26 Feb 2016

Green Wave Environmental Care Competition sees growing maturity among students in tackling environmental challenges

Singapore, February 26, 2016: The annual Sembcorp Marine Green Wave Environmental Care Competition is witnessing a growing maturity among students in addressing a broad spectrum of environmental issues.

In a strong display of creativity, innovation and practical applications, some 850 students submitted 234 projects for the 2015 year-long competition, tackling a gamut of environmental challenges that ranged from water preservation and waste management to the protection of various ecosystems.

Among the winning entries, top marks went to a non-drip tap devised by primary school students to reduce water wastage; as well as a submission by Indonesian tertiary participants on wastepaper-derived super-absorbent aerogels that could be used for oil spill cleanups.

The 2015 competition culminated in an awards ceremony this morning at the Marina Mandarin, with guest of honour and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli bin Masagos Mohamad presenting prizes to 59 teams from the primary, secondary, junior college, Institute of Technical Education and tertiary categories.

Mr Masagos said: “Our students have always shown promising potential, and it is heartening to see this paired with a rising green consciousness to create solutions for our sustainability. I hope the energy and dynamism of our youth will inspire the wider community to take care of our environment.”

Started 13 years ago in 2003, the Green Wave competition has been a regular platform for Singaporean students to showcase their green ideas.

In 2014, the competition was extended to the region’s tertiary institutions. It is now beginning to attract outstanding submissions from overseas, with Indonesian participants clinching two top prizes in the 2015 event.

Commenting on this positive development, Sembcorp Marine President & CEO Wong Weng Sun said: “The winning entries from our Indonesian participants suggest there is a rich talent for innovative environmental solutions in the region. Through Green Wave, we want to encourage the sharing of good ideas to help everyone better manage common environmental challenges on the local, regional and global fronts.”

“As the call for sustainability becomes more pressing, we must embrace a collective commitment to keeping our environment cleaner and greener,” Mr Wong added.

For a full list of the 2015 Green Wave winners and project summaries, please click here.

For the complete PDF version of this release, please click here.

Launch of Green Wave 2016

The 2016 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition is now open for registration and all eligible students and schools are invited to participate. Winning teams will receive the following 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 Institutions category is jointly sponsored by Shell International Eastern Trading Company, Singapore, and includes a one-month attachment with 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 with BP Singapore.

The prize monies for the Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges/ITEs categories are shared 60:40 between the schools and students in the winning project teams respectively. The prize monies for the Tertiary Institutions category are shared 40:60 between the tertiary institutions and the student participants respectively.

The 2016 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition closes on July 31.

About Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore and marine industry, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. Our customers include major oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. We focus on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

We operate shipyards strategically located in Singapore, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Sembcorp Marine and Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability is a strategic priority for Sembcorp Marine. The continued success of the Group depends very much on how we balance our business objectives, meet the needs of our people and communities, as well as protect the environment. The annual Green Wave Environmental Care Competition is one of Sembcorp Marine’s key environmental outreach programmes, started in 2003.

For further information, please contact:

Wang Huiping
Assistant Vice President (Marketing), Repairs & Upgrades
Tel no.: +65 6750 6262
Email: huiping.wang@sembmarine.com

Adryl Leong
Executive, Corporate Communications
Tel No: +65 6262 8345
Email: adryl.leong@sembmarine.com

Green Wave Environmental Care Competition