institutions’ professors and lecturers, schools principals, teachers and environmentally- minded individuals. For the competition in 2008, a total of 260 entries were received with participation from close to 1,000 students. This is indeed another year of strong participation from the schools.

During the ceremony, a total of 50 awards will be presented by RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew to the winning teams (See Appendix 1 and Appendix 2).

For the first time in the competition since 2003, the Top Prize for the Junior College / ITE competition has been won by a team from Hwa Chong Institution (College) for their innovative project entitled ‘Project Greenamorphosis’. This award comes with a S$8,000 cash prize and a one-month development attachment with BP Shipping. The Top Prize is jointly sponsored by BP Shipping and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd.

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

The Green Wave Environment Competition 2009 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 Schools 1st Prize S$4,000
2nd Prize S$2,000
3rd Prize S$1,000
Secondary Schools 1st Prize S$6,000
2nd Prize S$4,000
3rd Prize S$2,000
Junior Colleges / ITEs1st Prize S$8,000
2nd Prize S$5,000
3rd Prize S$3,000
Tertiary Institutions 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 Trading and Shipping Company Limited and includes a one-month attachment to a Shell affiliate 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, 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 Project for schools is one of the shipyard’s key environmental outreach programme. The shipyard is pleased to be the first 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
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations & Communications
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

For the PDF version of this media release, the appendices and details of the winning projects , please click here.

More details of the Green Wave Environment Competition is also available at: www.sembmarine.com/greenwave