06 Nov 2013

Sembcorp Marine Marks 50th Anniversary at Gala Dinner with Commemorative Book Launch & a $2 Million Cheque Presentation to the Endowment Fund for the Establishment of Sembcorp Marine Lab @ NTU

Singapore, November 6, 2013: Sembcorp Marine celebrates 50 illustrious years of progress and growth at its 50th Anniversary gala dinner this evening in the presence of Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, and about 1,200 guests, comprising foreign dignitaries, government officials, industry representatives, customers and business partners.

The gala dinner, held at the Grand Sands Ballroom in Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, follows after the grand opening of the new Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earlier this morning.

A key highlight of the gala dinner includes a commemorative book launch to mark Sembcorp Marine’s 50-year journey of growth and transformation. Titled “Sembcorp Marine @ 50 : Create. Grow. Transform”, the book chronicles the Sembcorp Marine story and reflects on the milestones achieved, the challenges surmounted, as well as the pioneers and the visionary leaders that have led the way for the Group’s success. This pictorial book details how the Sembcorp Marine family has grown over the years and the Group’s continuous move up the value chain and technology ladder.

Mr Goh Geok Ling, Chairman of Sembcorp Marine, said: “This commemorative book is a testament to the enterprise, tenacity, and indomitable spirit of Sembmariners through the generations that have enabled Sembcorp Marine to rise above adversities over the years. It also encapsulates our continuous commitment to R&D and innovation that has enabled us to grow our capabilities and advance from simple ship repair into shipbuilding, ship conversion and offshore engineering, to rig building and offshore platform construction.”

Reflecting Sembcorp Marine’s continuous commitment to R&D and innovation, the Group has committed $10 million over a period of 5 years to an endowment fund that supports the set up of the Sembcorp Marine Lab @ NTU, a new research facility in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Housed and led by NTU’s School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, the Sembcorp Marine Lab @ NTU will undertake R&D projects and serve as a nucleus for new discoveries and the development of cutting-edge innovations with a focus on productivity enhancement solutions and innovative green technologies, for the marine and offshore industry’s sustainable growth.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

The gala dinner is a high point of the Group’s on-going 50th anniversary celebrations, which began this year with several initiatives involving our employees, customers and stakeholders, including high profile networking events at overseas trade shows and a 66km Sembcorp Marine run which covered our five subsidiary yards and the new Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas.

For media queries, please contact:

Ms Judy Han
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations & Communications
Tel No: (65) 6262 7203
Fax No: (65) 6261 0738
Email: judy.han@sembmarine.com

Ms Serene Lam
Assistant Manager
Investor Relations & Communications
Tel No: (65) 6262 7065
Fax No: (65) 6261 0738
Email: serene.lam@sembmarine.com

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