A collaboration between Sembcorp and ASTAR seeks for renewables

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) of Sembcorp Marine and Singapore both offered to work in the broad area of analysis and innovation in Offshore and Maritime and Renewable energy. The goal of both parties is to “reduce the lifecycle and timing of innovative marine, sea, and renewable energy solutions, which they have done, by forming a master partnership agreement (MRCA). 

The agreement involves the creation of a cooperative laboratory at Tuas Boulevard Yard in Sembcorp Marine. The’ Joint [email protected]’ would make a testing ground for and commercialize newer technology innovative solutions and modern production facilities for offshore energy. New concepts to encourage the production of foreign wind power and risk management in transportation and storage of liquefied gas incorporated in the modern design strategies. Additionally, Joint [email protected] will promote advanced domestic production capacities in large format flexible production equipment, controlled offshore robotic welding, and operation of digital floor tracking and checking. 

Wong Weng Sun, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Sembcorp Marine, stated that the alliance with ASTAR “would greatly enhance” the initiatives of Sembcorp Marine to build innovative, value-competitive, and renewable technological strategies. “Development at Sembcorp Marine is a key assistant, and we continuously observe at different means of improving our manufacturing, development capacities, and performance.” He stated 

“We need to constantly push the product bundle to offer innovative solutions that make us important to our clients because of advances in technology disruptions and growing environmental awareness on world markets. Likewise, the accomplishment of such critical goals is through Sembcorp Marine and a collaborator with a leading research organization, such as ASTAR.” Sembkorp Marine, ASTAR, and other partners were collaborating since 2013 for research studies like green transportation, and laboratory automation, through independent contracts. “Through this suitable environment, the companies have an assurance that a Joint [email protected] Body is capable of providing successful software modeling and modern manufacturing strategies,” Wong stated. Additionally, the MRCA allows Sembcorp Marine to operate together with many ASTAR research institutions within a unified system so that potential cooperation on science can be smoothed and more institutions engage.

Wong retorted: “Sembcorp Navy does not only see the MRCA as a natural development of our long-term contract with ASTAR but also an illustration of how the state and federal governments function together to produce incredibly satisfying research results. “ASTAR determination is to strengthen funding for new businesses like Sembcorp Marine, a significant participant of the offshore and marine communities in Singapore,” says Chew, Chief Executive Officer of ASTAR.