06 Jul 2020

Sembcorp Marine President & CEO appointed Co-chair of International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

Singapore, July 6, 2020 – Sembcorp Marine President & CEO Mr Wong Weng Sun has been appointed the Co-chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP), which champions decarbonisation efforts in the maritime industry.

Established by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the panel will explore decarbonisation strategies, policies and actions to be taken by the local maritime sector, in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 target to reduce total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent.

Comprising leaders from shipping companies, port operators, academia, class societies, insurance and finance players, energy companies, engine makers, shipyards, shipping associations, and government, the IAP is chaired by SMF Chairman Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao.

On the establishment of the IAP, Mr Wong said: “Decarbonisation is a multi-faceted issue requiring different perspectives and collaborations. The IAP reflects this, and I look forward to robust discussions with the panel to see how Singapore can become a centre of excellence for maritime decarbonisation efforts.

“Sembcorp Marine is proud to support Singapore’s push for decarbonisation and we look forward to contributing our experience from developing low-carbon engineering products and solutions for the global markets, and from our ongoing efforts to tap solar power in our yard operations.”

Mr Wong is Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Institute’s Board and Governing Council and a member of the WSH2028 Tripartite Strategy Committee, where he chairs the Work Group on Workplace Safety and Health. He also serves as Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Technology-Newcastle University (SIT-NU) Industry Advisory Committee for joint-degree programmes in marine engineering, naval architecture and offshore engineering, and sits on the Industry Advisory Panel of the Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

For more information on Sembcorp Marine’s sustainability practices, please download the Group’s Sustainability Report 2019 by clicking here.

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About Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has close to 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types. Sembcorp Marine’s solutions focus on the following areas: Gas Value Chain, Renewable Energy, Process, Advanced Drilling Rigs, Ocean Living and Maritime Security.

Sembcorp Marine’s customers include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators. They are supported by four commercial units: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

We operate shipyards and other facilities strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.

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