12 Years of Championing Green Awareness: Sembcorp Marine’s Green Wave Environmental Care Competition Promotes Environmental Sustainability to More Than 12,000 Students
Singapore, January 19, 2015: Signifying more than 12 years of commitment in its environmental outreach efforts, Sembcorp Marine has effectively promoted the green cause to more than 12,000 students through the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition since its launch in 2003 by Sembawang Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine.
This annual nation-wide competition in Singapore continues to witness a high-level of participation and steadfast support from schools and tertiary institutions, with a total of 287 projects received from more than 1,000 students in 2014. A total of 57 awards (see Appendix 1 and 2) will be presented in today’s award presentation ceremony, graced by Guest-of-Honour Ms. Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Law.
Reflecting Sembcorp Marine’s continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability, the Green Wave competition aims to inspire the younger generation to take ownership and proactive action in caring and protecting the environment. The competition also seeks to nurture participants’ passion in translating their creative ideas into green innovations for environmental improvement. The Green Wave competition has received strong backing from educational institutions, government agencies and industry partners as well as renowned environmentalists in Singapore through the years.
Since 2014, the Green Wave competition has expanded its scope beyond Singapore to regional tertiary institutions to encourage the sharing of ideas and insights to further enhance environmental sustainability.
Mr Wong Weng Sun, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sembcorp Marine, said: “Sembcorp Marine is pleased that our Green Wave environmental outreach programme has over the last 12 years grown to be the main platform for students to share their green ideas for the betterment of our environment. We are indeed very encouraged by the keen interest and enthusiastic participation from all sectors of the community, in particular the student population, their teachers, tertiary institutions, governmental agencies and environmental bodies. Each year, we see more and more well-thought out and innovative ideas on environmental conservation and protection from our student participants. This in itself, is heartening and bodes well for Singapore’s long-term sustainability.”
The successful development of the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools as the main green platform for students to share their creativity and innovation in the area of environmental care and protection, is largely attributed to the strong support and dedication of our partners and stakeholders. In particular, we would like to thank our co-sponsors and partners, BP Shipping and Shell International Eastern Trading Company, for their support and involvement in this meaningful outreach programme. Our appreciation also goes to our dedicated panel of judges from the various schools, BP Shipping, DHI Water & Environment Co. Pte Ltd, Ecospec Global Technology, Housing & Development Board, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS, Surabaya), Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Lloyds’ Register, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University, National Environment Agency, National University of Singapore, National Institute of Education, 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 2015
The Green Wave Environmental Care Competition 20154 is now open for registration and all students and schools are invited to participate. Share your green ideas on ways to conserve and improve our natural environment and stand to win exciting prizes. 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 / ITEs||1st 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 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 Sembcorp Marine
Sembcorp Marine is a leading global marine and offshore engineering group with more than 50 years of experience and proven capabilities in repair, specialised shipbuilding, building of high-specification jack-up rigs, fast track construction of ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rigs, conversion of floating production and storage facilities as well as the engineering and construction of offshore platforms. Headquartered in Singapore, it has a network of six shipyards in Singapore – Jurong Shipyard, Sembawang Shipyard, SMOE, PPL Shipyard, Jurong SML and the new Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas, which commenced operations in August 2013. Beyond Singapore, the Group has strategic operations in Indonesia, China, India, Brazil, United Kingdom and USA. For more information about Sembcorp Marine, please visit www.sembmarine.com
For further information or clarification, please contact :
Ms Wang Huiping
Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Fax : 65-67581025
Email : email@example.com
Ms Serene Lam
IR & Corporate Communications
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
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