28 Feb 2013

A Decade of Environmental Outreach: Sembcorp Marine’s Sembawang Shipyard Promotes Green Awareness to Close to 10,000 Students Through Green Wave Environmental Care Competition Since 2003

Singapore, February 28, 2013: Signifying a decade of commitment in its environmental outreach efforts, Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has effectively promoted the green cause to some 10,000 students through the Shipyard's Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools since its launch in 2003.

This year, Sembawang Shipyard marks the 10th anniversary of its Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools, an outreach programme with the objective of encouraging 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. The competition has been well-supported through the years by educational institutions, government agencies and industry partners as well as renowned environmentalists in Singapore, making it a key event in the Singapore schools’ calendar.

A total of 269 projects were received this year with participation from close to 1,000 students from the various schools, technical institutions and tertiary institutions. The project entries in 2012 covered a wide variety of green issues and challenges, ranging from environmental pollution and global warming to resource scarcity and environmental conservation. The 57 winning projects, selected after a stringent judging process, were honoured during the Green Wave Awards Presentation Ceremony, graced by Guest-of-Honour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore this morning. Additionally, 2 Good Presenter awards were given out at the Tertiary Level for the first time in the competition‟s history.

Mr Ong Poh Kwee, Deputy President of Sembcorp Marine and Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard, said: “We are heartened by the continued enthusiasm and passion of our students in sharing their interesting and creative ideas via the Green Wave platform, now recognised as Singapore‟s annual green event for schools. The impressive level of student participation in the last 10 years shows that our young generation cares for the environment and is willing to ‘walk the talk’ by investing effort to turn their innovative ideas into tangible projects and proof of concepts. We have also witnessed a maturing of ideas and projects among our student participants. Such proactive efforts auger well for Singapore‟s conservation efforts and long-term sustainability.

Today‟s milestone celebration will not be possible without the strong support and commitment of all involved. Hence, our deep appreciation to all student participants, their teachers and parents, our co-sponsors, judges and stakeholders for their unwavering support and commitment towards the growth of this meaningful green platform for all schools in Singapore.

I congratulate all the winners and look forward to working closely with our partners, judges and stakeholders to bring the Green Wave to a new level in 2013.”

In particular, Sembawang Shipyard would like to thank the competition‟s co-sponsors, BP Shipping and Shell International Eastern Trading Company for their continued strong support. The yard would also like to record its deep appreciation to the dedicated panel of judges from the schools, BP Shipping, 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 2013

The Green Wave Environmental Care Competition 2013 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 S$4,000
2nd Prize S$2,000
3rd Prize S$1,000
Secondary Schools1st 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 Institutions1st 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 protection to 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 news event, please click here.

The press release and details of the Green Wave Environmental Care are also available at the website: www.sembmarine.com/greenwave