ST Engineering’s marine arm reels in orders in Singapore and U.S.

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JANUARY 14, 2019 — Singapore Technologies Engineering reports today that its marine arm won S$560 million (about US$414 million) worth of new contracts in the last quarter of 2018. The company said that award of these contracts demonstrates its ability to deliver total marine and environmental engineering solutions at its facilities in Singapore and the U.S., which include shipbuilder VT Halter Marine.

Contracts won by ST Engineering in the U.S. include one awarded by a foreign government for the detailed design and construction of two firm Logistics Support Vessels (LSVs). The vessels will be repeat designs of an earlier LSV with enhancements to include range and cargo capacity changes to suit new requirements, an increase in speed without modifying the hull form or changing the main engine size and type, as well as upgrades to the crew complement.

In addition, as we reported earlier, VT Halter Marine received a contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the functional design engineering, procurement of long-lead time material, and limited advanced production to support the new T-AGS 67 Oceanographic Survey Ship. Completion of this contract is expected by May 2019.

The T-AGS 67 is planned to be a modified repeat design of the current T-AGS 66 ship, delivered by VT Halter Marine in February 2016.

Fast Patrol Boats For the Singapore Police Coast Guard

The Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs has awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of Fast Patrol Boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Construction of the boats is expected to commence in mid-2019.

145 MW Floating Power Barge

ST Engineering and Siemens have jointly received an order for a SCC-800 2X1C SeaFloat barge-mounted power plant from Seaboard Corporation subsidiary Transcontinental Capital Corporation (Bermuda) Ltd., an Independent Power Producer with operation in Dominican Republic.

Under a turnkey plug and play concept, ST Engineering will be responsible for the engineering design, procurement and construction of the floating power barge, the balance of plant and the installation of the floating power plant. Siemens will provide a Siemens’ combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 145 megawatts (MW) and deliver its innovative hybrid SIESTART solution, combining a flexible (gas turbine) combined cycle power plant with a battery energy storage system. This ‘SeaFloat’ concept, when completed in ST Engineering’s shipyard in Singapore, will provide the customer with a quality proven power plant at a lower cost in comparison to a similar land-based power plant. Upon completion of the construction in 3Q 2020, the barge will be transported to its final destination where hot commissioning of the power generation facility will be undertaken before final delivery to the customer.

Singapore’s Fifth Desalination Plant

Following the award of the engineering, procurement and construction contract for Jurong Island Desalination Plant in April 2018, ST Engineering was awarded the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) contract for the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control works for the plant consisting of the Air Flotation system, Ultrafiltration system, and Reverse Osmosis system. This is further testament to the Group’s deep engineering capabilities in delivering large-scale projects.

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